Melville Vacations

Spend a while in Melville, which you’ll find 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the northwest of Johannesburg - Gauteng. This popular destination is approximately 14 miles (23 kilometers) from O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Many of Johannesburg - Gauteng’s key attractions are within easy reach of Melville, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. The Parkview Golf Club and Rosebank Mall are amongst the popular places to visit. Two other great attractions that are within a short distance of Melville are the Killarney Golf Club and the Dunkeld West Shopping Centre.

Melville offers some interesting museums and theaters within easy reach that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Spend a while browsing the exhibits at Museum Africa in Johannesburg and the South African Museum of Military History. See local and touring artists live on stage at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, the Joburg Theatre and the Topstar Screen and City View. The area is a great destination for lovers of art. Make sure you see the Johannesburg Art Gallery in Johannesburg.

Plan a day packed with the entire family at Radiopark Studios in Johannesburg. Take a tour of Johannesburg Zoo in Johannesburg, to experience some of the stars of the animal kingdom.

Hunt down a bargain, stock up on groceries or just window shop at nearby shopping hotspots like the Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg and the Cresta Shopping Centre.

If you are visiting without children in tow, spend some time at the SAB World of Beer in Johannesburg.

Melville is a place steeped in sporting history. Visit nearby Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, home to the Golden Lions rugby union team in spring and the Lions. When the full-time hooter blows, follow the throngs of local fans to a nearby pub or bar to either celebrate, or commiserate, depending on the score.

To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, consider booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. The Residence Boutique Hotel, the Protea Hotel Parktonian All-Suite and the Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank are just three of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.

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