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April
 • 13: Kirkwood
 • 26: Social (Info)
May
 • 11: Swannie se Fun Day
 • 31: Social
June
 • 15: PPC Loerie
 • 28: Social
July
 • 27: Jumboree Maitlands
August
 • 10: Kareedouw
 • 30: Social
September
 • 21: International Beach Clean-Up
October
 • 12: Amazing Race
 • 26: The Club's 20th Anniversary Dinner
November
 • 02: Manne Run
December
 • 01: Christmas Run, Geelkrans

Club Info

WOULD YOU LIKE:

  • The freedom of the outdoors
  • Camping in the wilds
  • Enjoying your 4x4 for its intended use
  • Making new friends with common interests
  • Being part of a family-orientated club where the entire family is always considered?
  • Belong to an organised structure that will enhance your 4x4 experience

Then join our club - the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa. (FWDCSA)

a.) CLUB HISTORY

The FWDCSA Port Elizabeth branch was started in 1992 by a small group of passionate 4x4 enthusiasts who felt the need to co-ordinate and structure themselves in order to reduce individual organizing efforts. They then joined the National Four Wheel Drive. Club of South Africa and until today operate under this banner. This national club in turn is affiliated with the Association of All Wheel Drive Clubs of SA (AAWDCSA).

b.) NEWSLETTER

As a FWDCSA member you will receive regular updates informing you of events within the club and the 4x4 world in South Africa regarding legislation, competitions, safari opportunities and much more, as well as entertainment and fun articles. Our club promotes healthy fun, rivalry and camaraderie, therefore a good sense of humor is required.

c.) UNITY IS STRENGTH!

We as drivers of 4x4 vehicles will find ourselves in future with less freedom and more restrictions. This is largely due to those "Bundu Bashers" with little consideration for the environment or the good-natured image of 4x4'ers. That's why some environmental groups outside of AAWDCSA, together with government, are lobbying to effectively ban 4x4 leisure activities. Now is the time to join the FWDCSA to ensure the continuation of our way of recreation, working towards conservation and legislation, rather than against it. The AAWDCSA is engaging the authorities in finding means to assist in preserving our heritage whilst having the freedom to explore it.

d.) COMMUNICATIONS

Our club operates on a limited 29MHZ frequency for convoy communications and safety. We are members of ORRA (Off Road Radio Assoc.) who control and issue radio licenses. (They also provide training and information where necessary)

e.) SOCIAL EVENTS

We have regular social get-togethers where members and friends can partake in varied events such as bring & braais, dances or other fun social activities. Children are always welcome and are specially catered for. Our socials are informal and entertaining.

f.) OUTINGS/RUNS

Our run coordinators organize day/week-end trips to various off-road trails in diverse terrain in close proximity of Port Elizabeth, some of which are not open to the general public. A standard trail rating system is used to ensure that drivers are aware of the experience and equipment levels required to participate in an event. We have an even balance of challenging routes as well as echo scenic runs.

g.) CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Be considerate and helpful to all.
  • Drive responsibly at all times.
  • Keep your vehicle mechanically sound.
  • Prevent soil erosion.
  • Adhere to laws and regulations.
  • Respect wildlife, plants and trees.
  • Obtain permission before entering private property and state land.
  • Prevent fires at all times.
  • Safeguard water supplies.
  • Leave all gates as found.
  • Respect the right of others to peace and solitude.
  • Keep to roads and tracks.

Know your own and your vehicles capabilities. Remember that your vehicle is not a missile to be aimed at Mother Nature, but a tool with which to discover it. We want future generations to commend us and not condemn us.


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