The Magic of Melville Koppies


When visitors arrive at Melville Koppies, they’re often a little anxious about safety, some are sceptical that a small nature reserve in the middle of a big city can satisfy their needs while others are quiet and unassuming. However, when they return to the entrance after completing the 5km hike, or being part of the guided tour, or exploring by themselves or just having some ‘me’ time, they are transformed. There are bright eyes and smiles all around.

Come and find out why. Open every Sunday morning 8-11.30am. Safe parking (opposite the Melville Koppies entrance) at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road, Emmarentia. Security on the Koppies provided. Adults R90, children under 18, R50; book a guided tour (R100) on 079 532 0083; buy an annual season ticket (R500) – all funds are used to maintain the Koppies.

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