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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    As discussed at the previous open day please find below the dates we have managed to arrange with Andrew for September.

    We will be doing a level one course now and then if people want to early next year we can do the level 2 course for people who have completed level one.

    The course dates are as follows

    Firefighting: 10th September, full day course and open day the following day so people can sleep over. Cost of R695 per person (theory and practical)

    First aid level 1: weekend of the 3rd September start 8am on the Saturday finish in the afternoon of the 4th. Cost per person R695 per person.

    Andrew suggests doing the level 1 first and he will then give discount to any person who does level 2 with him who has completed the level 1 training.

    If you could let me know who would like to attend and then I can arrange with Andrew. I would suggest that everyone has at least a level 1 first aid being on trips in remote areas. As well as to assist when things go wrong when we least expect it.

    If we have more people than can be accommodated on 1 course we will open another weekend later in September for the overflow.


    Mike Bell
    011 3263345/8


    Karl Hoffman
    Acting Club Secretary/Accountant.

    079 065 2795


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