MK West

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Johannesburg, South Africa

Friends of Melville Koppies:              Phone: +27 11 482 4797                      Email: fomk@mk.org.za

Calendar and Maps

Melville Koppies in 2014

Contents of this page: detailed calendar of events and Google map with directions.

Hikes or guided tours are arranged for every Sunday on Melville Koppies Central. These alternate between morning and afternoons. Cost R50 per adult and R20 per child. No booking required. Please check the calendar for details of starting times and dates.

A walk with socialised dogs with leads on the first Saturday of every month on Melville Koppies WEST. These start at 8am sharp from 3rd Ave, off Arundel Rd in Westdene. Cost R25pp for the 90 minute walk. No booking required.

Souvenirs for sale are:

Power point CDs at R50 each of:

  • Overview of Melville Koppies
  • Archaeology and History of Melville Koppies
  • Geology of Melville Koppies
  • Flowers of Melville Koppies
  • Trees and shrubs of Melville Koppies
  • Fauna of Melville Koppies
  • Environmental Management of Melville Koppies
  • Ecology of Melville Koppies

A Birthday Calendar which has an indigenous flower for every month. 

Gift vouchers at R50 each.

2014
Sunday three-hour guided tours on Melville Koppies Central 
Month Date Time Month Date Time
January 5
12
19
15:00
08:30
15:00
July 6
13
20
14:00
08:30
14:00
February 2
9
16
15:00
08:30
15:00
August 3
10
17
14:00
08:30
14:00
March 2
9
16
15:00
08:30
15:00
September 7
14
21
15:00
08:30
15:00
April 6
13
20
15:00
08:30
15:00
October 5
12
19
15:00
08:30
15:00
May 4
11
18
14:00
08:30
14:00
November 2
9
16
15:00
08:30
15:00
June 1
8
15
14:00
08:30
14:00
December 7
14
21
15:00
08:30
15:00

  • Parking: Opposite the entrance at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road Emmarentia
  • Cost: R50 per adult, R20 per child
  • Gear: proper walking shoes, hat, sun block, water and a snack if needed
  • Programme: The general tour covers geology, archaeology, history, flora and fauna
  • No booking required

2014
Sunday morning three-hour group hikes on Melville Koppies Central/East/West
January 26 08:30 May 25 08:30 September 24 (Wednesday)
Heritage day hike 08:30
February 23 08:30 June 22 08:30 October 26 08:30
March 23 08:30 No hike in July
due to "Walk the Talk"
November 23 08:30
1 May - May Day hike
Thursday 08:00
August 24 08:30 December 28 08:30
  • Parking: Opposite the entrance at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road Emmarentia
  • Cost: R40 per adult, R10 per child
  • Gear: proper walking shoes, hat, sun block, water and a snack if needed
  • Programme: The general tour covers geology, archaeology, history, flora and fauna
  • No booking required

2014
Saturday morning Group Hikes (with socialised dogs) on Melville Koppies West
08:00 sharp
January 4 May 3 September 6
February 1 June 7 October 4
March 1 July 5 November 1
April 5 August 2 December 6
  • Parking: In 3rd Avenue off Arundel Road, Westdene
  • Cost: R25 per person
  • Time: 08:00 sharp till 9:30am (90 minutes)
  • Gear: proper walking shoes, hat, sun block, water and a snack if needed
  • Programme: A reasonable level of fitness is required for this hike. No puppies or old dogs please.
  • No booking required

A PDF version of this calendar is available here

Melville Koppies MapMap (click to enlarge):
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