The Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa


Started in March 1972 by a dozen 4×4 enthusiasts, the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa (FWDCSA) now incorporates 10 branches across South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland and has over 1600 members. The club is a family-oriented, recreational club for 4×4 owners that stand for responsible off-road driving.

The FWDCSA owns a 14ha property in Doornrantjes near Hennops called Base 4 which boasts a large clubhouse, lapa, camping grounds with rustic but full ablutions with hot and cold running water, picnic facilities, childrens play area as well as a number of off-road obstacles. Club members get to use the obstacle course and camping facilities free of charge all year round.

On the second Sunday of every month, the FWDCSA hosts an open day at Base 4 where anyone interested in finding out about the club and its activities is invited. The day is also attended by club members and is a great social gathering. Base 4 is also utilized for driver training, recovery courses, conferences, social gatherings and 4×4 competitions.

Regular outings are arranged by our outings committee which include a range of local, day trips, short weekend getaways and extended outings in and around South Africa.

If you are considering a 4×4 lifestyle, why not come to one of our open days and get first hand information from people who have actually driven most of the 4×4 brands available.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sun

    The annual General Meeting of the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa (Gauteng Branch) will be held at 10:00 on Sunday 28 February 2016.

    This is your opportunity to elect the committee of your choice as well as to get updated financial information from the Treasurer on the 2015 financial year.

    The present portfolio holders will all be available for re-election but it is always good to add new blood to keep the committee dynamic and vibrant. Give it some thought as to who you would like to see on the committee.

    Nomination forms as well as the final agenda will be forwarded to members on 6th February.


    Agenda of the 43rd Annual General Meeting of the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa – Gauteng Branch - to be held at 10h00 at Base 4 on the 28th February 2016.

    • Notice convening the meeting and signing of the attendance register
    • Welcome and apologies
    • Acceptance of the agenda with any additional items from the floor
    • Confirmation of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting of 22nd March 2015 and matters arising.
    • Chairman’s Report
    • Treasurer's report and Financial Statement for 2015
    • Nominations and election of committee for 2016.
    • General - Update on status of Nature Reserve and decision whether or not to join.
    • Closing of meeting.

    Please forward any additional items you would need included under General by 5th February 2016 for inclusion on the agenda.


    Brian Welby-Cooke
    Secretary / Accountant

    Phone 079 065 2795
    Fax      086 695 5617

  • Sat

    Reach for a Dream at Base 4 Saturday 12 March. More details from the Club Secretary.

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