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 2017

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.

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 2017

 

Event

Guided tour - 3 hours

MK Central

Kids over six only

No dogs

Hike - 3 hours

MK Central, East, West

Kids 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.

Park, meet and pay in the upper parking area of Marks Park Sports Club in Judith Road, Emmarentia. The hike leaves from there.

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.

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, R30 per child

R50 per adult, R30 per child

 

Sunday Guided tours

Sunday 8h30 - Hikes

Jan

15th - 8h30

8th

22nd

Feb

5th - 15h00

19th - 8h30

12th

26th

Mar

5th - 15h00

19th - 8h30

12th

26th

April

2nd - 15h00

16th - 8h30

9th

23rd

May

7th - 14h00

21st - 8h30

1st MAY DAY HIKE (Monday)

14th

28thJUMA MTB Race

June

4th - 14h00

18th - 8h30

11th

25th

July

2nd - 14h00

16th - 8h30

9th

23rd 702 WALK

30th

Aug

6th - 14h00

20th - 8h30

13th

27th

Sept

3rd - 15h00

17th - 8h30

10th

24th HERITAGE DAY HIKE

Oct

8th - 15h00 (am Spar ladies)

15th - 8h30

1st

22nd

29th AVON WALK

Nov

5th - 15h00

19th - 8h30

12th

26th

Dec

3rd - 15h00

10th

17th


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 (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 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: