The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Melville

Melville CBD


Photo © Johan van Zyl

Melville is a suburb of Johannesburg and is known for its many trendy restaurants and pubs.

The University of the Witwatersrand in located nearby and students are a common sight in the area.

One of the more unusual features in Melville is that many of the pubs and restaurants are still located on the main streets and not in malls as is the trend nowadays.

Melville weather


Melville is well-situated for tourists and there is plenty of accommodation available.

A visit to the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is well worth it. Besides the many birds and animals that may be seen there are great views over the city.

Dutch Reformed Church

Above - Dutch Reformed Church

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Melville suburb

Above - Suburban area

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Decorated tree in Melville suburb

Above - Decorated tree in a suburb

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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