Four Wheel Drive Club of South Africa
Port Elizabeth

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 organising efforts.

The Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa (FWDCSA) is a family orientated recreational 4×4 Club that stands for responsible off-road driving. We are involved in family four-wheeling, driver education, and environmental conservation.

They then joined the National Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa and have been operating under this banner ever since.


It is the largest 4x4 Club in Southern Africa and is not restricted to any single vehicle type.

Outings and Runs

Our run coordinators organize day/week-end trips to various off-road trails in diverse terrain in close proximity to 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:
Grade1: Easy – for 4×4 novices or 4×2’s with a differential lock.
Grade 2: Easy to moderate – 4×4 required and some off-road driving experience required.
Grade 3: Moderate – Low range and 4×4 driving experience recommended.
Grade 4: Difficult – Experienced drivers only, low range and differential lock. Recovery equipment recommended.
Grade 5: Extreme – Experts only with highly capable vehicles, not for solo trips. Recovery back-up essential.

We have an even balance of challenging routes as well as echo-scenic runs.


Our club operates on a limited 29 MHZ frequency, VHF and handheld 2 way radios for convoy communication and safety. We are members of ORRA (Off Road Radio Association) who controls and issues radio licenses. (They also provide training and information when necessary)

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.

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