Stargazing Night 29 October 2011

Date: 29 October 2011

Time: 18:00 – 21:30 (you are more than welcome to arrive from 17:00 if you want to observe the sun as well)

Description: Stargazing in the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve. A night walk and stargazing through a telescope with interesting facts about the night sky will be presented by Andrie van der Linde. Light snacks and wine will be served while you enjoy an evening in the bush.

Venue: Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve. We will meet in the visitors parking area at the gate in Heliosstreet.

Cost: R70 per person. Proof of payment required to confirm your booking. Send the proof to info@moreletakloof.co.za with the reference: Your Name/Starwalk. Space is limited to 30 people.

Payments To: Friends of Moreleta Kloof, ABSA Woodlands: Account Number:  9105029384 Branch Code: 632005

Please note: No children under 14 years.

Scorpion Walk 10 November 2011

Join us for a night Scorpion walk with Jannes de Villiers who will entertain you with interesting facts about scorpions. UV lights will be used, so please do not bring ordinary flashlights. This is without a doubt one of the highlights of the year at the Moreleta Kloof. Jannes brings along captive scorpions for the first part of the talk, then we head out into the veld with UV lights to find them in their natural habitat.

Date: 10 November 2011, 18:00

Venue: Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve. We will meet in the visitors parking area at the gate in Heliosstreet.

Cost: R35 per person. Proof of payment required to confirm your booking. Send the proof to info@moreletakloof.co.za with the reference: Scorpion10/Your Name. Space is limited to 24 people.

Payments To: Friends of Moreleta Kloof, ABSA Woodlands: Account Number:  9105029384 Branch Code: 632005

Please note: No children under 14 years.

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Scorpion Walk 3 November 2011

Join us for a night Scorpion walk with Jannes de Villiers who will entertain you with interesting facts about scorpions. UV lights will be used, so please do not bring ordinary flashlights. This is without a doubt one of the highlights of the year at the Moreleta Kloof. Jannes brings along captive scorpions for the first part of the talk, then we head out into the veld with UV lights to find them in their natural habitat.

Date: 3 November 2011, 18:00

Venue: Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve. We will meet in the visitors parking area at the gate in Heliosstreet.

Cost: R35 per person. Proof of payment required to confirm your booking. Send the proof to info@moreletakloof.co.za with the reference: Scorpion3/Your Name. Space is limited to 24 people.

Payments To: Friends of Moreleta Kloof, ABSA Woodlands: Account Number:  9105029384 Branch Code: 632005

Please note:  No children under 14 years.

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Voting Day 18 May 2011

Join us in the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve on voting day,  this coming Wednesday the 18th of May 2011 with your family and friends for a lovely walk and lots of fun in the Kloof and at Rademeyers.

The Conference centre at Rademeyers in the Kloof will be used as a voting station for the ward, so why not make use of this opportunity to get out in nature and go for a walk on the Kloof’s beautiful hiking paths? While  will enjoy a carnival atmosphere, with fun demonstrations about Nature and lots to eat and drink.

We will have live music so you can relax while you stand in the queue to vote. There will be lots of information available on how to get involved in the nature reserves in your area.

You can sit and enjoy a talk by Ella Janse van Vuuren and her husband about everything from frogs to wild flowers to trees and how to keep our earth healthy. This will also be enjoyed by the youngest kids, young at heart adults and everybody that loves nature.

We would also like to extend a special invitation to people with disabilities and the elderly to join us between 10:00 and 13:00 on the day for walks along the planned discovery and sensory trail. Mathys Roets will be joining us on the day. For more info regarding the project please see https://moreletakloof.co.za/discovery-and-sensory-trail/.

For more information please contact us on info@moreletakloof.co.za or give Jeannie a call on 082 927 4673

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Scorpion walks 8 and 9 April

The Friends of Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve (FMK) will be hosting two more scorpion walks following on the success of the event held on the 4th of March 2011. All who attended will attest that it was an incredibly interesting evening!

Jannes de Villiers will once again be presenting the sessions. His casual, engaging presentation style coupled with his in depth subject knowledge makes for a night out to remember.

If you would like to join us or if you require more info, please contact the FMK on info@moreletakloof.co.za.

