Melville Koppies Nature Reserve Walks and Hikes

Every Sunday       Cnr Judith Rd and Orange Rd, Melville
Sunset on the Melville Koppies. Photo by Sudhir Misra
Sunset on the Melville Koppies. Photo by Sudhir Misra
A nature reserve and heritage site, the Melville Koppies (koppie means small hill in Afrikaans) boast archaeological remains of Stone Age and Iron Age settlements and great views over the city. The geology of the koppies goes back three billion years and the area represents the last conserved remnant of Johannesburg's ridges as they were before gold was discovered in 1886. The vegetation here is entirely indigenous and provides an excellent example, close to the city centre, of the richness of highveld grasses, flowers, and trees.

The Friends of Melville Koppies lead guided walks (4km) and hikes (10km) of the Melville Koppies on Sundays, introducing groups to the flora, fauna, ecology, archaeology, and history of this beautiful nature reserve. 

On Sunday mornings starting from 8:00 you can get your morning workout in without having to enter the gym with the 5km trail or you can opt to take it easy and reach 10 000 steps.

Entrance Judith Rd, opposite Marks Park parking. 



Every Sunday Jan 7 2024 - Jun 30 2024
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
Cnr Judith Rd and Orange Rd, Melville

Price/Additional Info

R90 p.p, R50 for children under 18.

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