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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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URBAN GEM

I was pleasantly surprised by this urban gem. A few friends and I decided to join the twice monthly... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Des1963
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Guided hike to explore beautiful nature and an Iron Age Site.

Nourish your soul and enjoy a sublime hike through grassland, forest and riverine greenery. Guide... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
Jill D
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Muharraq Town, Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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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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"iron age"
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"flora and fauna"
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"guided tour"
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"beautiful nature"
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"stone age"
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"sunday morning"
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"passionate volunteers"
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"open access"
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"sturdy shoes"
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"hour hike"
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"beautiful area"
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"heritage site"
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"the reserve"
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"nice walk"
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"hat"
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this urban gem. A few friends and I decided to join the twice monthly guided hikes on a Sunday morning. The group was quite big - about 65 people, with groups from 2 hiking clubs. The cost was R60 per...More

2  Thank Des1963
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Nourish your soul and enjoy a sublime hike through grassland, forest and riverine greenery. Guide Wendy is passionate about this Heritage Site. She has an incredible knowledge of the fauna, flora, geology,and history of the area. As a former teacher, her talks are well presented...More

3  Thank Jill D
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 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

2  Thank cfkam
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Reviewed 12 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

2  Thank sarah0whitten
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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

2  Thank flashflash99
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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
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Reviewed 2 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
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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

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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
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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
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