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:
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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