Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)

Founded August 2003,  Web site updated 4th February 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. 

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.  They are in PDF format and recent ones can be found here.

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  

Boophone disticha in burnt area

Forthcoming FroK events 

Phone bookings on 079-693-5608 apply for most events.  You will be asked to confirm by emailing this form filled in and Proof of Payment to sspotty@pixie.co.za within 24 of telephone booking.  

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


Date & time 2019 Event Cost Guide

FEBRUARY

Sat 2nd Feb  8:00 – 10:00 VENOMOUS ANIMALS SEMINAR R350 Jonathan Leeming BOOK

Sun 3rd Feb  9:00 – 11:00 CREEPY CRAWLIES WALK R70/R60/R50 Jonathan Leeming

Sun 3rd Feb  14:00 – 16:00 GOLDMINE TOUR R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger

Sat 9th Feb    8:00 – 10:00 TREE WALK R70/R60/R50 Richard Gill

Sun 10th Feb  9:00 – 11:00 ANTI-AGING USING MEDICINAL PLANTS R70/R60/R50 Suzanne van Coller

Sat 16th Feb  9:00 – 12:00 AFRICAN SNAKES COURSE* R380 Warren Schmidt

Sat 16th Feb 18:00 – 20:00 FROG EVENING R70/R60/R50 Warren Schmidt

Sun 17th Feb   9:00 – 11:00 BUTTERFLIES R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sat 23rd  Feb  7:00 – 11:00 BIRDING R70/R60/R50 Celia Human

Sat 23rd Feb 18:00 – 20:00 NIGHT WALK SCORPIONS R70/R60/R50 Jonathan Leeming

Sun 24th Feb  8:00 – 13:00 ONE WORLD WORKSHOP INFO Jonathan Leeming **

*  AFRICAN SNAKES COURSE bookings Warren Schmidt,  warren@biodiversitynature.com, 064-704-6605

** Bookings with Jonathan.


MARCH

Sat 2nd Mar  9:00 – 11:00 PAIN RELIEF USING OF MEDICINAL PLANTS R70/R60/R50 Suzanne van Coller

Sun 3rd Mar 14:00 – 16:00 GOLDMINE TOUR R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger

Sat  9th Mar  9:00 – 12:00 CHILDREN’S REPTILE ADVENTURE* R180 Warren Schmidt

Sun 10th Mar 8:00 – 10:00 BIRDING R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sat 16th Mar 18:00 – 20:00 NOCTURNAL CREATURES R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sun 17th Mar  9:00 – 11:00 BUTTERFLIES R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sun 24th Mar  9:00 – 11:00 WILD FLOWER WALK R70/R60/R50 Karin Spottiswoode

Sat 30th Mar  9:00 – 12:00 DANGEROUS ANIMALS & OUTDOOR HAZARDS*  R380  Warren Schmidt

*both courses by Warren Schmidt include a book and activity guide 


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 Karin at 011-674-2980 or 079-693-5608.
  • the weekend walks are aimed at small groups and families and take two hours

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

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

 

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 sspotty@pixie.co.za

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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