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Cute area for drinking, dining, shopping, thrifting galleries and cafes. Check 27 Boxes and The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
Cosmopolitan Centre of Johannesburg

This suburb is most definitely unique to others in the City. It is cosmopolitain and contains... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute area for drinking, dining, shopping, thrifting galleries and cafes. Check 27 Boxes and The Service Station Café.

Thank smox62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This suburb is most definitely unique to others in the City. It is cosmopolitain and contains everything from a host of restaurants of different types to suit all and street cafes, bars and a very different crowd of people. There are also backpackpackerlodges which attract...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice walk around to see everything and there are great things to look at. There and people on the street that make the experience not as pleasurable as it could be.

Thank maxine1andonly
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Melville is like a suburb of Jo'burg. Only difference is its awesome. Its vibrant, colorful, quaint and charming all at the same time. Above all its safe. I was there to meet a local friend and we happened to dine in one of the food...More

Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Melville is our favourite destination in Johannesburg. Vibrant streets with great restaurants, galleries and antique shops.

Reviewed 19 July 2018

We stayed at Arum Place Guesthouse here, and walked to dinner each night for three nights. Fun, funky neighborhood with great little shops and dining options. Seemed safe too.

Thank 1CZ1
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

If you are in Melville..Don't miss visiting Flavour'z of India Spice shop !! . All kind of Spices there and offer-able price . Excellent quality and good costumer service (Helping what you need for cooking spices.) Very safe shopping Mall , lots of Parking ,...More

Thank Antonypaul A
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I visited 27 Boxes for a few meeting. The space is very quite and the shops are really unique. I enjoyed the record shop on the upper level and the kiddies play area that the space offers.

Thank LethumusaK
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A viby old part of Johannesburg that has something for everyone. The shops are full of arty things and the bars and restaurants always friendly with amazing food

Thank Thabo M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

safe place, nice people, pretty good food in every place, bars, restaurants, grill. Some with good music, day and night

Thank mguf
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Susan K
13 August 2016|
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Response from nadia v | Reviewed this property |
No hotels i know of. Only b&b's. We usually stay at The Reef Hotel in Ferreira's and travel to Melville and back