The second Saturday of every month is what we call ‘Open Day’ when the club facilities at Base 4 are open to all – members and non-members. Base 4 is situated 800m off the R511 in Doornrandje near Hennops River.

Open Days are fun filled, informative and interactive. Members, prospective members and guests get together to listen to specialist speakers, participate in games, drives and shopping while making new friends. There is always something spectacular on offer for the ladies, the hardy 4×4 man and our precious children. Breakfast is served from 09h00 or stay and enjoy an ice cold beverage. Drive out for the day or stay over and camp for the weekend. Bring your meal and salads and braai around the supplied braai fires and mingle with other members. Enjoy the fresh outdoors and the 4×4 lifestyle.


The Base 4 property, which is fully owned by the club, is a 14 ha area situated 800m off the R511 in Doornrandje near Hennops. (Click here to see map

It is a quiet, tranquil place where you as a member can camp and relax or just spend the day, have a braai, test your vehicle and meet fellow members with the same interests. There is a lapa area with braai and picnic facilities, a play area for the children and rustic but full ablutions with hot and cold water. The grassed camping area is well maintained and protected by many trees offering shade in the heat of the day.

The clubhouse, situated on the grounds, is ideal for private functions with full modern ablutions, a hall, bar and conference room. The swimming pool is also a great attraction for the children and also provides a place for the adults to cool off or just laze around.

There are a number of off-road obstacles for you to drive and test your skills. (We recommend that you complete our driver training course before attempting the more serious obstacles. See the Driver Training section.) The lapa, clubhouse and/or grounds can be hired for private or business functions when available and at a fee – see below. For bookings and more information you may contact the club office at

Members' access to Base 4

Access to Base 4 for club members will be controlled by making a key available to each paid up member. Members who have paid their subs may order a key at the cost of R100. This key will be replaced with a different one each year. Access control to Base 4 has become imperative because thrill seekers have entered our property, used the track and damaged it. Base 4 being in a conservation area, this behaviour and abuse is not acceptable. We want to keep the track and camping grounds in excellent condition for members who want to make use of Base 4 as their home away from home.

Prices include VAT.

Hiring Base 4

Rates include the use of the kitchen, toilets, 10x tables and 100x chairs, 10x table cloths, cutlery, crockery and bar fridge. However, this must be arranged with the Club Secretary when making the booking. All rates are quoted for the day from 06h00 am to 24h00 pm midnight. If the facilities are required to set up decor the day before and removal thereafter then a further charge of R500 will be incurred. Arrangements must be made with the Club Secretary as to when removal of the event goods will be done.

The Four Wheel Drive Club of SA will not be held responsible for any damage, injury or loss incurred by anyone hiring the venue, their caterers or agents, or people attending the event.

If staff is required then notice must be given in advance. Their working hours are from 08h00 am to 17h00 during the week. Should you require staff after 17h00 pm then this will be at an hourly rate of R35 per hour per person overtime.

If a barman is required the charge is R800 from 18h00 pm to midnight. Arrangements are to be made in advance.

Please check with the Club Secretary that the relevant facility is available for your proposed date.

Members R 3 600 per day
Non-Members R 6 000 per day
Corporate R 8 000 per day

Rates include the use of the Conference Room and toilets only. Use of the overhead data projector etc. is to be arranged when making the booking.

Members R 800 per day
Non-Members R 1600 per day
Corporate R 3200 per day

Rates include the use of the rustic ablution block.

Members (with Base 4 access card) R 600 per day
Non-Members R 1200 per day
Corporate R 2000 per day

Rates include the use of the Rustic Ablution Block.

Members (with Base 4 access card) Free
Non-Members R 200 per vehicle per day – max 4 people per vehicle

A refundable deposit of R1000 to cover breakage/loss is payable in advance. The terms and conditions for the booking and usage of Base 4 are available on request.

Booking forms

Please complete the one of the booking forms below and return to the club secretary via fax 0861 393 272 or email Please consult the club secretary for available dates.

The Base 4 Booking Sheet is to be completed for all requests for bookings of Base 4 and must be returned prior to confirmation of booking to: The Club Secretary Fax: 0861-393-272 or E-mail Please check availability of dates with the Club Secretary.

Clubhouse booking form
Conference booking form
Lapa and camping booking form

Your booking will not be confirmed until receipt of the relevant completed form and a copy of your deposit slip is faxed to 0861-393-272. E-mail 

Please pay fees and deposits into the following account two weeks prior to the event:

First National Bank
Branch Code: 250655
Account Number: 588 100 22334
Our reference: Your surname and ‘Base 4 Hire’