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. Besides the normal entertainment one would expect in a suburb like this you can also catch a show at the Melville Comedy Club.

Melville is well-situated for tourists and there is plenty of accommodation available. There are many guest houses available in the area.

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 to be had over the city. The reserve is located on the northern boundary of Melville.

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Dutch Reformed Church

Above - Dutch Reformed Church

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Melville suburb

Above - Suburban area

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Johannesburg accommodation

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Johannesburg has plenty of accommodation options available

Decorated tree in Melville suburb

Above - Decorated tree in a suburb

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Getaway - Vol 31 No 06 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 28


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