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Walks
Walks
African snakes
 
datesFeb 16
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9am-12pm
costR380 pp
ageAll
contactBookings and further information: Warren Schmidt
Cell: 064 704 6605
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Course to be presented by Warren Schmidt. You will learn diversity identification and dangerous snakes. Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Anti-aging through use of medicinal plants
datesFeb 10
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults : R70
Pensioners: R60
ageAll
contact Tel: 011 674 2980
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Presentation, followed by a walk through the reserve identifying various medicinal plants, practical – preparation of some of the medicines Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Art from Nature
datesNov 9
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time2-4pm
contactKarin , 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
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Adventure walk collecting nature things to be used in creating art. Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Bat evening
 
datesSep 28
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time5-8pm
costAdults: R90
Pensioners: R80
Children: R60
ageAll
contactKaren Spottiswoode
Cell: 072 595 6991
Tel:
011 674 2980
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Presentation on bats, echolocation, seeing bats from the reserve from real close, seeing how they are caught, handled with great care, fed and then released Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Bird spotting
datesFeb 23
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time8-10am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Kids: R50
ageAll
contactGrant Egen
Cell: 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
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A Kloofendal birding booklet is available from Grant Egen at a cost of R10 Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Birding
datesFeb 9
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time7-9am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Kids: R50
ageAll
contactGrant Egen
Cell: 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
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In reserve with Grant Egen. Bird list is available from EcoCentre Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Birding
 
datesNov 10
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time7-9am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Kids: R50
ageAll
contactGrant Egen
Cell: 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
In reserve with Grant Egen. Bird list is available from EcoCentre Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Butterflies
datesFeb 16
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
u/12: R60
Pensioners: R50
ageAll ages
contactGrant Egen
Cell: 084 731 3344
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Walk in reserve, catching butterflies under careful guidance of Grant Egen, who will identify them and give information on each one. Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Butterflies
datesNov 17
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
u/12: R60
Pensioners: R50
ageAll
contactGrant Egen
Cell: 084 731 3344
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
 
Walk in reserve, catching butterflies under careful guidance of Grant Egen, who will identify them and give information on each one. Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Butterfly walk
 
datesSep 15
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
u/12: R60
Pensioners: R50
ageAll ages
contactKarin Spottiswoode
Cell: 079 693 5608
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Try and catch butterflies, with nets and collection jars – you will be shown how to do so without harming the butterflies – look and learn about them and then release Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Childrens reptile and wildlife adventure
datesMar 9
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9am-3pm
costR180 per child, which includes a book and activity guide
ageFrom 16yrs
contactBookings with Karin on FroK
Cell: 079 693 5608
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Please bring hat and water. Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Creepy Crawly walk
datesMar 7
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Children: R50
ageAll
contactKaren Spottiswoode
Cell: 072 595 6991
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
 
Adventurous walk through the reserve looking for and learning about creepy crawlies. Suitable for all ages! FroK will supply sample jars and nets. Participants will be shown how to treat all living creatures with care and respect Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Dangerous animals and outdoor hazards
 
datesMar 30
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9am-12pm
costR380 pp
ageAll
contactBookings and further information: Warren Schmidt
Cell: 064 704 6605
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Course to be presented by Warren Schmidt. You will learn diversity identification and dangerous snakes. Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Frog evening
datesDec 7
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time6-8pm
costAdults R90
Pensioners R80
Children R70
ageAll
contactBookings: Frok
Cell: 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Presentation followed by walk in wetland and around dam looking for frogs and other water creatures. Nets and sample jars are provided by FroK. Participants are shown how to treat all living creatures with care and respect Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Frog evening
datesNov 24
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time6-8pm
costAdults R70
Pensioners R60
Children R50
ageAll
contactWarren Schmidt Amphibian expert and herpetologist
Tel: 011 674 2980
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Presentation followed by walk in wetland and around dam looking for frogs and other water creatures. Nets and sample jars are provided by FroK. Participants are shown how to treat all living creatures with care and respect Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Frog evening
 
