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Latest Four Wheel Drive Club News...

Newsletter
Get the November 2014 club newsletter here.
Rooftop Tent for sale
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 Winter
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 formGet more on club outings here.
The 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
Latest Newsletter
Download the latest newsletter from the Four Wheel Drive Club of SA (Gauteng Branch) here.
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.
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).
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 guide 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.
Update your membership details
In order to continue to receive communications from the club, it is essential that you keep your contact details up to date. You can do that quickly and easily right here on the web site. Click here.


 

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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