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The suburb of Melrose in the city of Johannesburg is an exclusive area that has old money turn-of the-20th century homes interspersed with modern architectural creations, all hidden behind high walls. Melrose is surrounded by parks... Show more

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The suburb of Melrose in the city of Johannesburg is an exclusive area that has old money turn-of the-20th century homes interspersed with modern architectural creations, all hidden behind high walls. Melrose is surrounded by parks, sports fields, and country clubs and adjoins the vibrant Rosebank suburb, popular for its nightlife and café culture. Melrose sits along the spine of Johannesburg’s main road network linking the city with the Sandton business district and Pretoria, South Africa’s capital.

Once a quiet, leafy suburb, Melrose was awoken from its slumber by the construction of Melrose Arch in 2007, an ongoing project designed as a multi-functional urban space. This vast pedestrian-friendly centre is now the hub of after-hour business gatherings and enjoyed by locals partying or eating out at this safe venue.

One of Johannesburg's oldest independent schools is located in Melrose and the Gautrain (high speed rail service) stops here.

Melrose properties are large with established gardens and trees lining the streets, and when Johannesburg’s hectic lifestyle overwhelms, Melrose becomes a peaceful refuge. 

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Melrose

1. Visit the trendy Melrose Arch to indulge in acres of retail and enjoy a meal on the piazza bursting with cafés and restaurants. The centre has plentiful parking. For the oniomaniac in all of us, the Sandton Shopping Centre and nearby Rosebank Mall has more shopping options.

2. The 10ha Melrose Wild Bird Sanctuary in James and Ethel Gray Park has a bird hide to view the wading birds inhabiting the reeds surrounding the dam. Over 100 bird species have been recorded here.

3. Acrobranch Melrose at the James and Ethel Gray Park offers fun and challenging obstacle courses for both parents and children. Obstacle courses include a big swing and ziplining ranging from 20m ziplines, 3m above the ground, to the mammoth 200m zipline, 9m above the treetops.

4. The prestigious... Show more