datesNov 23
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time6-8pm
costAdults R90
Pensioners R80
Children R70
ageAll
contactBookings: Frok
Cell: 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Presentation followed by walk in wetland and around dam looking for frogs and other water creatures. Nets and sample jars are provided by FroK. Participants are shown how to treat all living creatures with care and respect Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Frok Ecoclub Nature Adventure Walk
datesJul 20
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time2-4pm
costR50-R70
contactKarin , 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
It is a 110 hectare reserve within easy reach of the centre of Johannesburg and consists of pristine Highveld vegetation with craggy quartzite outcrops. There is a bird hide at the small dam on the reserve and a while spent here can be well worthwhile. The wildlife on the reserve is restricted to smaller creatures but it is surprisingly varied. Many Highveld tree species have their home in the reserve. The reserve also is home to the first mine on the Witwatersrand, which is a national heritage site. This enclosed area can only be visited by special arrangement. Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Fruit and Tea Walk
datesFeb 8
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
contactKarin , 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
 
Join us for a fruit and tea walk. Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Goldmine tour
 
datesFeb 2
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time2-4pm
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Children: R50

contactBooking essential:Rod Kruger (call, SMS or WhatsApp)
Cell: 082 477 0319
Tel:
011 674 2980
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Find out all about the early goldminers, how Johannesburg was borne. First goldmine on the Witwatersrand, the first goldmine in Johannesburg, the beginning Tell a friend.
Nature
Nature
Grasses Course
datesFeb 29
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9am-12pm
costR150 pp
contactKarin Spottiswoode
Tel: 011 674 2980
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In the field, please bring Frits van Oudtshoorn’s Grasses book, ruler for measuring length of various grass parts, magnifying glass to see more clearly ligules of the grass. Course suitable as a refresher course, also for novices to grass identification Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Guided Nature Walk
datesJul 20-21
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costR50-R70
contactKarin , 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
 
It is a 110 hectare reserve within easy reach of the centre of Johannesburg and consists of pristine Highveld vegetation with craggy quartzite outcrops. There is a bird hide at the small dam on the reserve and a while spent here can be well worthwhile. The wildlife on the reserve is restricted to smaller creatures but it is surprisingly varied. Many Highveld tree species have their home in the reserve. The reserve also is home to the first mine on the Witwatersrand, which is a national heritage site. This enclosed area can only be visited by special arrangement. Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Insect walk
 
datesNov 16
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costR70 adults
R60 pensioners
R50 children
contactFrok
Tel: 011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Explore & discover – including water insects Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Introducation to Kloofendal Walk with Frok
datesSep 21
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costFree
ageAll
contactKaren Spottiswoode
Cell: 072 595 6991
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Info. & bookings with Keneilwe or Simphiwe Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Invasive alien hacking walk
datesFeb 1
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time7-9am
costFree
Volunteer work
contactJorgen
Cell: 083 546 1199, 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
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Come and learn what the problem invasive plants are and how to remove them. Please bring garden fork and plastic garbage bag/ Meeting at Kloofendal Ecological Centre Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Medicinal plants
 
datesMay 20
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Children: R50
ageAll
contactKarin Spottiswoode
Cell: 079 693 5608
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Presentation and guided walk by Suzanne van Coller Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Night walk with Jonathon Leeming
datesFeb 23
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time6-8pm
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Children: R50
ageAll
contactKarin Spottiswoode
Cell: 079 693 5608
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Guided walk looking for scorpions and other nocturnal creatures Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Nocturnal creepy crawlers
datesFeb 21
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time6-8pm
costAdults; R90
Pensioners: R90
Children: R70
ageAll
contactBookings with Karin
Cell: 079 693 5608
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
 
Join us for walk to look for nocturnal creatures. Tell a friend.
Workshops
Workshops
One World sustainability workshop with Joanthon Leeming
 
datesFeb 24
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Children: R50
ageAll
contactKaren Spottiswoode
Cell: 072 595 6991
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Respect for all creatures, big and small. We share one world with them, we need them all, they all have a function Tell a friend.
Action
Action
Orienteering
datesDec 9
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
timeRegistration: 8am
Start: 8.30am
Finish & prize giving: 11.30am
costPre-enter at www.orienter.co.za: R110
R130 on the day
contactInformation from Nicholas Mulder
Cell: 082 898 7871
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Come and try it, suitable for all ages!
Meet in the amphitheatre area
Bring compass if you have? Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Pain relief through use of medicinal plants
datesMar 2
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Children: R50
ageAll
contactKaren Spottiswoode
Cell: 072 595 6991
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
 
