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 2015

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
  • Joburg from Melville Koppies
  • Proteas of Melville Koppies

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


Scheduled group guided tours and group hikes 2015

 

event

Guided tour - 3 hours

MK Central

No dogs

Hike - 3 hours

MK Central, East, West

No dogs

Dog walk - 90 min

MK West

Dogs allowed

parking

Marks Park in Judith Road, Emmarentia

Marks Park in Judith Road, Emmarentia

The dead-end of Arundel Road, Westdene

program

The guide stops frequently to talk about the flora, fauna, geology, archaeology, history.

The hike leader leads the group on the trail.

 

The hike leader leads the group on the trail.

 

 

fitness

A reasonable level required for the tour of about 4km which includes some steep rocky slopes.

 

 

A reasonable level required for the hike of up to 10km on some steep rocky slopes. Kids over six, no dogs. Fast and slow groups if enough people.

A reasonable level required for the walk of about 5km on several steep, rocky slopes.

Kids over six. No puppies or old dogs.

gear

Proper walking shoes, hat, sun block, water and a snack if needed - especially for kids

Proper walking shoes, hat, sun block, water and a snack for the midway stop

Proper walking shoes, hat, sun block, water and a snack if needed

cost

R50 per adult, R20 per child

R50 per adult, R20 per child

R25pp

 

2015

Guided tours

8h30 - Hikes

8h00-Dog walks Saturday

Jan

4th - 15h00

11th - 8h30

18th - 15h00

25th - 8h30

3rd - 8h00

Feb

1st - 15h00

8th - 8h30

15th - 15h00

22nd - 8h30

7th - 8h00

Mar

1st - 15h00

8th - 8h30

15th - 15h00

22nd - 8h30

7th - 8h00

April

5th - 15h00

19th - 15h00

26th - 8h30

12th - 8h30

4th - 8h00

May

3rd - 14h00

10th - 8h30

17th - 14h00

1st - 8h30

May Day Hike

24th - 8h30

2nd - 8h00

June

7th - 14h00

14th - 8h30

21st - 14h00

28th - 8h30

6th - 8h00

July

5th - 14h00

12th - 8h30

19th - 8h30

4th - 8h00

Aug

2nd - 14h00

9th - 8h30

15th - 14h00 AGM

16th - 14h00

23rd - 8h30

1st - 8h00

Sept

6th - 15h00

13th - 8h30

20th - 15h00

24th - 8h30

Heritage Day Hike

5th - 8h00

Oct

4th - 15h00

11th - 8h30

17th - 8h30 flower walk

31st - 8h30 flower walk

18th - 8h30

3rd - 8h00

Nov

1st - 15h00

8th - 8h30

15th - 15h00

22nd - 8h30

7th - 8h00

Dec

6th - 15h00

13th - 8h30

20th - 8h30

27th - 8h30

5th - 8h00


Guided tours (schools, universities, special interest groups) and hikes can be booked for other times at 011 482 4797.

Please let us know if you plan to bring a big group on scheduled tours or hikes so that we can arrange extra guides.

A PDF version of this calendar is available here



Map (click to enlarge): Melville Koppies Map


Melville Koppies on Google Maps: