Join a Heritage Day hike in Melville

Heritage Day hikers, after visiting the Stone-Age cave, are treated to this rock-breaking fig (Ficus ingens) in its fiery-red spring foliage.

There will be a three-koppie hike of up to 10km through the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve and Heritage Site on Heritage Day, September 24.

The walk is expected to take around three hours.

Check out the official Heritage Site plaque at the entrance to the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve.

Those wanting to attend the event are asked to park in the upper parking area at Marks Park situated on Judith Road in Emmarentia.

Also read: Enjoy guided tour at Melville Koppies

The hike will start at 8.30am and will cost R60 for adults and R40 for children.

All monies are used to maintain the koppies.

The official Heritage Site plaque being placed above the Stone-Age cave on Melville Koppies West.

Hikers need to be fit with good balance as paths are rocky and steep.

Children must be over six years old and no dogs will be allowed.

For more information contact Wendy Carstens on 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za.

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Charmaine Slater
Senior journalist

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