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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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Guided hike was well worth it

For both visitors and locals, this guided hike was a truly wonderful experience. Wendy and Arian... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Guided Hike

Wonderful guided hike through the well conserved Melville Koppies in the middle of Joburg... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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This beautiful and educational nature reserve contains an archaeological site, gardens and bird watching.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 482 4797
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For both visitors and locals, this guided hike was a truly wonderful experience. Wendy and Arian and their team are friendly, entertaining, knowledgeable and passionate volunteers who maintain this original pristine wilderness of Johannesburg that remains. Beyond the wild they compliment it with birding, geology,...More

Thank cfkam
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful guided hike through the well conserved Melville Koppies in the middle of Joburg. Beautiful views of the city and jacarandas in bloom this time of year. Hikes are open the the public twice a month. Extremely well organized with security guards ensuring safety along...More

1  Thank sarah0whitten
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Melville Koppies is one of the very few totally unspoilt, natural parks in Johannesburg. It supports a variety of bird species is and representative of several bird families of South Africa. MK Central, the gem of the three areas, is locked except when organised walks/hikes...More

1  Thank flashflash99
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a wonderful space to visit, as long as you are attending the guided tour and hike, because it is not advisable to go into the Melville Koppies without a big group or security if you are not familiar with the space. Guided Hikes...More

1  Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 3 September 2017

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

1  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

2  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

2  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
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