Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)

Founded August 2003,  Web site updated 14th October 2018

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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. 

The newsletter system that we used for up to end 2016 has died. Please sign on again 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  

Two mountain reedbuck.

Photo with thanks by William  Morrison 

Forthcoming FroK events 

Some events link to a page on the event and the guide.  Phone bookings on 079-693-5608 apply for most events. Book on-line at Quicket for the more popular FroK walks or follow link to book.  

Date & time 2018 Event Cost Guide Booking  079-693-5608


Fri 19th Oct 18:00 - 20:30 Scorpion & spider walk R70/R60/R50 Jonathan Leeming  Book on Quicket

Sat 20th Oct  9:00 – 11:00 Wild flowers   R70/R60/R50 Karin Spottiswoode

Sun 21st Oct  9:00 – 11:00 Butterflies R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen


Sat  3rd Nov  17:30 - 19:30 Nocturnal creatures R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sun  4th  Nov 14:00 - 16:00 Gold mine  R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger

Sat 10th Nov  9:00 - 12:00 Seminar: stings & bites      Book  Jonathan Leeming

Sun 11th Nov 8:00 – 10:00 Birding R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sat 24th Nov 18:00 – 20:00 Frogs (TBC) R70/R60/R50 Warren Schmidt

Sun 25th Nov  9:00 – 11:00 Butterflies R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen


Sat  1st Dec  9:00 - 12:00 Grasses course R150 Karin Spottiswoode

Sat  8th Dec  9:00 - 12:00 Tree ID course R150 Karin Spottiswoode

Sat 8th Dec 18:00 – 20:00 Frogs (TBC) R70/R60/R50 Warren Schmidt

Sun  9th Dec 8:00 – 10:00 Birding R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sun 16th Dec  9:00 – 11:00 Butterflies R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

** BOOK LAUNCH in the Kloofendal Ecological Centre

Two books will be launched:

“One World – together we can change tomorrow today” by Jonathan Leeming – book on how we can make the one world we live in, sustainable when working together

Info. on website

“Imaged list of Wild Flowers of Kloofendal Nature Reserve” by Dr Jan van Wyk – second edition.

ID booklet on flowers found in Kloofendal Reserve

Bookings for catering purposes with FroK cell 079-693-5608

Alternately, phone the day before to inquire whether there is still space to join by paying cash on the day.
Booking for guided walks and courses is essential as we limit the numbers and the guides might not arrive if there are no prior bookings. 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.
Where indicated with BOOK, please press or use the on-line booking system via or to find all our events.

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

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

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Press here for more information on our guided walks 

FroK bookings and enquiries:

Karin Spottiswoode 079-693-5608 (FroK cell) Private and school guided walks by arrangement.

Tel 011-674-2980 or

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 even an 8 to 5 service.

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 

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