Looking out over the Melville Koppies is the little Bamboo Centre which includes a cafe and restaurant, independent bookstore and South African designer boutique. Meanwhile over on 4th Avenue a disused park has become the innovative 27 Boxes, a boutique shopping centre made from shipping containers that houses a great range of exciting local fashion and design boutiques, a wide choice of cafes and food stalls and a purpose-built open-air amphitheatre and children's playground.
A former 1930s industrial complex transformed into a boutique shopping destination, 44 Stanley offers a great selection of designer clothing stores, cafes and coffee shops spread across a series of pretty interlinked courtyards. Explore the shops, grab a
Geraldine Fenn and Eric Loubser's exquisitely curated jewellery gallery Tinsel showcases unique contemporary pieces as well as locally-made work by other South African top designers. Fenn and Loubser are champions of contemporary jewellery design in
Once the site of the historic Rand Steam Laundries, this unusual boutique shopping centre, opened in 2019, pays homage to its unique heritage. In the early 20th Century Rand Steam was an industrial-scale laundry complex that traced its history back to Jo
Joburg's original independent cinema, The Bioscope is devoted to bringing the latest in arthouse, indie, documentary and African films to the South African big screen. Regular events include the French film night Le Movie Club, the Spanish language No
This charming guesthouse in the heart of Melville is named for the distinctive turret structure that dominates the front entrance to the building. The house is a local landmark and one of the oldest homes in the suburb, having been built in 1906. Located