Introduction, walk through reserve & practical Tell a friend.
Nature
Nature
Reptile Walk
 
datesDec 14
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults R70
Pensioners R60
Children R50
contactWarren
Cell: 064 704 6605
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Info. with Warren at cell 064-704-6605 Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Scorpion and Spider walk
datesOct 6
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Children: R50
ageAll
contactKarin Spottiswoode
Cell: 079 693 5608
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Walking in the reserve, looking for these little creatures under guidance of Jonathan Leeming Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Snare Patrol meeting
datesSep 6
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costFree
ageAll
contact Tel: 011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
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Learn how to patrol for snares Tell a friend.
Walks
Walks
Spring flower walk
 
datesSep 7
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Children: R50
ageAll
contactInfo. & bookings with Keneilwe or Simphiwe
Cell: 082 938 3605
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
ID the many flowers in Kloofendal.
Tell a friend.
Science / Tech.
Science / Tech.
Star Gazing with the West Rand Astronomy
datesJun 8
venueKloofendal Amphitheatre
West Rand
time5-8pm
costAdults R50
Pensioners: free
Children: R30
R10 per car
contactKarin Spottiswoode
Cell: 079 693 5608
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
If you ever wanted to know more about the night skies and the universe but were too afraid to ask, now’s the time !
The Friends of Kloofendal in association with the West Rand Astronomy Club will be hosting their annual ‘Stargazing in the Kloof’.

Several amateur astronomers will be in attendance with a variety of telescopes to give you an opportunity of viewing craters on the new Moon, the rings around Saturn and much more.

The evening starts with the Planet Walk. An astronomical presentation in the Kloofendal Ecological Centre and the rest of the evening star gazing through the various telescoped manned by members of the West Rand Astronomy Club, who will share their knowledge on what is visible in the evening sky.

Boerewors rolls and hot beverages will be for sale. Dress warmly, bring torch, cellophane (to reduce the light) will be provided at the entrance. Enjoy! Tell a friend.
 
talks / lectures
talks / lectures
The Witwatersrand -The Worlds Greatest Goldfield
datesJun 8
venueKloofendal Ecological Centre
West Rand
time9-11am
costAdults: R80
Children: R40

contactFroK
Cell: 079 693 5608
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
 
Presentation by Rod Tucker on the full history of gold in the Witwatersrand, from the stars to the different gold deposits in the Witwatersrand. Rod is first author of the wide-ranging paper “A Review of the Witwatersrand Basin - The World’s Greatest Goldfield, Rodney F. Tucker, Richard P. Viljoen and Morris J. Viljoen”.

His previous talk in Kloofendal was on the geological history of the Witwatersrand, including the gold mined at the Struben Mine in the Reserve, this talk is his second on the topic and also goes into astrophysics to explain how gold came to be in the universe and therefore in the earth.

Tell a friend.
Nature
Nature
Tree Walk
 
datesFeb 22
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9am-11am
contactKarin Spottiswoode Bookings with Keneilwe or Simphiwe
Cell: 079 693 5608, 082 938 3605
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
Recommended tree ID book: van Wyk, B. & van Wyk, P. Field guide to trees of Southern Africa. Some books are available for use from FroK reference library Tell a friend.
Life Skills
Life Skills
Venomous animals first response seminar
datesMar 8
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9am-1pm
costR350
ageAll
contactKaren Spottiswoode
Cell: 072 595 6991
Tel:
011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
What to do when someone get stung or bitten by a venomous animal Tell a friend.
 
Walks
Walks
Wild flower walk
datesJan 26
venueKloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
time9-11am
costAdults: R70
Pensioners: R60
Children: R50
ageAll
contact Tel: 011 674 2980
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
 
ID the many wild flowers in Kloofendal with Karin Spottiswoode

“Imaged list of wild flowers in the Kloofendal Nature Reserve” by Dr Jan van Wyk will be for sale R120 per copy Tell a friend.


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