Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)
Founded August 2003, Web site updated 4th December 2016.
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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.
Sign on for our newsletter here. We send out a newsletter about once a month.
Maps to and of the Reserve are here. The FroK displays and meeting place for events are in 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.
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Forthcoming FroK events (red to link to a page on the event and the guide)
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 eight 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 eight (8) 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