The watering hole following the Hike is Ant Café in Melville. Join us for lunch: http://www.meetup.com/FunSeekers-Johannesburg/events/123735202
This Meetup (the Melville Koppies Hike) is hosted in partnership with Hanging out in Pretoria Group.
Parking: Marks Park Sports Club in Judith Road, Emmarentia where Melville Koppies Organisers will meet us.
Cost: R30 per adult, R10 per child over 6 (no younger kids or dogs).
Please do a EFT as per the following (please email proof of payment to Joey):
ACCOUNT NAME: J C MEYER
ACCOUNT NUMBER: [masked]
BRANCH NUMBER: 198765
TYPE: CURRENT ACCOUNT
Joey’s contact details:[masked], [masked]
Duration: Three hours - The fast group will do more distance and a different route to than the leisurely group.
Gear: Proper walking shoes with a tread, hat, juice/water and a snack for the ten-minute midway stop.
Regards, Wendy, [masked], [masked]
[Note: Guys pls bring exact amount as we won't have much change on the day].
Below pls find information about Melville Koppies’ CDs in case anyone would like to purchase some.
CDs of Melville Koppies
These are ideal souvenirs/ gifts with a special ‘African’ flavour at only R50 each. (R20 extra for postage) Contact [masked] for orders.
- Overview of Melville Koppies. An introductory ‘tour’ of the cultural and natural wonders of this urban Nature Reserve and Johannesburg Heritage Site. This CD covers the flora, fauna, Geology, grasses, trees, flowers and bird ringing. Cultural aspects touched on include Iron Age and Stone Age relics, modern History, African Independent churches, education, research, tours and management.
- Archaeology and History of Melville Koppies. A wide sweep of ‘not quite human’ and human occupation from[masked] years ago to the present. This is the cultural heritage of the Koppies. Archaeological excavations uncovered a rich legacy here from Early, Middle, and Late Stone Age up to the more recent Iron Age. Modern History starts from the 19thC.
- Geology of Melville Koppies. The 3 billion year old rock formations are introduced by photos, diagrams, tables and maps. Heritage includes the preservation of these ancient formations which are a geologist’s delight.
- Flowers of Melville Koppies. A collection of spectacular photos of most of the indigenous veld flowers of Melville Koppies. The photos include the botanic name, common name and flowering times of each flower. A booklet at R20 on ‘Flowering times on the Melville Koppies’ is also available.
- Trees and shrubs of Melville Koppies. Highveld indigenous trees need to be hardy to survive which means they are frost, fire and drought resistant. The CD has photos of the whole tree with botanic, family and common name. Most of the tree specimens have detailed photos of the bark, leaves, flowers and fruit as well. There is also a section on alien invasive plants.
- Environmental Management of Melville Koppies. This CD covers all aspects of managing an urban nature reserve and heritage site e.g. maintenance, publicity, sustainable usage etc.
- Fauna of Melville Koppies. An introduction to some of the surviving fauna that have escaped man’s predation. The PP includes mammals, reptiles, spiders and scorpions, insects and birds.
- Ecology of Melville Koppies. The fascinating relationship of abiotic and biotic factors with the environment of Melville Koppies. This is orientated to the senior school Life Sciences syllabus.