Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)

Founded August 2003,  Web site updated 16th October 2017.

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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 have used for many years 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  

Sunset from parking area.

Why the reflection?

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 2016 Event Cost Guide Booking 


Sat   4th Nov 9:00 - 11:00 Walking tour R40/R30/R30          Grant Egen

Sat   4th Nov 18:00 - 20:00 Frogs R40/R30/R30          Warren Schmidt Book

Sun   5th Nov 14:00 - 16:00 Gold mine tour R70/R60/R50          Rod Kruger

Sat   11th Nov 9:00 - 15:00 Reptile & amphibian course Warren Schmidt*

Sun   12th Nov 07:00 – 09:00 Birds  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen 

Sat   25th Nov 09:15 - 11:15 Invasive alien control   9yrs+  - Karin Spottiswoode


Sat   2nd Dec 9:00 - 15:00 Reptile & amphibian course Warren Schmidt*

Sun   3rd Dec 14:00 - 16:00 Gold mine tour R70/R60/R50          Rod Kruger

Sat   9th Dec 17:00 - 20:00 Bats R70/R60/R50 Gauteng bat interest group

* Book with Warren Schmidt at:  or phone 081-039-4176.

More details for November or December events.  Where indicated with BOOK, please use the on-line booking system via or to find all our events.

Requested donation for Adults / pensioners / children 12 & under
Alternately, phone the day before to inquire whether there is still space to join by paying cash on the day.

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 

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 have now adopted an on-line booking system.  You may call the FroK phone (079-693-5608) the day to enquire whether there is still space. 

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.


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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