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“great vibe” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Melville

Melville
Ranked #23 of 170 things to do in Johannesburg
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Owner description: Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Sandton, South Africa
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“They're gone”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Back from living in CT and visisted Melville after 6 years. Where have all the shops gone? So neglected and abandoned! Only go there now for Mexican food and Hospice bargains (stunning metal French cafe chairs for R45 each!) But, seems the youngsters still want to live there.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Lorraine J
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 reviews
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“Main Road Melville”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Main Road Melville: the Vibe is great - it's convenient with take outs, banks, gym and buy a delicious cake :-)

Visited August 2012
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Berlin, Germany
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice bohemian neighborhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Friends of mine recommended me to visit the Melville neighborhood, though I was not quite sure what I should expect. I went there during the day. It was quite quiet. The area is not too big (in terms of doing shopping and sightseeing), hence do not plan to go there for a whole day. There are quite a number of shops, from clothes to antiques, interior stuff, etc.

There are also many restaurants, bars and coffee shops but not all are open during the day. As I was told, during the evening and at night the area gets pretty packed and I could imagine that this creates a very nice bohemian atmosphere.

Since Jo´burg does not have too many areas where you can quietly stroll around (apart from the downtown area and the shopping malls) this is certainly a neighborhood which you can consider to explore.

Visited August 2011
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Thank Norman V
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Pretoria, South Africa
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Charm of old world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Like to browse around, antique shops, coffee shops, lots of artists, actors that you will find in and around Melville. Old world charm on the side of the city.

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Thank Polfyn
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