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 2020

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 2020

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 the pedestrian crossing in Judith Road 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 scheduled 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 the car park 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 of fitness and balance is 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

R80 per adult, R40 per child

R80 per adult, R40 per child

 

Sunday Guided tours - PROMPT START

All hikes start PROMPTLY at 8h30

Jan

5th - 15h00

19th - 8h30

12th

26th

Feb

2nd - 15h00

16th - 8h30

9th

23rd

Mar

1st - 15h00

15th - 8h30

8th

29th

April

5th - 15h00

19th - 8h30

26th

May

17th - 8h30

1st MAY DAY HIKE (Friday)

10th

24th


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


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