Friends of Kloofendal Nature Reserve

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Galena Str,
Kloofendal Roodepoort West Rand
6am to 6pm daily
Including public holidays.
We are given special exemption to use the Reserve after 6pm for our evening events: bats, frogs, spiders & scorpions.
Entry into the Reserve is free of charge
Fee for Guided Walks:
Daytime guided walks: adults R90, pensioners R70, children R50
Nocturnal guided walks: adults R110, Pensioners R90, children R70
Other: as advertised on
All ages
If you are looking to hire facilities in the Amphitheatre, speak to Nhlanhla Tlou cell 082-735-0601 or email Respect the Reserve and other users, so no noise or littering.

See upcoming events below for dates and details

Nature reserve

The Kloofendal Nature Reserve is situated in the suburb of Kloofendal, Roodepoort. It is on the west side of Johannesburg, midway between Westgate and Clearwater Mall. The entrance is on Galena Street, between Topaz and Zircon Streets, in the suburb of Kloofendal.

It is a 128 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.

Guided or Self guided walks

Walks can be self guided or one can join one of the excellent trails lead by a qualified field guide. Take a picnic and enjoy the day out. Explore the paths that crisscross the reserve. Visit the bird hide and spy on our feathered friends. The amphitheatre area inside the reserve has picnic and ablution facilities. The Mine Shaft (Confidence Reef) is fenced off and can only be visited with a guide. A security guard (paid by Johannesburg City Parks) is on duty every day.

Please be aware that dogs are definitely not allowed in the Reserve. Guided walks are 2 hours, usually longer. Booking essential to assist with numbers.

Notes regarding events

All events include walks in the Reserve and are led by qualified guides.
Evening events include a presentation and you are invited to picnic on the lawn.
Meet at the Friends of Kloofendal Ecological Centre which is situated in the Kloofendal amphitheatre, uphill beyond the braai facilities, 15 minutes before start time.
There are picnic and ablution facilities.
Entry into the reserve is free.

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Kloofendal Nature Reserve Various Walks & Hikes

Aug 1-31
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
Please see below for individual times
From R50 for walks
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Friends of Kloofendal offer a wide variety of regular guided events led by subject matter experts. There are a variety of events for every interest. Some of the events are family friendly while other events are more suitable for adults. All guided events begin at the Ecological Centre. Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the event. Events will go ahead regardless of the weather and we ask our participants to be prepared accordingly.
For queries, please contact the Friends of Kloofendal (phone, WhatsApp)
Cell: 079 693 5608
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