Melville (JHB) Accommodation

Melville is one of the most vibrant suburbs in Gauteng's capital, Johannesburg. It was proclaimed by a land surveyor, Edward Harker Vincent Melville in October 1896. At the time it was touted as having a glorious view of the wooded landscape to the north of the (then much smaller) city and the mountains in Pretoria. These days however, Melville is a decidedly more urban area, and one of Johannesburg's most cosmopolitan at that.

It is located in Joburg's northern suburbs, within close proximity to the main campus of the University of Johannesburg (in Auckland Park), which accounts for much of Melville's patronage. It is an old suburb with a young heart, full of clubs and bars, appealing to the student crowd and young, professionals. It is also one of the epicentres of the city's gay scene.

Melville, in all its bohemian goodness, is often lauded as Joburg's cultural heart too. It is here you will find Joburg's much-talked about second-hand book stores, overflowing antiques stores and myriad restaurants and coffee shops which line the streets. Melville, along with Parkhurst and Greenside, is unique among Joburg's suburbs for having a street-café culture, unlike the rest of the city where eateries are all safely tucked away within the confines of shopping malls.

Mellville is also famous for the Melville Koppies, which constitute a nature reserve. The reserve not only boasts great views over the city and a bit of open space for trail running and dog walking, but some interesting archaeological sites too, which include remnants of the stone and iron ages.

If Melville isn't great enough on its own, add tourists to the mix of young vibey locals and you'll have a sense of what a dynamic, interesting and appealing little area it is.

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Situated in the picturesque village of Melville in Johannesburg. Highly recommended by all that visit us for our fabulous breakfast, our tastefully decorated rooms and our warm hospitality. We go out... Read More

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22 on ayr is a comfortable, convenient self catering guesthouse in Meldene - on the edge of Melville, Johannesburg. We are within very short walking distance of shops, banks, restaurants, medical and ... Read More

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This highly recommended and trendy establishment with its 7 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms offers business and holiday makers a warm, friendly and comfortable home from home. Walking distan... Read More

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Somewhere between the pages of a design magazine and a family home from childhood you'll find The Hillside House. Patiently restored and imaginatively designed, this most special guest house offers th... Read More

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Description: This splendid new guest house, destined to become the Jewel of Melville, offers a unique combination of old world charm and modern facilities. The beautifully restored spacious roo... Read More

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Life on 3rd is a stylish guesthouse located in a leafy and tranquil corner of the cosmopolitan village of Melville in the heart of the Johannesburg Metropolitan area, South Africa. It is a sophisticat... Read More

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The Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse is established right in the heart of trendy Melville, in Johannesburg. Situated at the corner of 7th Street and 3rd Avenue Melville it is right on the doorstep of the best ... Read More

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Saffron Guesthouse is located in 7th street, the heart of trendy Melville, close to Johannesburg CBD, the SABC, Media 24, Wits, the University of Johannesburg, Milpark hospital, Capitol hill and Melro... Read More

From R448 pps


A light, white, open-plan space, motel mi pi chi is the ideal little sanctum to retreat to after a day of Johannesburg frenzy. The motel is the lovechild of Nicky rofail, whose humour and poppy inv... Read More

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33 on First Guesthouse is located in 1st Avenue close to Main Road in Melville. Whether you are here on vacation or on a business trip, you are going to enjoy the attention to detail of old fashione... Read More

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Melville (JHB)
Awesome...lots to do!
- Crystal Hackett

Melville (JHB)
FANTASTIC, FRIENDLY AREA WITH THE BEST FOOD- really enjoyed exploring everything Melville had to offer and felt very safe the whole time! :)
- JENNY MARINELLI

Melville (JHB)
Off the charts! Had so much fun
- Phiwe Zuma

Melville (JHB)
The surroundings are nice and seem to be secure
- Sukhpal Ahluwalia

Melville (JHB)
Melville is really vibrant and funky
- Brian Ford