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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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.

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

Flower

Stap / Walk 15 May at 07:30 AM

Die VRIENDE VAN MORELETAKLOOF nooi u uit om saam met u familie en vriende, op die 15de Mei , om 07.30  in die Moreletakloof te kom stap.

Kom stap op die mooiste wandelpaadjies wat kronkel tussen die groot bome onder in die Kloof, langs die Rademeyerspruit.

Dis jul keuse van hoe lank julle wil stap, daar is drie roetes, waarvan die Rademeyersroete, selfs geskik is vir stootwaentjies, en meer gelyk is. Pak n heerlike ontbyt in n rugsak en gaan eet langs die spruit, op n kombers onder die bome, en geniet die mooiste natuurskoon.

Dis n fees vir ouers en kinders, om hier in die middel van Moreletakloof in so n mooi Natuur Reservaat saam te verkeer.  Die roetes strek oor 7.5 km op 100 hektaar, wat wissel van grasvlaktes, digte bos met die mooiste romantiese paadjies, tot vleilande met die grootste verskeidenheid voëls. Onthou asseblief die kamera.

Daar is ook die opsie van n Buffet-ontbyt wat bedien sal word by Rademeyers, tussen 10 en 11.30, maar u moet asseblief vroegtydig bespreek by 012 998 1693. Die koste beloop R49.00, wat vrugtesap, ontbyt en koffie insluit, en kinders tussen 6-12 jaar, R25.00.

U kan ook aansluit by die Vriende van Moreletakloof, teen R200 per jaar, per gesin, waarvoor u twee gratis toegange kan kry vir twee volwassenes en twee kinders onder 18, in die volgende Reservate, Groenkloof, Rietvlei, Faerie Glen en Wonderboompoort.

Kom stap saam en word n Vriend van hierdie Reservaat, wat met soveel liefde deur Natuurbewaring (Pta-Oos), onderhou en beskerm word. So min mense besef werklik watter mooi groen area, hier , gratis besoek kan word, en deur u kinders gebruik kan word, om die Natuur beter te leer ken. Uitstekende bron, vir baie skooltake en projekte, die mooiste veldplante, voëls, sampioene , fungi en bokke en volstruise.

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The FRIENDS OF MORELETAKLOOF would like to invite you and your family and friends for a walk in our serene and beautiful Nature Reserve in the middle of Moreletapark.

You can stroll on the most romatic grass pathways down to the Rademeyerspruit, among massive old White Stinkwoodtrees, with the sound of water, that will follow you most of the route. You have a choice of three routes, but the best, is do it all, its only 7,5km in this 100 hecture green area. The Rademeyerroute is the flattest, and you can even walk with a pram, up to the damwall. Pack your breakfast ( and remember the blanket to sit on),and come and sit and eat under the trees  with the song of birds to serenade you.

Its free, and your car will be safely parked inside the Reserve, at the gate.

Everbody will enjoy this, and if youre lucky, you might see a fairy under a colourful mushroom. The children will have a feast!

The children can make use of this Reserve for school projects and class assignments, and learn to care for our green areas.

You could also have a buffet-breakfast at Rademeyers, for R49.00 (which include fruit juices, breakfast and coffee), children between 6 and 12 years, R25.00. Please phone to book for this breakfast ( 012 998 1693).

You can also become a FRIEND OF MORELETAKLOOF  at only R200 per year per family, and for that you get two, free visits, for a family of four, to Rietvlei-, Groenkloof-, Faerieglen- and Wonderboompoort Reserve’s. We need the community to help with the upkeep and to preserve and secure this Reserve.

Please come for a walk, and enjoy Nature at its best!

For more information visit http://www.moreletakloof.co.za

Stap in die Moreletakloof/Walk in the Moreleta Kloof

Kom stap saam met ons op die 28ste Maart om 06:30 VM. Ek besef dis vroeg maar die Kloof is op sy mooiste en stilste, op n Sondagoggend.

