Get the November 2014 club newsletter here.
Rooftop Tent for
Frontrunner rooftop tent. Weight 39kg, length 2.1m, width 1.2m.
Condition is excellent. Used once. Price: R9000. See
more 4x4 vehicles and equipment for sale here.
Weekend outing to Rust de
Please note that due to the Spring
Raid and the 94.7 Cycle Challenge falling on the same weekend as the
Rust de Winter outing, being the 14-16th November, this outing will be
posponed to a later date. More information will follow. This
outing has become known as the unofficial last outing of the year, and
is always one of the best. Rust de Winter is 100km north of Pretoria and
members have an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of city life
and nature. The camp site is situated on the banks of the Elands River.
Green lawns, a swimming pool, water slide and a large lapa make
this an ideal venue for a weekend away for the whole family. Why not
camp over from Friday? For those camping over we will do a leisurely
trail on Saturday along the river and have fun on the Jeep gymkhana
obstacles. The main trail is driven (guided) on Sunday 17th, pull off
around 8.30. You are welcome to only book for the Sunday trail if you
don’t want to camp over. Click
here for more information. Click
here for a booking form. Get more on
club outings here.
FWDCSA Off-Road Marshalling Unit
The club is re-activating the off-road marshalling unit. This
gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with
off-road motorsport in exotic locations. Click
here for more information.
Download the latest newsletter from the Four Wheel Drive Club of SA (Gauteng Branch) here.
Owls to Base 4
We have a plan to put up owl boxes at Base 4 to encourage some of our
nocturnal raptors to make it their preferred home. Some people
might ask why we would want to have owls in artificial boxes living on
the property. They might say that if they wanted to stay there then they
would naturally be found there. I feel that we need to try and attract
the natural world back to Base 4 and this is an ideal way to start. Read
more about owl boxes at Base 4 here.
immigration regulations for all children under the age of 18
From 01 October 2014 all children under the age of 18 will be
required to produce an unabridged birth certificate in addition to
their passport when entering, departing or transiting South
Africa. Get more on this here.
Get even more value from your FWDCSA membership. We are building a
free directory of members with goods and/or services to offer you
and even discounts for members. Access
the directory, or add your services, here (FWDCSA Gauteng
||Serendipity Trip Report
Club members spent the weekend camping in the bush and driving the trails at
Serendipity in the Waterberg, enjoying their four-wheel-drive vehicles in the
picturesque African Bushveld. Read
the trip report and see the pictures here.
||Information for touring in Africa
Alan Exton has gathered a lot of useful information for travellers from his trips around our sub-continent and
presents it here to make your own trip safer and easier. Read the
||The Friends of Hwange Trust - Saving Zimbabwe’s
largest national park
Over 200 elephants have been poisoned with cyanide at Hwange. Read about this devastating crime and the Zimbabwe
authorities' powerful response to it. Get the latest Friends of Hwange
Trust newsletter here.
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