Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)
(Web site updated 28th August 2016)
Friends of Kloofendal is an open conservation NGO (NPO No 092-239) that focuses on the Kloofendal Nature Reserve in the suburb of Kloofendal in the West of Johannesburg.
Maps to and of the Reserve are here. The FroK displays and meeting place for events have moved from a kiosk to the Ecological Centre at here .
For information on our School Programme, press here.
If you want to visit the Reserve as a small group to picnic, to walk or hike along one of the trails or to enjoy natural environment, press here for information to help you.
Press here for more information on facilities in the Amphitheatre area.
Open from 6:00 to 18:00 and no charge for groups of 20 and less.
Forthcoming FroK events (red to link to a page on the event and the guide)
Sat 10th Sept 08:30-10:30 Invasive alien “hack” - Jörgen Hammerström
Sun 11th Sept 08:00 – 10:00 Birding R60/R50/R40 Grant Egen
Sun 18th Sept 08:00 – 10:00 Wild flowers R60/R50/R40 Jan van Wyk
Sun 17th Sept 08:00 – 10:00 Trees R60/R50/R40 Karin Spottiswoode
Sun 24th Sept 08:00 – 10:00 Butterflies R60/R50/R40 Grant Egen
Sun 2nd Oct 09:00 – 11:00 Scorpions R60/R50/R40 Jonathan Leeming
Sat 8th Oct 08:30-10:30 Invasive alien “hack” - Jörgen Hammerström
Sun 16th Oct 08:00 – 12:00 Alien plant course TBA Karin Spottiswoode
Sat 22nd Oct 18:00 – 20:00 Frogs R60/R50/R40 Warren Schmidt
Please book using the file below.
Contact Karin at 079-693-5608 for more information.
Booking for guided walks and courses is essential as we limit the numbers. Bookings with Karin at 011-674-2980 or 079-693-5608.
Unless listed otherwise, the weekend walks are aimed at small groups and families and take two hours, courses and school holiday programme are longer. Cash on the day has mostly worked out well, but we have been let down enough times that we ask groups of four or more people to prepay and email a deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm payment. See here for more information on some of our events and guides.
FroK bookings and enquiries:
Karin Spottiswoode 079-693-5608 (FroK cell) Private and school guided walks by arrangement.
Tel 011-674-2980 or email@example.com
(Added on 14th August 2016) These numbers are provided as a free service to the general public by the Friends of Kloofendal (FroK) in support of the Reserve and of FroK. It is not an "all hours" or 6:00 to 18:00 service.
See the files below for more details and more events planned.
Booking form for groups of four (4) or more on two-hour weekend walks.
We ask for written bookings for very popular events to avoid the situation where we have turn people away because the event is fully booked and some of those who have booked don't come.
Bookings for less popular events are needed to help assure us of viability as it is generally not worthwhile for the guide if very few people come.
Please download the appropriate form (daytime or evening), fill it in and email back to us with payment.
Download information on the FroK School's Environmental Education Programme, aligned with the curriculum.
Fun, hands-on programme with FGASA Qualified guides inside the Reserve, supported by displays of local fauna, flora, geology & mining history in the FroK Education Centre.
While our guides do support the curriculum topic, sharp-eyed children always find the distractions that make our outings fun.
Frequently asked questions on FroK and the Reserve