Kloofendal Nature Reserve Overview
Kloofendal Nature Reserve is located in the suburb of Kloofendal in the Roodepoort area of Johannesburg’s west Rand. It is a 150-hectare ecotourism and cultural heritage park. Kloofendal was one of Johannesburg’s first nature reserves and is of important conservation value as it is a transition zone between the Bankenveld, Drakensberg and Savanna ecosystems.
There are a number of walking trails of various distances within the reserve that are easy to follow, Maps are available. Small mammals that you might spot while strolling through the reserve include duiker, mountain reedbuck, dassie, mongoose, and hedgehog. Birdwatchers can also view all kinds of birdlife from the reserve’s bird hide which looks onto the dam. It makes for an interesting outing in Gauteng, especially for families with young children that enjoy exploring nature.
Kloofendal Nature Reserve is near Westgate and Clearwater Mall. Take the N1 South towards Roodepoort, exit at 14th Avenue and turn right. Turn right on to Hendrik Potgieter. Turn left on Christiaan de Wet, right into Wilgerood Road, left into Topaz and almost immediately right into Galena. The entrance to the reserve is at the bottom of the hill, on your left.
Friends of Kloofendal (FroK)
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.
- Founded August 2003
A trail map is here.
Other map information are here.
The FroK displays and meeting place for events are in the Ecological Centre at 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.
Forthcoming FroK events
Meeting place: Kloofendal Ecological Centre
Daytime guided walks Cost: R90 adults, R70 pensioners, R50 children
Bookings and info. with Karin Spottiswoode at cell 079-693-5608, except the Creepy Crawlies event and First Aid course which requires bookings with Quicket.
Some events link to a page on the event or the guide. Please see here for a description how we now run events and here for a full description of the monthly 2020 events.
The Gold Mine Tour, Birding and introductory walks do not need prepayment. Please, though, phone, WhatsApp or SMS your name and number of people to Karin Spottiswoode at cell 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:
bookings with Karin Spottiswoode at cell 079-693-5608(8 am to 4 pm, incl weekends).
- 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 (8 am to 4 pm) at 079-693-5608 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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