In the heart of trendy Melville, you can still feel the vibe of a once artistic crowd, that has now merged with the essence of youth and new inspiration from a very diverse group of individuals. The SABC 2 soapie 7de Laan based on the lives and characters of the famous 7th Street, in old Melville, is a true reflection of interesting people and places to visit.
Here you can walk about and meet foreigners, artists, journalists,actors and students, who all form part of an amazing energy, that makes this heritage site, and village so unique, in the city of gold, Johannesburg.
Melville is a must visit in Johannesburg. The guest houses have 30 rooms in total , and are all a walk away from the bustling nightlife, in 7th Street. All the rooms have private entrances, mostly double, and king size beds, DSTV, Wi-Fi internet access, and transfers can be arranged. The guest houses are close to SABC, University of JHB, Media 24 and the Millpark Hospital .
Melville is close to Emmarentia, Greenside, Cresta, Northcliff, Rosebank, Parkhurst,Parkview, Westcliff, Zoo Lake and the CBD of Johannesburg.
Favourite recommended spots include:
Eating / Cocktails
• Melon Restaurant: International fusion cuisine.
• Ratz Bar: Sexy sassy and fun bar with great bar snacks.
• DeLaCreme Bakery: European style coffee shop with lovely cakes and pastries
• Lucky Bean: International fusion cuisine.
• Nunos: Portuguese cuisine.
• The Melville Cafe: Varied international menu.
• Sakura Sushi restaurant
• Many more restaurants and bars to hang out at.
Fashion / Beauty
• Professional Skin Care Lab is a state-of-the-art skincare practice and holistic centre that provides the latest in technologically advanced treatments. As one of the only practices that performs pre- and post- operative care for doctor’s patients, the centre is ranked as one of the most highly skilled in the industry. If you skin needs rejuvenation then Professional Skin Care Lab is the place to go. Situated in Parktown North.
• Nearby shopping centres offer the best in local and international clothing labels.
All the above can be found on 7th Street, which offers a wide range of shopping and service options.