Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)

Founded August 2003,  Web site updated 8th May 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 with thanks 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  079-693-5608

Sun 20th May  9:00 - 11:00 Medicinal plants  R70/R60/R50 Suzanne van Coller


Sat  2nd June  9:00 - 11:00 Invasive Alien Hack  Kenneth Slabbert

Sun  3rd June 14:00 – 16:00 Gold mine R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger

Sat  9th June 9:00 - 11:00 Medicinal plants  R70/R60/R50 Suzanne van Coller

Sun 10th June 08:00 – 10:00 Birding R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sun 10th June 09:00 – 11:00 Geology   R70/R60/R50 Steve Spottiswoode

Sat 19th June 16:00 – 20:00 Star gazing * R50/R 0/R30 West Rand Astronomy Club

Sat 23rd June 09:00 – 11:00 Nature adventure walk R70/R60/R50 Karin Spottiswoode


Planet walk & looking through telescopes at various moons, planets and stars.

Suitable for all ages, but please dress warmly and bring a torch?

Adults R50, children R30, pensioners free! No need to book, just come!  Payments at entrance into

amphitheatre from 16:00.

Boerewors rolls and hot beverages will be provided. Please book for the number of boerewors rolls by

WhatsApp or SMS on FroK cell 079-693-5608, give your name and number of rolls.

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

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

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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