Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)

Founded August 2003,  Web site updated 17th March 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 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 

Sun 18th Mar 09:00 – 11:00 Butterflies  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen *

Contact Grant Egen on 084-731-3344 if you want to join this walk

Sun 18th Mar 09:00 - 12:00  Grass ID course    R150  Karin Spottiswoode


Sat  7th Apr 08:00 – 10:00  Invasive Alien Control - Kenneth Slabbert 

Sun  8th Apr 08:00 – 10:00 Birding  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen *

Sun  8th Apr 09:00 - 12:00  Grasses course    R150  Karin Spottiswoode 

Sun  8th Apr 14:00 - 16:00  Gold mine     R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger 

Sat 14th Apr  9:00 - 11:00 Insects and plants  R70/R60 Stefan Neser: Biocontrol Entomologist

Sat 14th Apr 18:00 - 20:00 Nocturnal creatures  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sun 15th Mar 09:00 – 11:00 Butterflies  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen   BOOK

Sun  15th April 09:00 - 12:00  Tree ID course    R150  Karin Spottiswoode 

Where indicated with BOOK, please press or use the on-line booking system via or to find all our events.

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 arrrive 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.

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

(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 even an 8 to 5 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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