Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)

Founded August 2003,  Web site updated 26th December 2019

Page down for forthcoming events.

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, please join as a member (Application form) and join our facebook group.

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  

Dam before and after rain on 1st November 2019

 Dam now overflowing (11th December)

Some FroK events for early 2020

Please see here for a description how we now run events.  Details for events in files below list of events.

Date & time 2020 Event Cost Guide


Sun 5th Jan 2 - 4 pm GOLD MINE R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger

Sat 18th Jan 9 - 11 am CREEPY CRAWLIES R70/R60/R50 Jonathan Leeming

Sun 19th Jan 9 - 11 am BUTTERFLIES R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen


R350 Jonathan Leeming Book now 

Sun 26th Jan 9 - 11 am WILD FLOWERS R70/R60/R50 Karin Spottiswoode


Sun 2nd Feb 2 - 4 pm GOLD MINE R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger

Fri 21st Feb 6 - 8 pm CREEPY CRAWLIES R80/R70/R60 Jonathan Leeming

Costs Adults / Pensioners / Children and early/late 

As before all bookings by phone, WhatsApp or SMS with your name and number of people to Karin on 079-693-5608.

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 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 Karin on 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 (giving some problems at present) 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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