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“Great suburb” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melville

Melville
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #48 of 121 things to do in Johannesburg
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Owner description: Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great suburb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We live near Melville and love all the shops, restaurants and pubs. If you are into second hand books there are 2 lovely book shops that you will fall in love with

Visited September 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“fun shops and eateries in this funky neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

If you're spending time in Jozi, make sure to spend at least an afternoon in the Melville area. The boho vibe and unique cafes and shops are great, and you can walk from the nearby b&bs safely.

Visited September 2012
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“Good food & Shopping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

It was so interesting to visit Melville after many years. Lots of 2nd hand & vintage clothing shops, interesting pubs and cocktail lounges, and restaurants serving delicious food.

Visited August 2012
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Johannesburg
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Area has really gone down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I remember Melville from my student days as a bohemian enclave with sidewalk cafes, book, art and antique stores. I was quite disappointed to find during a recent visits that virtually all had been driven out and a large number of bars had taken their place. Everything closed up during the day and the pavements smelling of alcohol and urine. Try 4th Ave Parkhurst instead if you are longing for the character of old Melville.

Visited June 2012
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“great vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Walking up the old streets with the vibey bars and coffee shops. A few great restaurants. People watching a plenty

Visited August 2012
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