At 3pm 12th October, the bird hide burned down. No cause has been established. A new bird hide has already been designed and will be constructed as soon as the plans are approved by Johannesburg City Parks.


The stamp mill near the entrance of the reserve, serves as a reminder to the importance of Kloofendal Nature Reserve as a site of great historical importance. 

The construction of Christiaan de Wet Road would have destroyed the mill as it stood in the way of the construction. Luckily Elizabeth Viljoen, curator of the Roodepoort Museum at the time, had the Stamp mill moved to corner Goldman and Seventh Streets, Florida where it has been standing for many years and certainly in the last ten years has not been receiving any attention despite the fact that the dept of Arts, Culture and Heritage had the mill refurbished in 2006