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Drove into Melville one Sunday to experience the vibe there, we were a little disappointed, I think... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
Cool place to stay

A cool area to stay near Johannesburg. The are several guest houses in the area that are all easy... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2018
Canton, Georgia
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Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit some fun spots with open mike nights, comedy evenings, quiz nights and dancing and some scrumptious restaurants. Something for everyone

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank charlie_bertin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove into Melville one Sunday to experience the vibe there, we were a little disappointed, I think we should have gone on a Saturday, as not all the shops/restaurants were open. Nevertheless we had a good experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BradnDee
Reviewed 10 January 2019

This area is filled with great restaurants and bars. You can do starters, mains and dessert each at a different restaurant.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

A cool area to stay near Johannesburg. The are several guest houses in the area that are all easy walking distance to bars and restaurants.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TASunde
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

This area is hard to classify- there are some really nice cafes and hipster bars. There’s a great coffee place. But the shops are mostly used/secondhand items and there’s a general sense of unease waking around. But there were all kinds of people- I think...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 492darcik
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Melville is a great neighborhood to explore and discover. I like that it had plenty of restaurants and Arty see and boutiques with access to nature with great views of the city. Services such as a grocery store and laundromat are within walking distance of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KweqSmanit
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Melville is a must visit for all Tourists, from the 27 Boxes Shopping centre, to landmark Coffee shops like De la Creme, or browse the 2nd hand book shops, Tattoo shops, Bead and craft shops or the Charity shop. Another must visit in Melville is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank einesweetie
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Melville is not longer the go to place it was some 10-12 years ago. It still has a so or bohemian academic feel about it, but to be honest the little bars and restaurant of the old, the scatter of antique shops etc., has lost...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Being half African American and Afro Panamanian I thought I will fit in in SA. Boy I was wrong. In melville it seems there is a mafia that preys on the tourist. I was followed into the restaurant Loney Hearts and my cellphone was stolen...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gigi R
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Cute area for drinking, dining, shopping, thrifting galleries and cafes. Check 27 Boxes and The Service Station Café.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Susan K
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Response from nadia v | Reviewed this property |
No hotels i know of. Only b&b's. We usually stay at The Reef Hotel in Ferreira's and travel to Melville and back