Coming events

Join BOTSOC KZN Coastal branch on our exciting outings and events programme. This year we have a more ecological slant - plants with birds, bats, butterflies… something for everyone- young and old, beginner or expert !

Attendance at any of our functions / outings is at your own risk and neither the Botanical Society nor this Branch can be held responsible for any injury or loss that may occur. You are required to sign an indemnity form for all outings.
Booking is essential, as arrangements may change at the last minute.
Non-members are most welcome and are asked to pay R20/pp. donation. Unless otherwise stated, please book /enquire /arrange lifts through the BotSoc branch office: email: Tel: 031 201 5111 (Mon and Thurs after 10:00) Cell: 071 8693 693

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Outing: Glenholme Nature Reserve

Saturday, 25 January, 13h50

Our first event of the year is an outing to Glenholme Nature Reserve, Kloof, to be led by Jean Senogles. We’ll see swamp forest, which is a Critically Endangered forest type, as well as riverine/coastal/scarp forest and grassland. Another attraction is a view of the waterfall from the top. The walk is an easy one and is expected to last just 1.5 hours. The walk will set off at 14h00, but please do arrive a bit earlier, at the back parking near the tea garden, where the trail starts. Please go past the first parking where there are kennels and animals are dropped off. Afterwards, we’ll have tea (please bring your own) at the tea garden, which will be closed for business but has given permission for us to use their tables and chairs.
Over tea Alan Job of WESSA, which manages the Reserve with the SPCA, will tell us about the history of the Reserve. There is no charge for members, but non-members are asked to pay a donation to BotSoc of R20 per person. A collection will be taken for the SPCA too.

Booking, with cellphone number, in case of any last-minute changes, is requested by Thursday 23 Jan to email: / cell: 071 8 693 693.
Directions: Take the M13 West from Durban towards Kloof. Take the Village Road / Kloof (Exit 23) off-ramp and turn left into Village Road. Turn right into the Kloof & Highway SPCA entrance on your right. Continue to the second parking area as above.

Nursery visit: Claremont Farm

Postponed until later in the year

Join us for a visit to this established indigenous nursery selling everything from bulbs and ground covers to good-sized trees. A brief guided tour will be followed by tea/coffee at at ‘The Place’ coffee shop for your own account. After that you will be at leisure to buy plants! To book, for catering purposes and in case of last -minute changes, please send your name and cell number to email: / Tel: 031 201 5111 / SMS: 0718693693