MK West

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Johannesburg, South Africa

Friends of Melville Koppies:              Phone: +27 11 482 4797                      Email: wendavid@mweb.co.za

Calendar and Maps

Melville Koppies in 2018

Please refer to calendar/map below for details of organised tours and hikes

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

 

Scheduled group guided tours and group hikes 2018

Event

Guided tour - 3 hours

MK Central

Children over six only

No dogs

Hike - 3 hours

MK Central, East, West

Children over six only

No dogs

Parking

Marks Park Sports Club in Judith Road, Emmarentia. Walk across Judith to the stone hut at the main entrance of the Koppies.

Pay on the day.

The tour leaves from the stone reception hut at the schedule time and then the Koppies' gates are locked.

Park, meet and pay in the upper parking area of Marks Park Sports Club in Judith Road, Emmarentia.

The hike leaves from here at 8h30 sharp and then the Koppies' gates are locked.

Program

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

The hike leader leads the group on the trails.

 

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.

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

Cost

R60 per adult, R40 per child

R60 per adult, R40 per child

 

Sunday Guided tours

Sunday 8h30 - Hikes

Jan

7th - 15h00

21st - 8h30

14th

28th

Feb

4th - 15h00

18th - 8h30

11th

25th

Mar

4th - 15h00

18th - 8h30

11th

25th

April

1st - 15h00

15th - 8h30

8th

22nd

May

6th - 14h00

20th - 8h30

1st MAY DAY HIKE (Tuesday)

13th

27th

June

3rd No event

17th - 8h30

10th

24th

July

1st - 14h00

15th - 8h30

8th

29th

Aug

5th - 14h00

19th - 8h30

12th

26th

Sept

2nd - 15h00

16th - 8h30

9th

23rd No event

24th HERITAGE DAY HIKE (Monday)

Oct

7th - 15h00

14th

28th

Nov

4th - 15h00

18th - 8h30

11th

25th

Dec

2nd - 15h00

16th - 8h30

9th

23rd


Mid-week group bookings by appointment 011 482 4797. Minimum charge of R600

A PDF version of this calendar is available here

Melville Koppies WEST dog walks (about 60 mins) on the first Saturday of every month at 8am sharp. R30 per person. Park at the end of Arundel Road, Westdene. Contact Tony Lelliott tony@lelliott.co.za to be put on his email database. Emails will be sent out to confirm that the walk will take place.



Map (click to enlarge): Melville Koppies Map


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