What to do in Melville

The Melville area is a fabulously eclectic suburb. It has an abundance of interesting shops, characteristic architecture and friendly people. Melville offers a view of the artistic temperament of Johannesburg, a side not often seen by those restricted to the northern suburbs close to Sandton.

There is a great variety of shopping malls and unique destination boutiques, restaurants and music bars. 7th avenue (safe walking distance from Melville Manor) is a vibrant street lined suburb with stores and restaurants.

Where to eat, what to do and where to go in Melville

7th Street, Melville

7th Street is a bustling, vibrant restaurant strip full of 2nd hand stores, cafes, clothes boutiques, restaurants and gift shops.

27 Boxes - a unique shopping experience.

The 27 Boxes is a shopping space, created out of recycled shipping containers. It is bold, brilliant and exudes uniqueness. It has a huge array of great shops, from jewellery design, crafts, fashion, food and its even has an amphitheater for performances and live music events.

Shopping Hours:
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 9am to 5pm
Sundays: 10am to 4pm
Public Holidays: 9am to 2pm (except Easter, Christmas and New Year)
Opening outside these hours and on Mondays are up to each store.

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The Bamboo Centre, Melville

The Bamboo Centre is about 1km away from Melville Manor, in walking distance. It is contemporary shopping at its best. From antique & retro furniture, an independent book store - Love Books, Black Coffee fashion designers, Suprella - the brilliant eclectic clothes designer, a hair salon and The Service Station - a wonderful restaurant with delicious food. There is also an Art Space which is hosts exhibitions continuously.

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Essential Amenities in Melville

Melville has all the necessary essentials for your convenience.

Cell phone Sim Cards

At Campus Square there is a Vodacom shop to help you obtain a local SIM card should you want. You will need proof of address, either your home or your guests house. Should you require one from Melville Manor please do not hesitate to email or ask us.

Pharmacy & Doctors

There are 3 pharmacies near by. The closest is on 7th street. Mays Chemist is on Main road and probably the best stocked. There are also Doctors Rooms near Mays Pharmacy should you need to visit a doctor.

Doctors Rooms telephone number:  011 482 2291

PNA (for very good MAP BOOKS for your road trip)

PNA is a stationery shop. It is in Campus Square shopping Mall about 1.5km from Melville Manor Guest House.