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Melville Koppies

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Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
011 482 4797
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Preserved and unspoiled, most worthwhile

What appeals particularly about the Koppies is its preserved and unspoiled nature, despite being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Melville Koppies

Put on your takkies and enjoy this beautiful nature park in the heart of Johannesburg. see miles... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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This beautiful and educational nature reserve contains an archaeological site, gardens and bird watching.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“iron age” (11 reviews)
“guided tour” (7 reviews)
Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
011 482 4797
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What appeals particularly about the Koppies is its preserved and unspoiled nature, despite being located in residential Johannesburg. It is neither a beauty spot nor a park but a site of genuine historical (even pre-historical), natural and geological interest. Having said that, there are excellent...More

Thank AMG_7_18
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Put on your takkies and enjoy this beautiful nature park in the heart of Johannesburg. see miles and miles of open hills. take a back pack and have a romantic picnic or lunch with family and friends. walk the dogs or ride a bicycle ,...More

Thank sayedm306
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Great place to hike in the city.You are only safe in group with a guide.On your own you will get mugged/attacked.

Thank Samgaffor
Reviewed 1 July 2017

There are regular group tours into the Koppies, which are very enjoyable and you are likely to meet many kindred souls on such an excursion. Once you're done, Melville's inviting restaurants and bars are within minutes walking distance. What a treat and you do not...More

1  Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We joined the Melville Koppies guided tour of the reserve. It's approximately 4km but took us 3 hours, as our knowledgeable guide stopped to tell us about the flora and fauna of the area, along the way. The koppies in this section are also a...More

1  Thank Lakshmi L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Local residents, we took the tour a few months back. Wendy and other friends of the koppies lead us through all the way up to the top, telling us about the history of the reserve and area and city in general, touching on botanics, geology,...More

1  Thank M2889GSthomasl
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My first trip to Melville Koppies was 47 years ago and I remember seeing the iron age smelting site and on going on a guided search for scorpions. Subsequent visits have always been informative, and the guides and managers who are all passionate volunteers, are...More

1  Thank EcoConserve
Reviewed 15 February 2017

we love the outdoors and often visit the mellville Koppie. we attended a bird watch and bird tagging event and won a Bird book, which we still treasure until this day

1  Thank 175joany
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Although the Melville Koppies Reserve is greet, and years ago I walked my dogs there every weekend, in recent years vagrants have started living there and there have been several muggings. I would not suggest that a visitor to Johannesburg venture there unless accompanied by...More

1  Thank RobSharman
Reviewed 1 December 2016

An organised Sunday hike of the central koppies (unlike the open-access West and East sides, central is restricted; you go in with a guided group or not at all) is wonderfully strange. Your entire idea of the city is liable to change, and your understanding...More

1  Thank Phillip D
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