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Latest Four Wheel Drive Club News...

Hobby Park Trip Report
Read Paul Jansen van Vuuren's amusing report on his first outing with the Club. Read this trip report here. Read more trip reports here.

Land Rover Discovery for Sale
Disco 1 project built for me by Marc Rademaker from an imported 200tdi rolling chassis. All new parts fitted which have done 59000km since build in 1997. Selling due to Disco not having been used much for some years. Modified 4.6 litre RPI V8 with local ECU, R380 gearbox, Range Rover viscous transfer case, unused ARB diff locks front and rear, OME shocks with Harvey Bailey springs and anti-roll bars, three additional fuel tanks totaling 95 litres, 8"x16" Compomotive rims (not the normal 7"), quick ratio steering box, NX front bucket seats, Range Rover rears, Saudi grille, updated 300 Tdi headlamps, Gelind Aussie on board hot water shower system, dual battery system, etc. It is a real gas to drive. See more 4x4 vehicles and equipment for sale here.
Fri 03 - Sun 05 Jul - Weekend Outing to Didibeng near Fouriesburg
Are we crazy or what? Choosing to go camping and driving around in the Free State in the middle of winter! Not crazy but adventurous, plus being outdoors in the winter has its own magic - camp fires to keep warm with, hot water bottles in sleeping bags, coats and beanies, warm vehicle interiors - what could be better? Didibeng is situated in the Meiringskloof near Fouriesburg in the eastern Free State a few kilometers from Clarens and the Golden Gate Nature reserve in one of the most scenic areas in South Africa, especially if the Malutis are covered in snow. Tackle gorges, slabs of sandstone, rocky mountain passes and grassy ascents on a route that offers magnificent views and stunning rock formations.  Get more information on this outing here. Download the booking form here. Get more information on the Club's trips and outings here.
Bush to Beach Trip Report
Read Dave Shaw's report of the Club's Bush to Beach trip from Phalaborwa, through the Kruger Park and the Giriyondo border post into Mozambique and on to the warm waters and golden beaches of Bilene. Read the trip report and see the pictures 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.
Toyota Hilux 4x4 for Sale
2013 Toyota Hilux 3.0 D4D Auto Double Cab for sale. Colour Silky Gold, 73500 Kms, fitted with full Old Man Emu suspension, ARB rear bumper, dual battery system, long-range tank, ARB canopy with side-opening doors, Infinity amp and speakers, reverse camera, rear folding seat and Icom 35 MHz two-way radio. This vehicle is in mint condition. Price: R420 000 ONCO. 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).
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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