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.

Star Gazing In The Kloof

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 6 August 2022 from 5pm to 8pm, a family event for young and old!

The evening will start before sunset with the planet walk around the amphitheater. The planet walk gives an indication of the scale of our solar system as well as interesting facts about each planet.  

This will be followed up with a presentation on astronomy and related topics in the Ecological Centre, followed by viewing through the telescopes that will be set up and manned by the club members. The members will show some of the hidden gems in the night sky and answer the many questions.  

Yebo Gogga 2022

Dates: 2 – 6 September 2022
Time: 8:30 – 15:00 weekdays, 8:30 – 16:00 weekend
Venue: Oppenheimer Life Sciences Building, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand

Friends of Kloofendal will be at Yebo Gogga. If you are visiting the exhibition, pop in for a chat!

It is a free interactive science exhibition with a strong emphasis on biology. Learners get to learn more about the natural world and sustainable living. 

Kloofendal Nature Reserve general information

Are you looking for general information on Kloofendal Nature Reserve such as opening and closing times, facilities and how to book reserve facilities?

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.


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