Braamfontein Spruit Trust


BST Pages (Click below)

BST Five Point Plan BST Archive Page BST Bird List (PDF Membership Form (PDF) BST Walks 2012
Braamfontein Spruit- Environmental concern Trail Map- Southern section Trail Map- Central Section Trail Map- Nothern section  
Event Report Back  -Historic Kensington  Event Report Back - Wonderboom Walk      

Val Kleyn

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Val Kleyn on 12 April 2011, chairlady of the Braamfontein Spruit Trust. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

Section along Braamfontein Spruit Trail

Mission Statement



The BSTís Mission is to:  

inform, communicate, network, educate, and seek cooperation between all stakeholders in order to ensure sustainable river systems north of the Witwatersrand watershed


 In line with the above mission statement, The Trust in association with other stakeholders, are active in a number of areas concerning environmental conservation, that effect the rivers of the Jukskei catchment area.

Catchment area of the north facing rivers of the Witwatersrand


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Bridge Development

After many hours of discussions between stakeholders, the council has allocated the funds and approved the construction of a footbridge is to be constructed close to the confluence of The Braamfontein Spruit and The Montgomery Spruit to replace the previous bridge that was washed away. At least three people have drowned since the destruction of the old bridge and it is hoped that the new bridge will be built timorously to prevent further loss of life


Darrenwood development

The trust with the support of The Wildlife and Environmental Society are busy fighting the land encroachment by developers at Darrenwood. Legal steps are in the process of being taken.

Darrenwood- Environmental destruction

Waterfall Palace

Unknown to practically all its citizens, Johannesburg has one of the most beautiful waterfalls to be found in an urban environment. Known as the Waterfall Palace, the falls lie next to the S-bends on Barry Hertzog road. A one time the area hosted a carol concert for more than 500 people, now it is under lock and key, very overgrown and full of rubbish. The Trust believe it is time to clean this unique piece of nature up and once again open it to the public.

Waterfall Palace- A brighter future?

Other associated organizations

Zoo Lake users committee

Delta Park users committee

Kelland Bird Sanctuary and Wetland

Friends of Kloofendal


We are not just an environmental lobby and action group, we also run a programme of events including walks and socials. Click here for the programme page

 BST Contact Imformation

Chairperson: Tim Hartwright 082 456 7020




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