Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)

Founded August 2003,  Web site updated 27th August 2019

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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.  Our Vision focuses on preservation, ecology and education.

Please sign up for our newsletter here.  We send out a newsletter about once a month.  They are in PDF format and recent ones can be found here.  If you agree with our vision, 

A trail map is here and other map information 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  

Block burn completed soon after the last fire break was completed, July 2019


Simphiwe Mbata and Keneilwe Mosime joined us on 2nd July. They are 3rd year Tourism students with the Westcol TVET College and will be working with FroK on promotion of our Environmental Education programme in Kloofendal and making Kloofendal a tourism destination.

The students are sharing a cell phone (082-938-3505) to manage bookings of events and for promotion of FroK and the Reserve. They will each be working for five days a week, based in the Ecological Centre.

The centre will therefore be open every day of the week.  Please visit and bring your friends.

Forthcoming FroK events 

Phone bookings with our new Interns, Simphiwe Mbata and Keneilwe Mosime, on our new phone number for event bookings 082-938-3505 for most events.   

Some events link to a page on the event or the guide.  

Please see here for a description how we now run events and here for a full description of the August 2019 events.

Date & time 2019 Event Cost Guide


Sat  31st Aug 2 - 3 pm "BITE ME" (on values & beliefs) -- no charge -- Jonathan Leeming  


Sun   1st Sept 2 - 4 pm GOLDMINE TOUR R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger 082-477-0319

Sat   7th Sept 9 - 11 am SPRING FLOWER WALK R70/R60/R50 Karin Spottiswoode

Sun  8th Sept 7 - 9 am BIRDING           R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sun 15th Sept 9 - 11 am BUTTERFLIES          R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sat 21st Sept 9 - 11 am INTRODUCTORY WALK         -- no charge -- FroK student interns

Sat 28th Sept 5 - 8 pm BATS R90/R80/R60  Gauteng Bat Interest Group

Sun 29th Sept 9 - 11 am INTRODUCTORY WALK         -- no charge -- FroK student interns


Sat  5th Oct 9 - 11 am CREEPY CRAWLIES  R70/R60/R50 Jonathan Leeming

Sun  6th Oct 9 - 11 am INTRODUCTORY WALK         -- no charge -- FroK student interns

Sun  6th Oct 2 - 4 pm GOLDMINE TOUR R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger 082-477-0319

Sat 12th Oct 9 - 11 am INTRODUCTORY WALK         -- no charge -- FroK student intern

Sun 13th Oct 7 - 9 am BIRDING           R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sun 20th Oct 9 - 11 am BUTTERFLIES          R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sat 26th Oct 9 - 12 am TREE COURSE R150 Karin Spottiswoode

Sat 26th Oct 6 - 8 pm FROGS          R90/R80/R70 Warren Schmidt

Sun 27th Oct 9 - 11 am WILD FLOWER WALK R70/R60/R50 Karin Spottiswoode 079-693-5608 


Costs Adults / Pensioners / Children and early/late 

The Gold Mine Tour, Birding and introductory walks do not need prepayment.  Please, though, phone, WhatsApp or SMS your name and number of people to our student interns on 082-938-3605.

Normally, booking for guided walks and courses is essential as we limit the numbers, generally to 20.

In addition the guides might not arrive if there are no prior bookings. 

Unless otherwise stated:
  • bookings with Simphiwe Mbata and Keneilwe Mosime at 082-938-3605 (8 am to 4 pm, incl weekends).
  • the weekend walks are aimed at small groups and families and mostly take two hours

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

Contact Simphiwe or Keneilwe at 082-938-3605 (8 am to 4 pm) or Karin at 079-693-5608 for more information.

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Press here for more information on our guided walks and our guides. 

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 a 24/7 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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