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Latest Four Wheel Drive Club News...

Thu 14 - Mon 18 May - Planned Extended Outing: Bush to Beach 
The Outings Team has put together this proposed trip which will take you from the Bushveld of the Kruger National Park to the Indian Ocean and the beaches of Mozambique. This will be a camping trip under African skies, so you will need to be self-sufficient and will need a tent - preferably a rooftop tent or camping trailer. Get more information on the Club's trips and outings here.

Traffic Regulations for Mozambique
There are some very hefty fines and possible jail sentences for traffic violations in Mozambique. Read this guideline to familiarise yourself with that country's traffic rules and regulations and make sure that you and your vehicles comply with requirements before crossing the border. Guideline to Mozambique traffic regulations. Get more travel tips here.

Open Day
On a monthly basis, the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa has an Open Day at its property at Base 4. Each Open Day has a programme of events of interest to members, and these are also great opportunities for non-members to come along and see what the club is all about. A wide range of topics is presented by specialists in their field, and every one relates to the 4x4 or outdoor experience. Please feel free to invite friends or prospective members to Base 4. Get details on the next Open Day here.
Challenger Trailer For Sale
Challenger Trailer tent for sale for R82500. See more 4x4 vehicles and equipment for sale 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
Hwange, Zimbabwe's largest national park, is facing huge challenges but a team of dedicated staff and supporters are doing amazing work to keep the park's wildlife safe. 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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