Melville Koppies located in the heart of Johannesburg, is a protected nature reserve spanning approximately 160 hectares. This urban oasis offers visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the region's natural beauty while still in close proximity to the bustling city.
The landscape of Melville Koppies is characterized by rugged, rocky outcrops and rolling grasslands, providing a haven for a diverse range of indigenous flora and fauna. A variety of bird species call this area home, making it a popular spot for birdwatching enthusiasts.
Hiking trails wind through the koppies, offering both casual strollers and avid hikers an opportunity to explore the terrain.
For history enthusiasts, the site is of archaeological significance, with evidence of early human habitation dating back over 250 000 years. Guided tours provide insights into the rich cultural heritage of the area.
Photographers and nature lovers have the oppotunity to view the picturesque vistas and the chance to capture the urban skyline against natural terrain.
Due to its protected status, visitors are encouraged to adhere to responsible tourism practices, including respecting the flora and fauna, refraining from littering, and following designated paths to minimize environmental impact.
Dogs are not allowed because it is a proclaimed Heritage Site however the East and West sides are open daily for walks and socialised dogs are welcome and should be kept on a leash.