About Us

 The Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa is a family orientated recreational 4x4 club that stands for responsible off-road driving. Our club is involved with family outings, off-road challenges, driver training, camping trips and environmental conservation.

The Four Wheel Drive Club is the largest four wheel drive club in Southern Africa and is not restricted to any single type of vehicle. The club offers prospective first time 4x4 vehicle buyers guidance on which 4x4 will be most suitable for them by drawing on the experience of veteran members. For new members who already own a 4x4, it is an opportunity to learn about their vehicle, off-road driving and a good place to meet like-minded people whilst having fun at the same time.

The Four Wheel Drive Club was established in 1972 and now consists of nine individual branches of approximately 4000 members. The KZN branch was established in 1987 and has approximately 85 members at present.

Each branch produces its own monthly newsletter filled with information on activities in the area. Members are encouraged to tell of their tales, trials and tribulations in the newsletter. The KZN’s newsletter is called “ Traction”.

Over the years many life long friendships have been formed around an evening campfire, so why not join us.


Club Activities


Our monthly get together, where members can get to know each other a little better…outside the driver seat. This usually takes the form of a presentation by one of the members on past adventures or interesting topics, followed by a braai.

Outings & Trails

At least once a month, a day outing to areas where the terrain requires nothing less than a 4×4 vehicle is arranged. On every outing there is an experienced driver/organizer that is in control to ensure that obstacles are negotiated safely and with care to the environment.

Driver Training

Driver Training courses are offered by the club and are required to be attended by all members. These are daylong courses where you will be provided with a booklet covering both mechanical and terrain information. After a theory class, it is out to put your new found knowledge to the test. These courses are an essential starting point for many members. Both women and men are welcome. You will be presented with a certificate at the next meeting. There are also advanced driver training courses offered.

Club Fun Challenges

Club fun challenges are held on a quarterly basis. These are fun events where club members can test and improve their driving skills and have loads of fun in the process. The track is setup in a manner not to damage any vehicles but only to get you thinking a little.



Please complete the online form and pay the prescribed fees, follow this link for more info.

Account Name: Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa
Bank : First National Bank
Branch Code: 220426
Branch : Durban North
Account No: 62065808150
Reference : Please use your initials and surname
Email Proof of Payment to 4x4admin@4wdkzn.co.za