The Kloofendal Nature Reserve is 110 hectares in size and consists of pristine Highveld with quartzite and shale koppies, a dam, bird hide, good paths and game such as mountain reedbuck, duiker, dassies and scrubhare.
There are many species of birds with the Wailing cisticola and Black sparrow hawk being special to Kloofendal.
The first payable gold on the Witwatersrand was found and mined in the Confidence Reef, which is inside the Reserve and is a national monument.
The Friends of Kloofendal offer 2-hour guided nature walks with qualified guides over weekends. These walks provide information on flora, fauna, geology and gold mining in the reserve. Picnic facilities are present, so hikers and families can enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surrounds after their walk.
Kloofendal has a wonderful amphitheatre area which is used for open-air events. Consult with Johannesburg City Parks (JCP) at 011-712-6600 for groups of 20 or more or if you want to hire facilities for your exclusive use.
The reserve is fenced and there is a security guard on duty, generally at the entrance only.
Kloofendal Nature Reserve Map:
Take the N1 South towards Roodepoort, exit at 14th Avenue and turn right. Turn right on to Hendrik Potgieter.
Turn left on Christiaan de Wet, right into Wilgerood Road, left into Topaz and almost immediately right into Galena.
The entrance to the reserve is at the bottom of the hill, on your left.