Melville Koppies and Johannesburg skyline

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Walkhaven Dog Park Walkhaven Dog Park is situated in the Muldersdrift area right next to the 
Cradle of Humankind on 22 hectares of rolling grassland.  We also have two large dams surrounded by lush wetland that is home to a large variety of our feathered friends.  Braai and picnic facilities are strategically placed throughout the park should you wish to bring your own refreshments.

The Melville Residents Association works closely with the Koppies, particularly on security issues.

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is one of the most impressive nature reserves in the Witwatersrand area.

Jozikids promotes the Koppies as a destination for tourists and children in the Johannesburg area.

AA Travel Guides is the largest online travel database in South Africa. It has links to the Melville Koppies on its Melville theme page and on its Melville suburb description page.

Joburg City Parks manages the Koppies as a joint venture with the Management Committee.

Modderfontein Nature Reserve (276 hectares) is owned by AECI and includes numerous important SA Heritage features. Access is controlled and all walks must be accompanied by a guide from the Modderfontein Conservation Society. The reserve incorporates grassland, exotic woodland plus 3 large water bodies and boasts an historic record of over 280 bird species. Most of the natural wildlife occurring in the highveld are present, plus 4 species of large antelope.

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