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 2016

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
  • The Westdene Spruit

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


Scheduled group guided tours and group hikes 2016

 

Event

Guided tour - 3 hours

MK Central

No dogs

Hike - 3 hours

MK Central, East, West

No dogs

Parking

Marks Park in Judith Road, Emmarentia

Marks Park in Judith Road, Emmarentia

Program

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

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 only.

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

R50 per adult, R20 per child

R50 per adult, R20 per child

 

2016

Sunday Guided tours

Sunday 8h30 - Hikes

Jan

17th - 8h30

10th

24th

Feb

7th - 15h00

21st - 8h30

14th

28th

Mar

6th - 15h00

20th - 8h30

13th

27th Easter Sunday

April

3rd - 15h00

17th - 8h30

10th

24th

May

8th - 14h00 Mother's Day

15th - 8h30

1st May Day Hike

22nd

June

5th - 14h00

19th - 8h30 Father's Day

12th

26th

July

3rd - 14h00

17th - 8h30

10th

31st

Aug

7th - 14h00

21st - 8h30 AGM

14th

28th

Sept

4th - 15h00

18th - 8h30

11th

24th Heritage Day Hike (Saturday)

Oct

2nd - 15h00

16th - 8h30

9th

23rd

Nov

6th - 15h00

20th - 8h30

13th

27th

Dec

4th - 15h00

11th

18th


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

All enquiries: 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

Melville Koppies WEST dog walks. (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 082 850 4720 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


Melville Koppies on Google Maps: