Johannesburg Sights

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

A small nature reserve and heritage site on the southern side of the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Melville Koppies has guided ecology walks, and many of the guides are members of the local botanical society and can introduce you to the rich diversity of Highveld flora found here. Bird-watching is also excellent: more than 200 varieties of grassland and Highveld birds recorded, as well as suburban garden species and small mammals. An archaeological site contains a 500-year-old furnace dating from the Iron Age. The reserve is managed by volunteers, and you can take a three-hour tour with them. Don't go alone, as it isn't safe to do so.

Sight Information


Judith Rd., Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2195, South Africa




Sight Details:

  • R50 for guided tour; special group tours by prior arrangement
  • Sun.; times vary, check website

Published 03/07/2016


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