Welcome to Melville!
We love it here and we hope you do too!
Often referred to as a "village", thanks to its friendly street life and trendy nightlife, Melville offers a variety of leisure options. On the famous 7th Street you can expect to find trendy restaurants, late night cocktail lounges, bookstores, art galleries, coffee shops, antique shops and boutiques. Melville is filled with quaint tree lined streets. Life on 3rd is surrounded by a mix of modern mansions and traditional Victorian style cottages, some with lovely wrap around porches, dressed in the finest “broekie lace”. Melville is charming, elegant and bohemian. Young professionals call this home as well as many a starving artist or potential actor.
Many of these wonderful places are within walking distance of the guesthouse, but for those who are not keen on exploring by foot, the local tuk tuks are just a phone call away!
There are many amenities and places of interest nearby. The guesthouse is close to Wits University and the University of Johannesburg, the SABC, Media 24 and 44 on Stanley. Gold Reef City, downtown Johannesburg, Vilikazi Street and Soweto and the Apartheid museum are all within 12 km. For nature lovers, Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is a 5 minute walk away, and the Johannesburg Zoo and Lake are nearby. Golfers can enjoy a round at Parkview Golf Course which is a 5 minute drive away.
Melville is centrally located in Johannesburg and you'll be near the city’s main highways as well as Sandton, Rosebank, Parkhurst and Greenside, all famous for their amazing shopping!