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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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Hikers Paradise

This little area within the heart of JHB is perfect for all nature lovers and outdoor seekers. Can... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
Amazing Tour

Very nice tour on a sunday afternoon with well-informed guides who can teach you a lot about the... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2014
Benedikt D
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This beautiful and educational nature reserve contains an archaeological site, gardens and bird watching.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 482 4797
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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
Reviewed 17 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
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
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
Reviewed 6 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
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