Friends of Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Venue:
Galena Str,
Kloofendal Roodepoort West Rand View on Google Maps
Times:
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.
Public holidays
OPEN:
21 Mar (Human Rights Day)
29 Mar (Good Friday)
1 Apr (Family Day)
27 Apr (Freedom Day)
1 May (Workers' Day)
16 Jun (Youth Day)
17 Jun (Public holiday (Youth Day observed))
9 Aug (National Women's Day)
24 Sep (Heritage Day)
16 Dec (Day of Reconciliation)
25 Dec (Christmas Day)
26 Dec (Day of Goodwill)
1 Jan (New Year's Day)

Cost:
Entry into the Reserve is free of charge
Click here for event costs

Ages:
All ages
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 Historical Mine Tour

Date:
Mar 3
Info:
BOOK HERE

Join local historian for a walk through the history of the discovery of gold on the Westrand, how the Confidence Reef gave birth to the Johannesburg that we know today. This 2km walk to the goldmine in Kloofendal Nature reserve is suitable or all ages and offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the area.

Meet at the Ecological Centre 15 minutes before the event. This event will go ahead regardless of the weather.

(Image is just a representation of a mine tour, not this specific tour)
Venue:
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
Time:
2pm-4pm
Cost:
From R60
Contact: 
For queries, please contact the Friends of Kloofendal (phone, WhatsApp)

Venom Day With Jonathan Leeming

Date:
Mar 2
Info:
BOOK HERE

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.

Please email your questions to Jonathan on info@JonathanLeeming.com

This event is suitable for children 13 years and older.

Note that only participants who have book will be permitted into the venue. No walk in's will be permitted.

Please be at the Ecological Centre and seated at 9:45am.
Venue:
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Off Galena Road, between Westgate and Clearwater Malls
Kloofendal Roodepoort
Time:
10am-11.30am
Cost:
Free
Contact: 
For queries, please contact the Friends of Kloofendal (phone, WhatsApp)