Family friendly

Kloofendal Book Launch

Sat May 11, 09:00 - Sat May 11, 10:00

Kloofendal Nature Reserve


Venue Kloofendal Nature Reserve, Ecological Centre. 

Cost This is a FREE event. 

Celebrate the publication of 2 books by Friends Of Kloofendal Guides Willem Maritz and Jonathan Leeming. Both authors will be discussing their writing process, what it takes to get a book out there, and the book itself!

  • 9:00am Welcome.
  • 9:15am Willem Maritz will be discussing his new book, Fungi Of Kloofendal Nature Reserve.
  • 9:35am Jonathan Leeming will be discussing this new book, Essential Scorpion Sting First Response by Jonathan Leeming
  • 9:55am Questions and book signing.

Fungi Of Kloofendal Nature Reserve by Willem Maritz

With stunning photographs, detailed descriptions, and fascinating information; this guide is an indispensable tool for identifying fungi found in and around Kloofendal Nature Reserve. The mushrooms are categorised according to their respective types, making it easy to use and learn about the various species, even for the novice fungi finder.

Willem is an amateur mycologist with a love and passion for the natural world. His fascination with fungi started from a young age and was founded in the immense diversity, complexity, and sheer magic of mushrooms; which grew through immersing himself in diverse habitats in search of these mysterious and illusive wonders. He is a guide at Kloofendal Nature Reserve.

Essential Scorpion Sting First Response

This book offers a new and innovative first response framework that is based upon the latest science, is easy to understand and put into practice. It answers two very important questions:

  • How can you reduce the chance of being stung by a scorpion.
  • If a sting does occur, how can you ensure the best possible outcome for stings in humans and animals?

This book will be of particular value to anyone living in a high risk area, pet owners, wildlife rehabilitation centres and volunteers and anyone who may care for an animal that has been stung by a scorpion. It is of particular interest to medical professionals and veterinarians as it offers an understanding of scorpions that compliments their medical training. 

Jonathan is Southern Africa’s leading authority on spider bite and scorpion sting first response. He is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. His work has defined a generation, and has shaped our current understanding of scorpions and scorpion stings across Southern Africa. He is a guide at Kloofendal Nature Reserve.

Both books will be on sale and available for signing during the event.

  • Fungi Of Kloofendal Nature Reserve R120
  • Essential Scorpion Sting First Response R320

This is a free event. Please remember to book so we have an idea of numbers. If you would like to reserve a copy of any of these books, please do so on making your booking and you can pay on the day.

Please be at the Ecological Centre and seated at 9:45am. For queries, please contact the Friends of Kloofendal (phone, WhatsApp) on 079 693-5608. For more information about Kloofendal Nature Reserve, please go to

Join the Friends Of Kloofendal WhatsApp group to find out about future events and news


Kloofendal Book Launch
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Galena Ave, Roodepoort, South Africa
Get Directions