Johannesburg

Melville Koppies Walks and Hikes

Every Sunday       Cnr Judith Rd and Orange Rd, Melville
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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 three hour 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. No booking required just turn up on time as tours leave promptly. The twice monthly guided tours leave at 08:30 and at 15:00 on alternative weeks, while the hike leaves at 08:30. See the Melville Koppies website for the full schedule.

Date

Venue

Every Sunday Jan 21 2018 - Dec 23 2018
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
Cnr Judith Rd and Orange Rd, Melville
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Price/Additional Info

Tour costs R60, R40 for kids

Website

www.mk.org.za/ www.facebook.com/melvillekoppies/
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