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 hereThe 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.

Recent sightings  

Gnidia kraussiana - Harige gifbossie

Forthcoming FroK events (red to link to a page on the event and the guide)

Date & time 2016                            Event                                 Cost                      Guide


Sat 10th Dec 08:30 – 10:30 Invasive alien “hack” Jörgen Hammarström
Sat 10th Dec 08:00 – 10:00 Tree walk R60/R50/R40 Karin Spottiswoode
Sat 10th Dec 07:00 – 09:00 Birds R60/R50/R40 Grant Egen
Sat 10th  Dec 18:00-20:00 Frogs R70/R60/R50 Warren Schmidt


Sat 7th Jan 8:00–10:00 Walking tour R30/R20 Harthman Potgieter
Sat 7th Jan 8:30-10:30 Invasive alien “hack” Jörgen Hammarström (adults)
Sat 7th Jan 8:30-10:30 Invasive alien “hack” Karin Spottiswoode (young participants)
Sun 8th Jan 07:00–09:00 Birds R60/R50/R40 Grant Egen `
Sun 8th Jan 14:00–16:00 Gold mine tour R60/R50/R40 Rod Kruger
Sat 14th Jan 17:00–20:00 Bat evening R70/R60/R50 Bat Interest Group
Sun 15th Jan 9:00-11:00 Butterflies R60/R50/R40 Grant Egen
Fri 20th Jan 18:30–20:30 Scorpion walk R70/R60/R50 Jonathan Leeming
Sat 21st Jan 18:00–20:00 Frogs R70/R60/R50 Warren Schmidt
Sun 22nd Jan 09:00-11:00 Fruit & tea R60/R50/R40 Karin Spottiswoode

More details for  November/December and December/January events.

 For more information on these events, please download the appropriate file (right).

Please book using the file below.

Contact Karin at 079-693-5608 for more information.

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Press here for more information on our guided walks 

Booking for guided walks and courses is essential as we limit the numbers. Bookings with Karin at 011-674-2980 or 079-693-5608.

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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 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

(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.

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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 

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