Hiking in the historic Melville Koppies

Think of Melville and not only does it’s residents, nightlife or creative culture spring to mind, but one can’t not mention the last conserved remnant of Johannesburg’s ridges which were left untouched during the gold rush of 1886. Dating back three billion years, this Johannesburg City Heritage Site has become a hiking oasis. Here’s a look at the trail ahead as you make your way through it’s indigenous vegetation as it was hundreds of years ago.

Hiking in the historic Melville Koppies

Why we’re loving Jozi

Johannesburg view from Randlords. Image by Darling Lama Productions

Johannesburg view from Randlords. Image by Darling Lama Productions

According to the UK-based GQ magazine, Johannesburg is the “new cool capital of the southern hemisphere”. The article by Nick Carvell praised Jozi for it’s “seriously buzzing urban landscape packed with superb bars, inventive restaurants, cool hotels and one of the world’s most exciting theatre, art and music scenes”.

Commendations seem to be coming in steadily, with other well-respected media agencies like the BBC, New York Times and AFKTravel featuring…
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