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.

Upcoming Events

  • Sat

    base 4 jamboree 2015

    Driver briefing at 8.00, Final positions and prize giving at 16.00.
    Scrutineering will start on Friday 6th. The 8th is open day so why not spend the whole weekend at Base 4.

    The competition will be laid out to accommodate all makes of 4x4 and skills levels. Modified vehicles will be handy-capped. The course will consist of 10 "obstacles" involving both driving and "other" skills.

    The club house will be open for meals and refreshments and a party in the club house on Saturday evening with the big screen for the RWC.

    A huge thanks to TWT and Securetech for their support in making this event possible.

    Please complete the entry form with proof of payment to Brian at

    This is our premier club event for 2015, but its success and future events of this type will depend on your participation and involvement, so lets get together as members of this great club and have a JAMBOREE WEEKEND like none before.

    Download the Registration Form here

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