The famous suburb is located on the west of Johannesburg and is home to some of South Africa’s most popular restaurants. The most popular street, 7th street, named after a local soapie is visited by travelers and frequented by most Johannesburg restaurants. Melville is close to two universities and this is where most students and young professionals come to unwind.
Melville is the cultural hub of Johannesburg, filled with coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars and clubs. One is guaranteed to never be bored in this unique suburb as during the day Melville offers a relaxed environment to relax and socialize, while the nightlife promises some unforgettable memories. There are also metre taxis all over Melville, which ensured that a number of people got home safe.
Melville also boasts a number of lovely homes, some of which have been turned into B&B’s and guest houses, making it the ideal place for tourists. Commercial places in Melville are also able to smoothly run their businesses during the day. Tourists can also look forward to unique stores, second-hand bookshops, charities, antique dealers and a tattoo parlour.
Melville is the perfect place to explore a variety of cultures with the different restaurants, people of multiple ethnicities and the bohemian culture. This suburb is definitely, trendy, lively and unique and tourists will never be disappointed. A perfect day in Melville would involve browsing the various boutiques and shops, lunching at one of the restaurants and partying up a storm at night. It’s ideal because it does not require a lot of travelling because everything is so close to each other. One thing that keeps most people coming back to this famous suburb is happy hour, which usually runs until 7pm at most bars.