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Address: Judith Rd. and DF Malan Dr., Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 788 7571
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This beautiful and educational nature reserve contains an archaeological...

This beautiful and educational nature reserve contains an archaeological site, gardens and bird watching.

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Melville Koppies

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2013
Judith S
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 learnt about flowers, trees, birds; geology and the archaeological findings there. It is well worth... More 

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Thank Judith S
Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 dangerous to be there if not in a group of at least 10 people.

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

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

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Thank NemZa
Johannesburg
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133 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank RuiFragoso
Johannesburg, South Africa
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Julie G
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

It was beautiful and very nice to see fauna and flora indigenous to us. Loved the trail and gently slopes as well as the peace and quiet

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Thank Saira K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Its very rewarding to walk up the Melville Koppies. Apart from the fresh crisp air you get stunning views of Jozi.

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Thank Thuli Z
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Quite pleasant walks; some quite challenging. Suggest you go with more than 3 people to ensure you are not hassled. We saw a number of small groups of guys hanging around who were obviously not there for the nature experience.

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Johannesburg , South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

God and see for yourself when it is open - great day out very clean and well kept.The information given is amazing - good few over teh suburbs.

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Thank Bathawk
South Africa
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

The iron age settlements, natural indigeneous bush, wonderful birdlife and 'be careful of snakes' add up to an exciting morning walk right on the city's doorstep

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