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Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.

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Great location

This is a super area to walk around and visit the various shops on the street. A very safe area to walk around (though perhaps not after dark) Great restaurants along the strip... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melville has always been known as the trendy and arty side of Johanesburg, with its proximity to the Universities and the SABC bringing in a younger student crowd. Many interesting little restaurants to choose from, with a good nighttime scene if you want the loud and crowded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a super area to walk around and visit the various shops on the street. A very safe area to walk around (though perhaps not after dark) Great restaurants along the strip. Highly recommended.

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Thank ericon991
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Wonderful and interesting places , Shops and Eating houses. The Mexican makes you feel like you are not even in South Africa.

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johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I used to go Melville a lot at the end of the 90s, and it went into a downward trend at the end of the decade, lots of drugs and fights, didn't feel at all safe. Now though ( for the past couple of years ) there has been a real rejuvenation, with some of the old bars and restaurants... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Central to Johannesburg, upbeat environment for the young and old, lots of nite life, restaurants shopping centre and coffee shops also the location of the famous seevende Laan.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Melville has had a long history as a trendy area and there are some stalwarts that have been going for a long time. The addition of 27 Boxes has provided a central point for some interesting little shops and a great bar / restaurant. Clyde's on Fourth for antiques and Lamp Berger still out favorite. Lots of interesting places to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

My husband and I stayed in the delightfully appointed Bird room at the Lucky Bean Guest House where we were very well cared for by the staff, We also had the opportunity of visiting the main street of Melville with its eclectic variety of cafes and restaurants with its vibrant atmosphere.where we enjoyed a meal.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Melville it is a vibe place and a good location to visit on the weekend. There is some good options of restaurants and bars and the streets are alive.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed in a guesthouse in the neighbourhood for a couple of nights a had a wonderful time here. Several nice places to go for a drink, good restaurants with value-for-money around the corner and some nice shops, especially in the Boxes area.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Melville has become quiet trendy over the years but it is looking a bit tired now and the pavements are a mess. There are a cluster of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops in this small suburb of Johannesburg. Parking is an issue so be warned. Needs refreshing somehow!

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