Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)

Founded August 2003,  Web site updated 21st June 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.

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 within 24 of telephone booking.  

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

Date & time 2019 Event Cost Guide


Sun  7th July 14:00 – 16:00 GOLDMINE TOUR R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger 082-477-0319

Sun 14th July 8:00 – 10:00 BIRDING R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen 084-731-3344

Sun 14th July 9:00 – 13:00 VENOMOUS ANIMAL.... R250 / R350 Jonathan Leeming 082-338-4381


Sun  4th August 14:00 – 16:00 GOLDMINE TOUR R70/R60/R50 Rod Kruger 082-477-0319

Sun 11th August 8:00 – 10:00 BIRDING R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen 084-731-3344

Costs Adults / Pensioners / Children and early/late 

The Gold Mine Tour and Birding events do not need prepayment.  Please, though, phone, WhatsApp or SMS your name and number of people to Karin on 079-693-5608.

Book for Jonathan Leemings course Venomous Animal First Responder Seminar on 14th July with him.

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 Karin at 079-693-5608 or 011-674-2980.
  • 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 at 079-693-5608 for more information.

No further details for winter 2019 events.  Please see links to other sites and pages in the list above.

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 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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