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Melville Koppies

#49 of 173 things to do in Johannesburg Features Animals
Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 788 7571
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Fantastic outdoors experience in the middle of the city

We joined the Melville Koppies guided tour of the reserve. It's approximately 4km but took us 3... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lakshmi L
Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
a hidden gem

Local residents, we took the tour a few months back. Wendy and other friends of the koppies lead us... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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This beautiful and educational nature reserve contains an archaeological site, gardens and bird watching.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“iron age” (11 reviews)
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
“open access” (2 reviews)
Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 788 7571
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Lakshmi L
Reviewed 10 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 14 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
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This gem in the heart of Johannesburg's Melville suburb is a great place to get away from the City rush and madness. A nice walk will clear the mind !

1  Thank 61renierp
Reviewed 17 October 2016

great weekend hiking , lovely views of the city from the top . a leisurely walk . if you have dogs they will also love the space .

2  Thank Sagie P
Reviewed 30 September 2016

After a day out geocaching with the other half, we did the "final" geocache here and he surprised me with a proposal geocache! Ten arks for this beautiful park! I expect it will be lovely in summer!!!

1  Thank Marelize_Schoeman
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Such a beautiful place for walking and mountain biking but be careful it is notorious for hi jackings. Only use this facility in large groups. Pity its not as safe as it needs to be because it offers spectacular views of Johannesburg.

Thank Brentwapwap
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