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Melville Koppies boasts lots of treasures

Choose from a 5km self-guided hike, a 3km self-guided heritage trail, or guide yourselves across the 55-hectare nature reserve.

The hunt for golden ribbon grass in exchange for an Easter egg may be over, but there are other treasures like ground orchids to search for.

These plants with dainty flowers and tuberous roots pop up again each year in the same spot.

Melville Koppies volunteer Jenny Grice said the plants are nurtured by the environment that they live in.

A couple admiring the ground orchids currently in flower.

“They thrive in undisturbed nature reserves like Melville Koppies where moths can peacefully pollinate them at night so that more of them can continue to thrive and grow. Come and see for yourselves,” said Grice.

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Melville Koppies is open every Sunday morning between 08:00 and 11:30.

Choose from a 5km self-guided hike, a 3km self-guided heritage trail, or guide yourselves across the 55-hectare nature reserve.

Book a guided tour at R100 per person on 079 532 0083 starting at 08:00.

Visitors can park opposite the entrance to the Koppies at Marks Park Sports Club in Judith Road, Emmarentia.

Entry to the facility costs R90 per person and R50 for persons under the age of 18.

All income is used for maintenance of the Koppies.

For more information, contact 079 532 0083 or visit www.mk.org.za

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