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“Past its sell by date”
Review of Melville

Melville
Ranked #19 of 174 things to do in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Past its sell by date”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

What a pity. Melville was once a delightful strip of eateries with a great bohemian atmosphere, but is now nothing more than a dirty street filled with hustlers and sub-par, desperate "restaurants".

Visited April 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Good night clubs and antique stores”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

The unviversity crowd love Melville, but parking can be a nightmare. Care should be taken in the clubs with drinks since spiking is a feature we have experienced.

Visited June 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“Safe place to stay”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Ive been staying in Melville for a couple of weeks as Im in Joburg for work. I find it quite safe and easy to walk the streets. There are a heap of reasonably priced guesthouses, heaps of good restaurants with plenty of variety. If your looking for a relaxing place to stay in Joburg, this is it.

Visited October 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“A good street”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

ONE STOP ENTERTAINMENT STREET- be sure to visit Cat's Pyjama's. You can also get massages at the Ancient Healthcare outlet.

Visited August 2012
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Thank ABoodoo
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South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great suburb”
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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