Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)

Founded August 2003,  Web site updated 10th December 2017

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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  

Sunset from parking area.

Why the reflection?

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 2017 Event Cost Guide Booking 


Sat   16th Dec 07:00 - 10:000 Invasive alien weeding - Karin Spottiswoode

Sat   16th Dec 18:00 - 20:00 Frog evening R70/R60/R50 Warren Schmidt FULL


Sun  7th Jan 07:00 – 09:00 Birding  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen 

Sun  7th Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Gold mine tour  R70/R60/R50          Rod Kruger

Sat  13th Jan 09:00 – 11:00 Butterflies   R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen

Sat  13th Jan 18:00 - 20:00 Frog evening R70/R60/R50 Warren Schmidt BOOK

Fri   19th Jan 18:30 - 20:30 Creepy crawly walk R70/R60/R50 Jonathan Leeming

Sat  20th Jan 18:00 - 20:00 Scorpion & Spider course Enquire & book Jonathan Leeming

Sun  21st Jan 09:00 – 12:00 Grasses course   R150 Karin Spottiswoode 


Sat  3rd Feb 18:00 - 20:00 Frog evening R70/R60/R50 Warren Schmidt BOOK

Sun  4th Feb 14:00 - 16:00 Gold mine tour  R70/R60/R50          Rod Kruger

Sat 10th Feb 09:00 - 11:00  Creepy crawly walk R70/R60/R50 Jonathan Leeming BOOK

Sat 11th Feb 09:00 – 11:00 Fruit and tea walk  R70/R60/R50 Karin Spottiswoode 

Sat 17th Feb 19:00 - 20:00 Frog evening Warren Schmidt*

Sun 18th Feb 07:00 – 09:00 Birding  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen 

Sat  20th Jan 18:00 - 20:00 Reptile & Frogs course for children Enquire & book Warren Schmidt

MARCH 2018

Sun  4th Mar 09:00 - 11:00  Creepy crawly walk R70/R60/R50 Jonathan Leeming BOOK

Sun  4th Mar 14:00 - 16:00 Gold mine tour  R70/R60/R50          Rod Kruger

Sat 10th Mar 18:00 - 20:00 Nocturnal creatures  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen 

Sun 11th Mar 07:00 – 09:00 Birding  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen 

Sun 18th Mar 09:00 – 11:00 Butterflies  R70/R60/R50 Grant Egen 

More details for  December events.  Where indicated with BOOK, please use the on-line booking system via or to find all our events.

Requested donation for Adults / pensioners / children 12 & under
Alternately, phone the day before to inquire whether there is still space to join by paying cash on the day.

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 

Booking for guided walks and courses is essential as we limit the numbers. 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. Cash on the day has mostly worked out well, but we have been let down enough times that we have now adopted an on-line booking system.  You may call the FroK phone (079-693-5608) the day to enquire whether there is still space. 

FroK bookings and enquiries:

Karin Spottiswoode 079-693-5608 (FroK cell) Private and school guided walks by arrangement.

Tel 011-674-2980 or

(Added on 14th August 2016) 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 6:00 to 18:00 service.

See the files below for more details and more events planned.   

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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