MELVILLE KOPPIES

This site carries evidence of cultures from Johannesburg's distant past: ancient hunter-gatherers, early farmers, and the first Iron-Age miners of the Witwatersrand. It offers an impressive record of occupation by different communities over thousands of years. Stone Age people left behind stone weapons and tools. Later, Bantu-speaking people constructed stone-walled villages and built iron-smelting furnaces for making hoes and assegais. Melville Koppies is known for its indigenous flora, fauna and ancient geological formations located within an urban environment and was proclaimed a nature reserve in 1959.
Judith Road (opposite Marks Park Sports Club), Melville, Johannesburg
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City of Johannesburg