Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

  Cnr Judith Rd and Orange Rd, Melville ,   Melville          +27 79 532 0083     24 Aug 2023

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 best way to visit is on one of the social guided walking tours which leave every weekend and provide insights into the area’s unique and precious ecosystem.

The Friends of Melville Koppies lead three hour guided walks of the Melville Koppies on Sundays, introducing groups to the flora, fauna, ecology, archaeology and history of this beautiful nature reserve. No booking required just turn up on time as tours leave promptly. Tour costs R80, R40 for kids. Check the annual Melville Koppies walk calendar online here for dates and times of walks.

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Open 08:00–18:00.

Price/Additional Info

Tours cost R80, kids R40.


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Wendy Carstens
Thank you very much for the listing. Please change the contact number to 079 532 0083. I am cancelling the faulty Telkom landline. Melville Koppies manager
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