Karin Spottiswoode

Field Guide, Naturalist

Are you looking for a nature experience in the presence of a top field guide without it costing a fortune? Karin Spottiswoode is a registered field guide and specializes in tours of the West Rand nature reserves. Her home base is Kloofendal but she is equally at home in places like the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.

Karin describing an old Dassie skull

Be prepared to be fascinated by Karin's in depth knowledge of her beloved nature as you amble along paths through the amazing bush that can be found in our nature reserves on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

Karin discussing a termite mound with interested hikers

Karin works closely with other FGASA guides

Karin with Sakkie van Aswegan examining the old Dassie skull found in the veld


Karin hard at work on her studies

A Bracket Fungi. Karin has a wealth of knowledge on all different aspects of nature

The dam and bird hide. A favourite place of Karin Karin hard at work in Kloofendal

Karin is actively involved with training



Bushveld Training Adventures Field Guide/ Environmentalist Course 2006
Spoor & Droppings Identification in Borakalalo Game Reserve
In the middle, Sakkie van Aswegen, owner and trainer of BTA,
with 2006 BTA Field Guide students.
Phillemon (left) is examining a white rhino dropping,
Matthew and Celia (right) are looking at blue wildebeest droppings,
both herbivorous (plant eaters) droppings, so safe to handle.
For Part-time Field Guide/ Environmentalist Course 2007 information
visit www.bushveldtrainingadventures.co.za


Karin can also be contacted by those who are interested in the historical site of Confidence Reef. This is the site of the first commercial gold exploitation that eventually lead to the large scale mining on the reef.

Views of Confidence Reef


Karin Spottiswoode

A fun experience of Africa's fascinating and varied plant, insect and bird life on foot in pristine west rand nature reserves, with naturalist/field guide Karin Spottiswoode

Telephone: 011 674 2980   Cell: 072 595 6991


e-mail Karin sspotty@pixie.co.za

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