Volunteer help needed!

Our beautiful piece of Kloof in Moreleta need urgent attention to keep it in prime condition and require urgent support from the people who enjoy the Kloof and thus willing to help with voluntarily work.

Come as a family or bring a friend along to help us to keep the Kloof well maintained.

  • Doing erosion control on the walking paths using wood and rocks.
  • Cut and poison(eradication) of invasive alien plants to protect our natural bush, plants and water resources.
  • Rubbish removal in the bush

Alternative ways of support:

  • Provide your garden worker to help and/or
  • Sponsor a worker at R125 (half day) or R250 (full day)

Activity schedule:

  • First meeting: 30th June – 08:00 to 10:00 (at the latest)
  • Coffee and muffins at 08:00 (for free).
    • Planned agenda: Meet and greet, information session, work schedules for 4 July and/or 6 July from 07:00 until 12:00
  • We plan to work two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and sometimes on Saturdays, from which you can choose.
  • Training and supervising will be provided when and where necessary.

For any questions contact:

Jeannie du Plessis: – 082 927 4673

PG Laurens: – 082 872 7027

Ansie Laurens: – 082 872 6163

Holiday Ecodays For Kids – 7 and 20 July 2017

Holiday Fun for Kids – We have two exciting Eco Days for Kids on the 7th and 20th of July:
 
On Friday the 7th of July from 7:00 we have the bird ringers setting up nets in our reserve for a special session for kids. You and your kids are welcome to join us any time from 7:00AM (but come early to see Chris Siebert and the friends setting up their nets and catching the birds!).
 
Parents – bring your cameras to catch the beautiful birds up close with your kids. After the ringing, we will have find a nice spot to sit and learn more about nature (from the birds found in the reserve to the tiny insects). Remember comfortable clothes, your camera and snacks! We should be done around 11:00.
 
20 July we will host a Eco Day for the kids with interactive talks on Water (Where does it come from, what insects are found and how they test the water). After this we will learn about the rocks found in the reserve.
 
More info to follow on the event of the 20th – but book these days in your calendar and come and enjoy the time with your kids in nature!
 
These events are free, but donations to the Friends of the Moreletakloof are always welcome. Please note that a parent, grandparent or guardian need to accompany the kids on these days.
 
Contact us for more info: info@moreletakloof.co.za
 
 

Geological Walk with Chris Siebert – 26 November 2016

Come and join us on the 26th November for a Geological Walk from 07:00 until around 11:00 with Chris Siebert.

This walk will be both in English and Afrikaans and we would really want you to bring your kids between the age of
8 and 16 years to join us and find out fantastic new information about the rock foundations in our reserve. We would like parents to walk with us and enjoy the morning. Join your kids and prospect for rare rocks!

The cost will be R40 for adults and R20 per child.
Please remember tools, cameras, walking shoes and something to eat and drink.
Please let us know if you would like to join us at info@Moreletakloof.co.za

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Flufftail Bird Hide turns 3!

The Flufftail Bird hide of Moreletakloof is three years old and we would like to invite you to join us for a short walk and roll to the dam and from there to the hide. We will have some of the special people involved to make this dream come true joining us for a short talk at the hide.
This will take place on the the 19th of November 2016 at 05:30 for 06:00. We will walk/roll until 8.30 after which you are welcome to join us at Rademeyers for a lovely Breakfast (how does Crumpets with honey and fruit; or Yoghurt with assorted fruits sound..there will be a menu available). This will be for your own cost. Click here to view their menu: Rademeyers Breakfast Menu
Let us come together and celebrate the third year of this beautiful hide and walk/roll and talk together … a special place for many people, that was made possible by special people.
It is important that we know for how many people we must prepare for – coffee/tea and rusks and breakfast, so please confirm by mailing info@moreletakloof.co.za.
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Kom stap saam met ons en geniet die mooiheid van Moreletakloof en hoor waarom plekke soos ons reservaat en ons Voëlskerm so belangrik is vir ons pragtige voëls en vir ons rustige besoekers wat gereeld die kloof kom besoek.
Dis vroeg oggend maar dis die heel mooiste deel van die dag  in ons kloof.
Vriende van Moreletakloof
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September 2016 Events

September Walks and Talks:

Dragonflies and Damselflies talk and slide show presented by Lappies Labuschagne.

When? 8th of September from 17:30 for 18:00 at the

Where? Chapel at Rademeyers inside the Moreletakloof Nature Reserve.

Cost: R40/adults and kids free.

This is a most interesting talk, do not miss it! Please rsvp at info@moreletakloof.co.za

A night with the stars

When? 14th of September 2016 from 17.30 for 18:00 -21:00.

Where? We will be meeting at the Information Hut.

Cost: The cost for the evening will be R80.00.

About the evening: See the stars through your own eyes, binoculars and telescopes. We will serve some good wine as well as assortment of breads and spreads.

Learn how the night sky works while you enjoy light refreshments and a glass of wine. A model of the solar system will be used to explain why you see the planets in the positions they are in now. The Moon, Mars, Saturn and Venus will be visible.

Presenters will be Frik le Roux and Neville Young, author of the successful books Astronomy Within Reach and Sterrekunde Binne Bereik, both written for the layman. See www.starwaders.com for further detail. Books will be available on the evening priced at only R100.

Please rsvp at info@moreletakloof.co.za

Spider Walk 10 April 2016 with Astri Leroy

We will be hosting a Spider Walk & Talk along with Astri Leroy and her friends to look for spiders found in the reserve.
You are welcome to join us from 08:30 on the morning – we will meet at the Information Hut at the gate.
Kids are welcome and they have a great time looking for spiders! Also remember something to eat and drink, and your camera for some pictures.  
The cost for the walk is R50/family, and any donations to the reserve is welcome.
For more information click on the document below, or contact us on info@moreletakloof.co.za.

Upcoming Walks & Talks March 2016

Walks and talks in Moreletakloof Nature Reserve coming up in the next few weeks:
On the 5th of March from 06:00 till 11:00 we will once again host a BIRD RINGING DAY .
Please remember your hat, camera and something to eat and drink for the whole family. The kids loving seeing the little birds up close, and assisting with the release. A donation to the reserve on the day is welcome (we do have a donation box as well as SnapScan).
Please tell you friends that this walk is friendly towards persons that are blind or in wheelchairs.

On the 13th of March 2016 from 06:00 – 10:30 for a SCORPION AND SNAKE WALK with Christopher Caine and Joubert Heymans.
Join us with your whole family as the the kids enjoy looking for the Scorpions and snakes that they do not see everyday. The brave ones will also be able to handle them.
This will be the last scorpion walk as the seasons are slowly changing. There will also be very nice posters
as well as books and torches to buy on the day.
Please remember to wear walking shoes and long denims. Bring your camera and something to eat and drink.
This is a very nice walk and even the young ones enjoy it.
We will meet at the Information Hut at 6am near the gate. We would like to ask you to make a donation for the reserves upkeep.

More Exciting Walks & Talks

Walk and Talk: Rock Formations
When: 20 February from 06:30
Info: Prof. Adam Bumby joins us again for a Walk & Talk on the Rock Formations found in the reserve.
Where: The Moreletakloof Nature Reserve information hut next to the parking lot.
Please remember your hat, camera and something to eat and drink. Donations of R40 will be used for the upkeep of the reserve (specifically the palisades around the reserve).
Walk and Talk: Spiders
When: 10 April from 08:30
Info: Join Astri Leroy  for a interesting walk and talk on Spiders.  The whole family can join (R50 / adult and R10 per child under 11). Bring your hat, something to drink and comfortable walking clothes.
Contact us on info@moreletakloof.co.za for more info. Hope to see a lot of you there!

Scorpion & Snake Walk – 14 January 2016

We are hosting a Scorpion and Snake Walk and Talk on the 14th January 2016 from 18:00 at the Moreletakloof Nature Reserve.
Christopher en Joubert will first give us a short talk before we go out to look for Snakes and Scorpions. They recently visited the reserve for the first time and they were surprised how easily they found some special (luckily harmless) snakes and a few good looking scorpions.
 Afterwards we will have a short show at the Information Hut near the gate. You are welcome to bring some chairs and something to eat and drink.
Please let us know if you want to attend by contacting us on info@moreletakloof.co.za. There will a small fee of R40/person as a donation towards the reserve and as a payment for the talk.
Whenever we  hosted a talk on scorpions or snakes, it has always been one of the most popular walks. Please do wear long denims and good walking shoes, no open toes please.
Photos by: Christopher Caine
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