Who Are Friends Of Kloofendal?

Friends of Kloofendal is a non-profit organisation, founded in August 2002. The organisation focuses upon environment and community projects and activities within Kloofendal Nature Reserve. FrOK consists of dedicated guides and volunteers who use their wide variety of knowledge to promote conservation through guided walks, educational events and school programmes. Projects include alien invasive plant eradication, bird hide maintenance and historical gold mine maintenance.

The Friends Of Kloofendal News WhatsApp Group is focused upon conservation and community news and events at Kloofendal Nature Reserve. You will not get inundated with irrelevant messages, as only Admins can post.

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Star Gazing At Kloofendal

11th May 2024, 5pm to 8pm, Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Friends of Kloofendal in association with the West Rand Astronomy Club will be hosting their annual ‘Star gazing in the Kloof’ at Kloofendal Nature Reserve on 11th May 2024 from 5pm to 8pm, a family event for young and old!

Venom Day 2024

2nd March 2024, 10am to 12pm, Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Join Jonathan Leeming for a question and answer session focusing upon venomous animals and their bites and stings. The idea is simple. Participants forward any questions that they want answering before the event. These questions will be used to direct the conversation during the session. Anything venom related goes, from bites and stings, how venom works, antivenom manufacture, first response, allergic reactions to venom, biotechnology, the latest research and more. 

All events begins from the Ecological Centre in Kloofendal Nature Reserve.  Please aim to be at the reserve 15 minutes before the event start time. Events will go ahead regardless of the weather and loadshedding. For queries, please contact the Friends of Kloofendal (phone, WhatsApp) on 079 693-5608. 

Need a map to the hiking trails?

Kloofendal Nature Reserve offers hiking trails of up to 4km. Mix and match the trails for a longer walk if you prefer. All hiking trails are family friendly and accessible for the reasonably fit. 

Schools Programme

The Friends of Kloofendal Schools Programme focusses upon creating an awareness and fascination for the natural environment, an understanding of how it functions, how we depend on it, and the need for us to respect and conserve it. The programme supports teachers by enriching the learning experiences for all grades.