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.
Kate Rogan's Love Books lives up to its name. The selection of books - general fiction and non-fiction as well as a great selection of South African titles - displayed exhibits thoughtful and considered choices, award-winning books, books people are or s
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
Stocked by a collective of South African designers, mostly based in Cape Town, this fresh shopping destination is a white cube space on a Melville corner. Offering locally designed fashion labels, accessories and jewellery, each of Convoy’s labels is uni
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