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Winter is setting in, but a concert and family fun on Northcliff Ridge has been planned to enjoy the last of the warm autumn days.

musiconridgeNorthcliff Ridge overlooks most of the city and is the second highest point in Joburg at 1 807 metres above sea levelENJOY the last bit autumn and the leafy outdoors before the cold winter with a spectacular, entertainment-driven, family fun day at Northcliff Ridge EcoPark, where the local high school is presenting Music on the Ridge.

This performance takes place on 7 June, and is being held to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the ridge.

Nestled in one of Johannesburg's older upmarket suburbs, the Northcliff Ridge EcoPark overlooks most of the city, with Emmarentia at its base. It sits atop the second highest point in Joburg and is 1 807 metres above sea level.

As little as 150 years ago, Joburg had little else other than rolling grassland interrupted by the odd grove of shrubs and trees sprinkled across the landscape. Following the discovery of gold in 1886, the city grew and as time went on, it became a green oasis.

Northcliff's tower, with its hard, smooth quartzite, is a favourite place for climbers. It offers short routes and a breath-taking view of Johannesburg.

Tickets for the day can be bought at Northcliff High School from Heather Bowen or at the entrance to the ecopark on the day. The entrance fee is R160 per family of four, or R50 per person or additional family member. Snacks will be available. No glass will be allowed.