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Melville Koppies

#49 of 174 things to do in Johannesburg Features Animals
Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 788 7571
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Fun on the Koppies

We were looking for something to do outdoors and came across Melville Koppies. We joined a... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa

Gruelling 3 hour hike but well worth it. Great hike guides. Take the slowish group if your not sure... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
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This beautiful and educational nature reserve contains an archaeological site, gardens and bird watching.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 788 7571
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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
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Gruelling 3 hour hike but well worth it. Great hike guides. Take the slowish group if your not sure about your fitness. We would recommend it and return.

Thank pholeb
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We completed the guided tour of the central Koppies, it is a wonderful walk with amazing views of johannesburg. The guides have a detailed knowledge of the area and it is wonderful to see the indigenous flowers of the area. The walk was extremely enjoyable...More

1  Thank Meghan v
Reviewed 21 November 2013

I walked to East Koppies from 1st Avenue turning left into 9th Street then left again into Rustenberg Road. 50m on the left at the start of the railings is the entrance. Follow the path to the top where there are good views of central...More

1  Thank Dorsetbruce
Reviewed 29 October 2013

There are three parts to the Koppies. The safest and most informative way to visit is to join a Sunday morning tour of the secure natural preserve area, led by local naturalists. The fee is inexpensive and the guides know the koppies ecosystems very well....More

2  Thank PeregrineEdmonton
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This urban nature reserve is on my doorstep. One can only gain access with the volunteers who able run the place with no funding from the city. The Carstens who are the main guides and coordinate all the activities there,are very well informed and I...More

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Area has the potential to be a small attraction but at the moment security is absent, vagrants live there and there are faeces everywhere. Anyone who visits this place just to see the ancient pottery furnace will be sorely disappointed. I'd say its also incredibly...More

3  Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 6 February 2013

Taking a guide will definitely prove advantageous because there are wonderful stories to be told around the koppie.

Thank NemZa
Reviewed 3 February 2013

great for walks, appreciate nature and great views of Johannesburg. during my visit eared of security issues, but we did not have any feelings that could be the case.

Thank RuiFragoso
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Strange to have this in the middle of an urban area, but there are nesting eagles and other wonderful birds to see as well as great views.

Thank Julie G
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