Shopping and Leisure Walk in Melville, Johannesburg

Shopping and Leisure Walk in Melville (Self Guided), Johannesburg

Melville, situated to the west of Johannesburg, is a somewhat haphazard mixture of family homes and bedsits, shops and galleries, sidewalk cafes and top-class restaurants. This combination gives it an almost village-like air and it is a lively, trendy area to visit. You can spend happy hours searching for bargains in the many antique shops, browse the secondhand book stores and the clothes shops.

Why not enjoy a coffee and watch the expressions on the faces of clients coming out of the body-piercing parlors! Dine in one of the restaurants – a stroll along the main streets is a mouth-watering experience, with the menu boards offering a wealth of different culinary experiences.

Don’t miss a visit to the incredible Melville Koppies, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated above the suburb. This nature reserve boasts the last original ridge of Johannesburg, dating back over 3 billion years and untouched by the 19th century gold rush that changed the surrounding countryside forever. In this beautiful park you will see an amazing collection of different bird species and plants. Tour the Stone and Iron Age archaeological sites. The ridge offers stunning views of the city so it is a great place to take photos.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Shopping and Leisure Walk in Melville Map

Guide Name: Shopping and Leisure Walk in Melville
Guide Location: South Africa » Johannesburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: Linda
2nd Avenue, Melpark Primary School

3) 2nd Avenue, Melpark Primary School

4th Avenue, Bambanani

6) 4th Avenue, Bambanani

Melville Heritage Baptiste Church

8) Melville Heritage Baptiste Church

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