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MELVILLE KOPPIES NATURE RESERVE

Split into three sections, including Johannesburg's only inner city nature reserve, the Koppies host very important fauna and flora representative of the Witwatersrand Ridge ecosystem as well as important archaeological sites.

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OPENING HOURS

Melville Koppies CENTRAL has CONTROLLED ACCESS ONLY for people on organised tours and hikes on Sundays only.
Please refer to mk.org.za for details.
Melville Koppies EAST is open daily (dawn to dusk) for walks and socialised dogs are welcome.
Melville Koppies WEST is open daily but it is advisable to walk only on scheduled walks, with security or large groups.

FEES & PERMITS

  • Scheduled Sunday hikes on all three sections of Melville Koppies are held twice a month on Sundays at 08h30. Volunteer guides lead the group on a 8-10 km circular route through Melville Koppies Central, West, and East. These hikes are accompanied by paid security as a precaution. Details are on the calendar/map here.

  • Melville Koppies are currently offering walkabouts on Melville Koppies Central from 08h00 to 11h30. Pre-booking and payment are essential to limit numbers for safety reasons. Email wendavid@mweb.co.za for booking details.

  • Visit the reserve website for up-to-date information on fees and obtaining permits.

  • All funds are used for the maintenance of the Koppies by the volunteer committee.

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FACILITIES

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CONTACT DETAILS

General Enquiries:

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

EMS Ambulance and Fire: 112
Police: 10111

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 HIKE ONE 

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HIKE TWO

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HIKE THREE

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