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Fungi Walk

Sun Mar 3, 08:00 - Sun Mar 3, 10:00

Kloofendal Nature Reserve


Join us for an immersive journey into the enchanting world of fungi on a guided walk through the lush landscapes of Kloofendal Nature Reserve. Led by Willem Maritz, this captivating adventure offers a unique opportunity to explore the often overlooked yet fascinating realm of mushrooms and fungi.

As you venture along winding forest trails, you’ll be introduced to the diverse array of fungi species that call this reserve home. From delicate, intricately patterned toadstools carpeting the forest floor to immense and monstrous mushrooms, each step unveils a new marvel of nature’s craftsmanship.

Willem is a knowledgeable and passionate guide, who will unravel the mysteries of fungal ecology, shedding light on the vital roles these organisms play in forest ecosystems. Learn about symbiotic relationships with trees, decomposition processes, and the incredible diversity of fungal forms and functions.

Throughout the walk, there will be ample opportunities for observation and discovery. Marvel at the vibrant colors and intricate textures of fungi, and perhaps even spot elusive species hidden amidst the foliage. Along the way, Willem will share intriguing anecdotes and scientific insights, enriching your understanding of this often misunderstood kingdom.

Whether you’re a seasoned mycophile or a curious nature enthusiast, our guided Fungi Walk promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Kloofendal Nature Reserve. Come join us as we delve into the magical world of mushrooms and fungi.

Copies of Willem's book, Field Guide To Mushrooms Of Kloofendal, will be available for purchase at this event.

Meet at the Ecological Centre 15 minutes before the event. This event will go ahead regardless of the weather. For queries, please contact the Friends of Kloofendal (phone, WhatsApp) on 079 693-5608. For more information about Kloofendal Nature Reserve, please go to


Fungi Walk
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Galena Ave, Roodepoort, South Africa
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