Pak vir julle n ligte ontbyt in n rugsak en kuier saam met ons langs die spruit onder die bome. Onthou die kamera,  n klein kombersie om op te sit en al die vriende en familie.

Daar is heerlike roetes om van die kies, sommige makliker as ander. Die afstande wissel , maar die langste een is 3.2km lank.  Met al die goeie rëen is die Kloof n lusthof, van die kleinste veldblomme, die mooiste sampioene, wildsbokke en groot ou bome, waaronder die feetjies baljaar.  Die spruit ontstaan net buite die Reservaat , en is n pragtige standhoudende stroom wat groot poele onder die bome maak. Jy is heeltyd bewus van die gekabel van die water, en sang van honderde voëls.

Julle kan enige dag van die week kom stap, vanaf ses in die oggend tot ses uur in die aand( waneer jy die stappie kan afsluit  met n heerlike glassie wyn by die Voerkraal).

Die motors word veilig binne die Reservaat geparkeer, by die Rademeyershek en alles is gratis.

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Come for a Walk ,early on Sundaymorning the 28th of March (at 6.30).

Please pack a light breakfast, bring a blanket  and your camera, and join us  for a walk in the serene coolness of the morning, under shady trees with the sound of water and the song of birds.

You can choose different routes, or join us for a two- or three hour walk. After all the rains, you will not believe that you are walking in a Reserve in the middle of Moreletapark.

The children can enjoy nature and see Zebra, Blesbuck and Impala grazing in the grass fields.

You can come for a walk,any day of the week. The gates open at 06:00 in the morning and you can also end an afternoon walk with glass of wine, at six at the Voerkraal, and watch the sunset over the Kloof.

Park your car at the Rademeyers gate and enjoy the free walk in the most beautiful Reserve in Pretoria.

Spring is in the air

SPRING IS IN THE AIR : COME FOR A LOVELY WALK IN THE MORELETAKLOOF ( 5TH AND 6TH SEPTEMBER)

Would you like to join me for a long walk, in the cool of the morning, on romatic paths, among tall trees, next to the Moreletaspruit. Bring your family and friends (children enjoy this very much), your camera and something to drink. The walk takes about two hours, but its your choice because there are shorter, well marked roetes, that you can do on your own. You will see Zebra, Rooibok, Springbuck and ostriches on your walks.

There will also be a Green Market at Rademeyers, with many stalls.

If you have not been in the Kloof, you will be very surprised at the serene cool beauty, that will surround you, right in the middle of Moreleta Park.

My first walk will be at 6.30, on Saturdaymorning (the best walk), which will be followed at ten, and three in the afternoon.

On Sunday, we go out at 7, and ten, followed in the afternoon at three.

Come and enjoy nature, at its very best. Entrance in Helios Street, Moreletapark.

NOU IS DIT LENTE, KOM STAP SAAM IN DIE MORELETA KLOOF (5 EN 6 SEPTEMBER 2009)

Kom stap saam met my in die mooie Moreleta Kloof, met die romatiese kronkelende paadjies tussen groot ou bome, langs die Moreletaspruit.

Daar is verskillende roetes maar ek geniet dit om vir twee uur rustig te stap in die varsheid van die oggend, met die natuur op sy beste. Bring u familie(die kinders geniet dit baie) en vriende en geniet die dag saam met ons. Iets om te drink en moet nie die kamera vergeet nie.

Daar is n roete wat regs van hek wegdraai, wat meer gelyk is, en so om en by 3km lank is, tot by die dam.

Daar is ook n Groenmark op Saterdagoggend, by Rademeyers.

My eerste uitstappie begin om 6.30 op Saterdag, die 5 de September, wat gevolg word om 10 uur en drie uur, die middag.

Sondagoggend om 7 uur (die stilste, en mooiste tyd), 10 uur en drie uur.

Kom geniet die uitstappies saam met ons, en voel verfris na goeie dosis van die natuur.

Jeannie du Plessis, Vriend van die Moreletakloof.

jeanniedp@gmail.com