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Latest Four Wheel Drive Club News...

Bringing 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.
Toyota Fortuner 4x4 4.0 V6
Many extras, some included others negotiable. Included is a 100-litre, long-range tank, bumper bullbar, roof rack, ARB front diff lock, spare wheel carrier, aftermarket Oldman EMU suspension, Mickey Thompson rims and mud terrain tyres, heavy duty rock sliders, Dastec chip, decat. The perfect overlanding vehicle! Price: R210,000. See more 4x4 vehicles and equipment for sale here.

Fri 01 Aug - The Barnyard 99 Hits
Please come and enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment at The Barnyard, Cresta Shopping Centre, together with your fellow FWDCSA members, family and friends. All are welcome - you can order as many tickets as you like. The booking form has a calculator, so just add the number of tickets and the the total payment will appear as if by magic. This fun evening is to help raise funds for the repairs to the club house and lapa thatched roofs, so please support it. Get full details on this fun event here.

Fri 18 - Sun 20 Jul - Weekend outing to Rametsi Eco Farm
On the banks of the Lindleyspoort Dam, 22km north of Swartruggens is Rametsi Eco Game Farm with grass plains, gorges and koppies bordering the Elands River. Their 4x4 route is really tough and challenging and has 2-4 rating. You can expect a few river crossings. Driving up the Rondekop Hill, the highest part of the farm, you have wide views over farm until you reach viewpoint where you sit between wild pear trees and gaze out over Lindleyspoort Dam. There is a boma area where we can gather and braai in evenings. Firewood and bread are on sale and there is a cash bar available. Get more details on this outing here. Download a booking form here. Get more on club outings here.
For Sale: Roof rack for Land Cruiser
Front Runner long roof rack for Toyota Land Cruiser 100 together with mounting brackets. Includes under-rack brackets for solar panel, 2 brackets for 2 jerry cans each, includes jerry cans. Hi-Lift jack mounting bracket and Hi-Lift jack, base plate and extender. Also included is a Front Runner extra large transit bag and three Wolff packs. Also included are brackets for gas cylinders and gas cylinders nearly full. Everything new or nearly new. This package would cost over R 15 000 new. All for sale plus more for R 10000 onco.
See more 4x4 vehicles and equipment for sale here.
New 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.
FWDCSA Members Network
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 members only).
Latest Newsletter
Download the latest newsletter from the Four Wheel Drive Club of SA (Gauteng Branch) here.
Serendipity Trip Report - 02 Mar 2014
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 guide here.
Driver Training & Vehicle Recovery
The FWDCSA Gauteng Branch offers a comprehensive programme of off-road driver training for club members and the public. The off-road driver training competence certification course is now run over a weekend and complies with the SAQA Unit Standards 254135 and 254154. Separate ladies' driver training courses are also offered. Get more details on driver training here.
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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About the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa

The club is a family-orientated, recreational club for 4x4 owners that stands for responsible off-road driving. It was established in March 1972, when a dozen 4x4 enthusiasts gathered to form ‘The Four Wheel Drive Club of South Africa’ which became ‘The Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa’ when the Botswana and Swaziland sections were incorporated. Currently the club consists of ten branches with about 1600 members.

For newcomers, the club gives you a chance to evaluate vehicles by communicating with other members before buying. Most people buy before joining, but if one joins first, one has an opportunity of making a better choice. Watching  4x4s in action at our monthly Sunday outings and talking to owners will give you useful information. The club is also involved in the following:

The club owns a property called Base 4 which is situated near Johannesburg off the R511 between Doornrantjes and Hennops - to see a map click here.

To obtain an application form to join the club please click here.


Links to web sites of Branches of the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa

Gauteng | Garden Route | KwaZulu-Natal | Port Elizabeth | Western Cape


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