Schools programme

Walks for groups of up to 20 children into the Kloofendal Nature Reserve, focussing on the prescribed CAPS topics.


The Kloofendal Nature Reserve is an ideal place for trail walking bird watching and general enjoyment of a natural area.

Guided Nature Walks & Struben Mine

Guided nature walks, Struben mine & Junior Ranger programme.


As part of the FroK committee, Jörgen’s position was invasive alien plant control.

Special events

FroK has presented concerts and stargazing evenings in collaboration with the West Rand Astronomy club.


We send out a newsletter about once a month. They are in PDF format and recent ones can be found here.


Simphiwe Mbata and Keneilwe Mosime joined us on 2nd July. They are 3rd year Tourism students with the Westcol TVET College and will be working with FroK on promotion of our Environmental Education programme in Kloofendal and making Kloofendal a tourism destination.

The students are sharing a cell phone (082-938-3605) to manage bookings of events and for promotion of FroK and the Reserve. They will each be working for five days a week, based in the Ecological Centre. The centre will therefore be open every day of the week. Please visit and bring your friends.

Forthcoming FroK events

Phone bookings with our new Interns, Simphiwe Mbata and Keneilwe Mosime, on our new phone number for event bookings 082-938-3605 for most events.

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 August 2019 events.

Costs: Adults / Pensioners / Children and early/late

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 our student interns on 082-938-3605.

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 Simphiwe Mbata and Keneilwe Mosime at 082-938-3605 (8 am to 4 pm, incl weekends).
  • The weekend walks are aimed at small groups and families and mostly take two hours.
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For more information on these events, please download the appropriate file (right).

Contact Simphiwe or Keneilwe at 082-938-3605 (8 am to 4 pm) or Karin 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

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.

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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