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Best Hiking Trails in Johannesburg

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As the weather holds so nicely during sunny winter Jozi days, why not take a hike and get outdoors with the sun on your back and crisp air in your lungs along some of our favourite Joburg Tourism hiking trails. Rally the kids, pack a picnic and in some instances leash up your pooches instead of smooshing around the house in your winter woollies.

 

The Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Not the first time to debut on our favourite outdoor hiking list, the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve, now in its 60th year and having been recognised as a local Heritage Site, is best known for its impressive record of occupation by different communities over thousands of years. From the stone age to the Bantu-speaking communities that erected stone-walled villages, the Melville Koppies is also prolific in indigenous flora, fauna and ancient geological features carefully preserved in the heart of Johannesburg’s urban metropolis. For scheduled walks and guided hikes contact the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve on +27 11 482 4797, email wendavid@mweb.co.za or visit  http://www.mk.org.za/

Sandton Field and Study Centre

Meandering along the banks of the Braamfontein spruit, the Sandton Field and Study Centre still offers some of the loveliest local river walks to Joburg residents and visitors. Now coupled with the quaint River Cafe, you can enjoy a leisurely walk with the kids and your pups, finishing it off with an alfresco dining experience. Located on the corner of Louise Ave and 14th St in Parkmore, Sandton bring along your bikes, and your sun hats for a warm winter’s day spent outdoors. For bookings and reservations at the River Café contact +27 11 783 2442 email lorraine.rivercafe@gmail.com or visit https://www.rivercafesandton.co.za/

 

The Wilds

Overlooking unparalleled views of the City of Johannesburg likened to those observed from the Munro drive look out that ascends just behind, the Wilds is located on the upper outskirts of Houghton established as a 16ha nature reserve. Forming part of Johannesburg City Parks, the Wilds offers a maintained network of cobbled pathways and gentle hiking trails perfectly suited to younger outdoor adventurers in search of hillside views and hours of exploration. The park is delightfully evergreen making for a lush Winter’s walk tricking visitors into thinking it’s a mild day in spring. Located on Houghton Drive, Houghton for more contact +27 11 643 2313 of visit http://www.jhbcityparks.com/index.php/list-of-parks-mainmenu-39/52-the-wilds

 

Johannesburg Heritage Foundation Walking Tours

Not so much of a hike but more so an on-foot walk about, the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation is renowned for arranging some of the most unique and sought after local city walkabouts available to the public. From walking tours through Victoria Yards, to Famous Victorian House Tours, Cemetery walks as well as freedom, heritage and historical recounts all conducted by foot and guided by expert stewards. Keep a look out on the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation event pages for up and coming events as they are scheduled. http://joburgheritage.org.za/events.html

 

Inner City Tour - Mainstreetwalks

Where most of us associate hiking with being one with nature, Mainstreetwalks offer an incredible Innercity Urban Hiking Tour that combines walking and the safe use of public transport to the best kept inner city secrets of Johannesburg. Included on this inner city adventure explore Heritage Sites, cultural experiences and typically no-go zones of historic urban decay. The Mainstreetwalks Innercity Urban Hiking Tour showcases the city’s plan to place art at the centre of the revitalization efforts in Johannesburg as well as other culturally and economically charged initiatives that continue to draw visitors from near and far. For more please contact MainstreetWalks on +27 11 614 0163 or visit http://www.mainstreetwalks.co.za/tours/inner-city-tour/