MK West

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Johannesburg, South Africa

Friends of Melville Koppies:        Phone: +27 11 482 4797 or 079 532 0083              Email:


1. Melville Koppies Central Nature Reserve and Joburg Heritage site (50ha)

Controlled access only. No dogs allowed.

Enjoy a walk-about or hike at your own pace every Sunday morning - in from 8am and out by 11:30am. Only R80 pp and R40 for children. All funds are used for the maintenance of the Koppies by the volunteer committee. You will be given a map. There are lots of information boards about the heritage aspect. Guided tours for small groups are available at no extra cost on Sunday sessions. Park opposite the entrance at Marks Park Sports Club in Judith Road, Emmarentia. Remember your masks. Security is provided.

(Sunday 27th December 2020 closed. Saturday May 1st replaces May 2nd in 2021)

Contact for information about school tours and midweek groups


2. Melville Koppies WEST (100ha)

Socialised dogs allowed.

First Saturday of the month hike on with socialised dogs at 8am. About 90 minutes. R30 donation. Contact There are security issues here so it is advisable to only hike in groups with security.


3. Melville Koppies EAST (10ha)

Socialised dogs allowed.

Melville Koppies EAST is open daily from dawn to dusk. People may hike here with socialised dogs. It is a small section, free entry, about 1km in length, with beautiful views from the rocky ridges. Leave all valuables at home or in the boot of your car so you don't attract robbers here. Park in Kloof Road, off 7th Avenue in Melville or opposite the PUMA garage in Rustenburg Road, Melville. Please take your litter home. This section is also maintained by the volunteer committee.

It is suitable for young children.

There are no facilities on MK EAST and MK WEST Koppies apart from what unspoilt nature provides.

A PDF version of this calendar is available here

Map (click to enlarge): Melville Koppies Map

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