We will be hosting two sessions in April, on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th. On Friday, we ask that no small children (under 14) attend, as this will be a more technical talk with a walk in the reserve at night using UV lights. The Saturday session will be aimed more at our younger visitors along with mom and dad. It will also include a short walk in the reserve with UV lights.

Please bring along;

  • Clothing fitting the occasion! High heels do not work at all that well when clambering over rocks in the darkness. Wear comfortable shoes and preferably avoid bare legs. You might also consider a jersey.
  • R15 per person donation (you are off course welcome to donate more!)
  • A willingness to view scorpions in a different light, as Jannes will surely change your perception on this surprisingly and somewhat unnervingly abundant arachnid.

Before and after the scorpion walk, you are welcome to have drink or a bite to eat at Rademeyers, which is situated inside the reserve grounds.

  • Location : Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve
  • Date : 8 and 9 April 2011
  • Time : 17:45 for 18:00
  • Cost : R15 per person
  • RSVP on info@moreletakloof.co.za

Discovery and Sensory walking trail picnic

Join us for a picnic in the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, in your wheel chair and experience a little bit of what we have planned for our Discovery and Sensory Trail.

Please remember that this is still quite a ruff trail and we would like you to bring a friend with who will be able to help you if needed. Visually impaired persons are also invited.

We unfortunately cannot accommodate more than 20 people, so please book your place!

The finished Trail will be 2.2 kilometres to the dam, but we will only do part of the planned trail. For more info on the project, please click here.

Date: 19th March 2011 from 09:00 till about 13:00.

We will meet at the gate of the Reserve in Helios Street, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, for directions see the contact us page.

Please contact Jeannie du Plessis at jeanniedp@gmail.com or on 082 9274673.

Sensory trail launch

The Friends of Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve (FMK) is planning on building a sensory trail on existing routes in the reserve, which will be accessible for people with disabilities and will give them the opportunity to get away from an artificially built up environment and out into nature – all while still being in town. We will have the full document available at the launch, on the 17th of February 2011, or you can request it to be e-mailed.

The route will consist of an 2.2 km trail, with a 1.5 meter wide concrete pathway. Some parts of the route will stay natural and we will also make use of existing stretches of tarred roads. There will be a bird hide overlooking the dam as well as two rest points, accessible for persons in wheel chairs. An environmentally friendly, wheelchair accessible toilet will be built on the route. Furthermore there will be a meditation sanctuary among the White Stinkwood Trees along the Rademeyers Spruit.

The Reserve falls under Tshwane Nature Conservation, who currently cannot assist the FMK financially – but are in full support of the initiative. We are looking for possible sponsors, to help us fund this R 1.8 million project, that will benefit many people that could otherwise not visit this reserve, with all the beauty and tranquillity that it has to offer.

The project launch will take place on the 17th of February, 2011 and will be held in the reserve, starting at 16:00. If you are interested in attending the launch please contact us on info@moreletakloof.co.za.

For more information see https://moreletakloof.co.za/discovery-and-sensory-trail/

Friends of Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve

Friends Meeting 3 February 2011

The Friends of Moreleta Kloof will be holding their first meeting for 2011 on the 3rd of February 2011 at Rademeyers, starting at 18:00, in the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information please email us on info@moreletakloof.co.za or contact Jeannie on 082 927 4673.

Bird walk with Faansie Peacock

On the 5th of February 2011, at 06:00, we will hold a Bird Walk with Faansie Peacock in the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve.  This walk will be for serious bird-lovers and will last about three hours. Please remember your cameras and something to drink.

We are privileged to have around 160 different species of birds in the Reserve.

Please park at the gate in Helios Street at the security hut.

Cost R50.00 per person. For more information please contact us on info@moreletakloof.co.za or call Jeannie on 082 927 4673.

Nature walk with Ella Janse van Vuuren on 27 November

We will meet up at the gate of Moreleta Kloof, at 07:00 with Ella Janse van Vuuren, a very knowledgeable lady about animals, plants and trees. She can entertain from young to old and you will enjoy a most interesting morning with us.

Bring you family and Friends with, pack a light breakfast and enjoy nature at its very best. We will walk slowly and enjoy every small flower, every massive big White Stinkwood tree, the sound of the Rademeyers Spruit and all the birds and animals. The walk will take between 3-4 hours, on the most beautiful pathways.

Even young children will enjoy this outing and there will be plenty to see. Remember you camera! For more information please contact us on info@moreletakloof.co.za

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