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Melville Koppies

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Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 482 4797
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An easy and interesting Sunday Hike

If you need some time out and are not looking for a strenuous hike, Melville Koppies is a good... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Gisela S
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Johannesburg, South Africa
go for the view

It's true, Joburg is not beautiful but if you are visiting make a trip to Melville Koppies and... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2015
nothangingabout
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Dublin, Ireland
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  • Average15%
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This beautiful and educational nature reserve contains an archaeological site, gardens and bird watching.
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Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 482 4797
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you need some time out and are not looking for a strenuous hike, Melville Koppies is a good option for a Sunday morning. The panoramic views are spectacular. The area is safe and the guides Wendy and David Carsten are very passionate and knowledgeable....More

2  Thank Gisela S
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

It's true, Joburg is not beautiful but if you are visiting make a trip to Melville Koppies and climb the pretty little hill. You will get a really good panoramic view of the city in all directions, while the butterflies fly about you, it's very...More

2  Thank nothangingabout
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Melville Koppies are open to the public only occasionally. But they are worth a visit. The walks are peaceful and safe. The Koppies are right in the heart of suburban Emmarentia and Melville and form a lovely get away from iit all scene. Tere are...More

4  Thank JonathanSuch2013
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

If you want some peace and quiet in Johannesburg but don't want to go too far, Melville Koppies is the right place to go to. Be sure to participate in a guided tour as it's the best way to experience the reserve. The volunteer guides...More

2  Thank maresole151
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Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to come if you have never had the chance to put your knife/gun disarming skills to test. Be sure to bring a weapon with and a friend who is fond of violence. Set just above a grave yard it has...More

8  Thank 108patricko
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

This little area within the heart of JHB is perfect for all nature lovers and outdoor seekers. Can climb and hike through the trails of Melville mountains (mini) to get to the top for an incredible view of the city. One of my fav things...More

2  Thank adz_702
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

Very nice tour on a sunday afternoon with well-informed guides who can teach you a lot about the history of the Koppies, the flora and fauna, and a lot more with a good sense of humour. Also to mention the amazing view over all of...More

3  Thank Benedikt D
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

I arranged a walk to coincide with a convention. We had 31 walkers and Wendy and David Carstens were our guides. They were professional and fun and provided a comprehensive history of the area and interesting detail on the flora and fauna along our way....More

2  Thank KimJDare
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

We went with a club and two things stood out. Firstly, the hike was so quick we never got to appreciate the beauty that Melville Koppies adequately provides. There is a lot of history there but I think our team leader had other places to...More

Thank SheenaBz
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were looking for something to do outdoors and came across Melville Koppies. We joined a Sunday afternoon guided tour, through Melville Koppies Central. Our group was led by Don who gave a great tour. The walk was easy, stopping times for an explanation on...More

Thank ruanh
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