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 2019

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 reception 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.

No need to book unless you bring a large group.

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.

No need to book unless you bring a large group.

Program

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

The hike leader leads the group on the trails.

No hiking off on your own.

 

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 8km 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

All Sunday and public holiday hikes start at 8h30

Jan

6th - 15h00

20th - 8h30

13th

27th

Feb

3rd - 15h00

17th - 8h30

10th

24th

Mar

3rd - 15h00

17th - 8h30

10th

21st Human Rights Day (Thursday)

April

7th - 15h00

21st - 8h30

14th

28th

May

5th - 14h00

19th - 8h30

1st MAY DAY HIKE (Wednesday)

12th

26th

June

2nd - 14h00

16th - 8h30

9th

23rd

July

7th - 14h00

21st - 8h30

14th

28th No event

Aug

4th - 14h00

18th - 8h30

11th

25th

Sept

1st - 15h00

15th - 8h30

8th

22nd No event

24th HERITAGE DAY HIKE (Tuesday)

Oct

6th - 15h00

20th - 15h00

13th

27th No event

Nov

3rd - 15h00

17th - 8h30

10th

24th

Dec

1st - 15h00

15th - 8h30

8th

22nd


Special midweek group bookings by appointment 011 482 4797 or fomk@mk.org.za

Minimum charge R1 000, payable in advance and non-refundable.

A PDF version of this calendar is available here

For Melville Koppies WEST dog walks only on the first Saturday of every month at 8am sharp (walk lasts about 60 mins). R30 per person. Third Avenue, Westdene (the cul-de-sac adjoining the koppies off Arundel Road. See the map here. 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. Please do not email Tony about the group guided tours and hikes, use wendavid@mweb.co.za



Map (click to enlarge): Melville Koppies Map


Melville Koppies on Google Maps: