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Property in Melville, Gauteng

Melville is one of Johannesburg’s most cosmopolitan villages with small rolling hills, city views, vibrant trendy streets, unique shops, pavement cafes and a lively nightlife.


Melville is an older suburb of Johannesburg situated a few kilometres to the northeast of the city centre and just west of Braamfontein. It is unique in terms of both its ambience and its properties. Melville has become a chic, convenient place to live in close proximity to amenities, universities and schools. The suburb has many charming old houses on narrow streets, some of which date back to the 19th century and early 1920s. The homes have been restored and many have retained their distinctive wooden floors, pressed ceilings and historic architectural features.


In 1896, the suburb was named after land surveyor Edward Melville. In the public sale notice, the suburb was described as a "picturesque and healthy spot in the vicinity of Johannesburg with a magnificent view of the wooded country to the north with the blue Pretoria ranges stretching like lines of steel against the horizon".


In the earlier part of the next century, Melville became a working class suburb but expanded rapidly and became fashionable when the South African Broadcasting Company (SABC) moved from the Johannesburg CBD to nearby Auckland Park. Melville and Auckland Park have attracted many creative residents and the suburbs are well known as the home of some of South Africa's finest artists, actors, musicians and writers.


Melville is also well known for its distinctive shops, multicultural restaurants and its many pubs, clubs and music venues. It has become a unique cultural oasis and its vibrant atmosphere is popular throughout the week but especially on weekends. Many professional, creative and academic people frequent Melville and students from the nearby universities enjoy the suburb’s unique offerings. Melville is next door to the Rand Afrikaans University and houses many of its students. Melville is also is only a few blocks from Wits University Campus and within easy reach of Emmarentia Dam and sailing club.


The main streets, particularly the bohemian Seventh Street (which was the setting and title of a local TV drama), include a diverse range of bookshops, unusual boutiques and antique dealers. Melville and Auckland Park also have a number of interesting art galleries.


The 80-hectare Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is a treasured local attraction with varied flora and fauna and Iron Age relics. It is a National Heritage Site as its geology goes back three billion years and it is the last conserved remnant of Johannesburg's ridges as they were before the discovery of gold in 1886. The reserve is situated just north of the suburb and consists of an extensive area of typical highveld vegetation. Melville Koppies also carries some eighty percent of the flora species recorded in the Witwatersrand area and more than 150 species of birds have been identified in the reserve.


The site has archaeological artefacts from Stone and Iron Age settlements, including iron furnaces - the main archaeological site dates back 100,000 years. The remains of dry stone walling, indicating permanent settlements, are also evident at Melville Koppies.


Melville’s neighbouring suburbs include Auckland Park, Emmarentia, Parktown, Richmond, Rossmore, Westcliff and Westdene. The suburb has a good mix of residential and commercial properties, houses in different price ranges, apartments and guesthouses. Melville is also a well-known guesthouse area that continues to grow in popularity especially with foreign tourists.


Melville is easily accessible from Johannesburg’s major highways with easy access to the M1 and it is only 30 minutes away from South Africa’s biggest airport, OR Tambo International.


Melville property is an excellent investment especially for people who work or study in or near the suburb. Everything that a resident could possibly require is within easy reach of Melville. Seeff Properties Randburg has a wide range of sale or rental properties in this highly sought after trendy area – with a good selection of Melville houses and freehold or sectional title apartments, townhouses and guesthouses.



Western Cape

Airport Road
Albertinia
Amanda Glen
Arabella
Atlantic Seaboard / Green Point
Atlantic Seaboard / Sea Point
Atlantic Seaboard Commercial
Bakoven
Bantry Bay
Baron's View
Barrydale
Beachy Head
Beaufort West
Bellville / Cape Town North
Berg River
Bergvliet
Betty's Bay
Bishopscourt
Blaauwberg / Tableview
Blommendal
Blomtuin
Bo Kaap
Boland / Winelands Agriculture Commercial
Bonnievale
Boschenmeer
Boschenmeer Winelands Estate
Bothasig
Botriver
Brackenfell
Brackenridge
Bredasdorp / Arniston
Burgundy Estate
Caledon
Calitzdorp
Camps Bay
Cape Town
Cape Town CBD
Cape Town City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
Cape Town Southern Suburbs / Constantia
Central Beach
Century city
Ceres
Chantecler
Claremont - Lynfrae
Claremont Upper
Clifton
Clovelly
De Tijger
De Waterkant
Devils Peak / High Cape
Durbanville
Durbanville Hills
Edgemead
Elands Bay
Eversdal
Fernkloof Estate
Fish Hoek
Fisherhaven
Flamingo Vlei
Franschhoek
franskraal
Fresnaye
Gansbaai
Gardens / Oranjezicht
Goodwood
Goose Valley Golf Estate
Gordons bay
Gouritsmond
Grabouw
Greyton
Grotto Bay
Guesthouses for Sale
Harfield
Heidelberg
Hemel And Aarde Estate
Hermanus
Hermanus Heights
Heuwelkruin
Higgovale
Highlands Estate
Hout Bay / Llandudno
Imhoff's gift
Infanta/Malgas
Jakkalsfontein
Jongensfontein
Kenridge
Keurbooms River
Kleinmond
Knysna
Knysna Heights
Kommetjie
Koringberg
Kraaifontein
Kwaaiwater
La Rochelle
Ladismith
Lamberts Bay
Langebaan
Lookout Beach
Lower Robberg
Malmesbury
Mariners Village
Meadowridge
Milnerton
Misty Cliffs
Montagu
Mossel Bay
Mouille Point
Muizenberg
Napier
Nature's Valley
Newlands
Noordhoek / Long Beach
North Western Suburb
Oakglen
Observatory
Onrus
Oudtshoorn
Paarl
Paarl Commercial
Parklands (Table View)
Paternoster
Pearly Beach
Perlemoenbaai
Pezula
Piesang Valley
Pinelands
Plettenberg Bay CBD Real Estate
Plumstead
Poortjies
Prince Albert
Pringle Bay
Residential Rentals Hout Bay
River Club
Riversdale
Riviersonderend
Robberg Beach End
Robertson
Rondebosch
Rooi Els
Rosebank
Royal Ascot
Saldanha Bay
Sandbaai
Scarborough
Schoongezicht Country Estate
Schotschekloof
Seaside Longships
Sedgefield
Shelley Point & St Helena Bay
Simonstown
Solar Beach Plettenberg Bay
Somerset West
St. James
Stellenbosch / Boland
Stellenbosch Commercial
Stilbaai / Jongensfontein
Strand
Struisbaai / L'Agulhas
Sun Valley
Sunningdale
Sunset Beach
Swellendam / Barrydale / Heidelberg
The Crags
The Glen
The Heads
The Island
The Riebeek Valley
The Tides
The Village
Thesen Islands
Three Anchor Bay
Tokai
Tsitsikamma
Tulbagh
Turtle Creek
Twin Rivers
Tygervalley
Uniondale
Upper Kenilworth
Upper Main Street
Upper Robberg
V & A Waterfront
Val de Vie
Velddrif
Vermont
Vierlanden
Villiersdorp
Voelklip
Vredehoek
Vredekloof
Vredenburg
Vygeboom
Waterclub
Welgemoed
Wellington
West Beach
West Coast
West Coast Commercial
Westcliff
Western Cape
Western Seaboard
Whale Rock
Whale Rock Ridge
Witsand
Wittedrift
Worcester
Wynberg
Yzerfontein
Zevenwacht


Gauteng

Alberton
Alphen Park
Amberfield
Atholl
Atlasville
Auckland Park
Bardene
Bartlett
Bedfordview
Benmore Gardens
Benoni
Berario
Beverely Gardens
Beyers Park
Blairgowrie
Blue Valley Golf Estate
Bordeaux
Boskruin
Brackendowns
Brackenhurst
Brakpan
Brixton
Bronberrick - Centurion
Bronkhorstspruit
Brooklands Lifestyle Estate - Centurion
Bryanston
Candlewoods Country Estate - Centurion
Castleview
Centurion
Centurion Golf Estate
Cinderella
Clearwater Estate
Clubview
Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate - Centurion
Cornwall Hill Country Estate
Craigavon
Craighall
Cresta
Crystal Park
Cullinan
Dainfern
Darrenwood
Dawn Park
Denlee
Die Hoewes - Centurion
Dinwiddie
Doringkloof - Centurion
Douglasdale
Eco Park Estate - Centurion
Edenvale
Edenvale - Bedfordview - Commercial
Eldoraigne
Emmarentia
Erand Gardens
Everleigh
Fairland
Fairleads Agricultural Holdings
Farrarmere
Featherbrooke Estate
Ferndale
Fontainebleau
Fourways
Garsfontein
Garsfontein Ext
Gauteng
Germiston
Glenvista
Greenside
Groenkloof
Hennopspark - Centurion
Heritage Hill Estate - Centurion
Heuweloord - Centurion
Highlands North
Highveld
Honeydew
Houghton Estate
Hurlingham
Hurlingham Manor
Hyde Park
Illovo
Impala Park
Inanda
Irene
Irene Farm Villages
Jacaranda
Johannesburg
Johannesburg South
Kempton Park
Killarney
Klerksdorp
Kloofsig - Centurion
Kosmosdal - Centurion
Krugersdorp
Kyalami
Lambton
Leeuwenhof
Libradene
Linden
Lombardy
Lonehill
Lynnwood
Lyttelton - Centurion
Mackenzie Park
Magaliesburg
Malanshof
Marlands
Mayberry Park
Melrose
Melville
Meyersdal
Meyersdal
Midfield Estate
Midlands Estate
Midrand Estate
Midstream Estate
Modderfontein
Mooikloof
Morningside
Noordwyk
North Riding
Northcliff
Northmead
Norwood
Oaklands
Olivedale
Orange Grove
Parkdene
Parkhill Gardens
Parkhurst
Parkmore
Parkrand
Parkview
Parkwood
Paulshof
Pierre Van Ryneveld
Pinehaven
Pretoria
Primrose
Randburg
Randpark
Raslouw - Centurion
Ravenswood
Riverclub
Rivonia
Robin Acres
Robin Hills
Robindale
Rooihuiskraal North - Centurion
Rosebank
Sandown
Sandton
Sharonlea
Silver Lakes
Silver Stream
Six Fountains
Solheim
Southdowns Estate
Soweto
Springs
Springs
Stone Ridge Estate
Strathavon
Sunninghill
Sunnyridge
Sunnyrock
Sunward Park
Symhurst
Tenth Lane Estate (Irene Country Club) - Centurion
Thatchfield
The Reeds - Centurion
Valhalla - Centurion
Van der Bijl Park
Van Dyk Park
Vereeniging
Vorna Valley
Weltevreden
Wendywood
West Rand
Westdene
Westdene
Wierda Glen Estate - Centurion
Wierda Park - Centurion
Willow Acres
Willow Park Manor
Windmill Park
Windsor
Witfield
Woodhill
Wynchwood
Zwartkop
Zwartkop Golf Estate - Centurion


Eastern Cape

Aberdeen - Eastern Cape
Alexandria
Aliwal North
Aston Bay
Bathurst
Blanco
Boknesstrand
Burgersdorp
Bushmansriviermond
Cannon Rocks
Cradock
East London
Eastern Cape / Garden Route
George
Graaff-Reinet
Great Brak River
Humansdorp
Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay Central
Kenton on Sea
Kleinemonde
Middelburg
Paradise Beach
Port Alfred
Port Elizabeth
Somerset East
St Francis Bay
Wavecrest


Free State

Bethulie
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein CBD
Clarens
Fouriesburg
Ladybrand
Orange Free State
Parys
Petrusburg
Universitas


Kwazulu Natal

Amanzimtoti
Amanzimtoti Central
Astra Park
Athlone Park
Bellair
Berea
Bluff
Blythedale Beach
Blythedale Coastal Resort
Chaka's Rock
Chatsworth
Clairwood
Dolphin Coast - Ballito
Doon Heights
Doonside
Drakensberg
Drummond
Durban
Durban North
Durban Point
Empangeni
Ezimbokodweni
Gillitts
Glenwood
Hibberdene
Hillary
Hillcrest
Illovo Beach
Illovo Glen
Illovo North
Illovo South
Isipingo
Isipingo Beach
Isipingo Rail
Karridene
Kingsburgh
Kloof
KwaZulu-Natal
La Mercy
Lotus Park
Margate
Marina Beach / Trafalgar / Port Edward
Mid Illovo
Morningside
Musgrave
Newcastle
Nottingham
Orient Hills
Panorama Park
Pennington
Pietermaritzburg
Pinetown
Port Edward / Trafalgar
Port Shepstone
Prospecton
Queensburgh
Richards Bay
Salt Rock
Scottburgh
Sea View
Shulton Park
Simbithi Eco Estate
St Winifreds
The Point
Tongaat
Umbilo
Umbogintwini
Umhlali
Umhlanga Rocks
Umkomaas
Upper Highway
Uvongo
Warner Beach
Waterfall
Westbrook
Westville
Zimbali Coatal Resort
Zinkwazi


Limpopo

Bela Bela
Limpopo Province
Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
Nylstroom
Phalaborwa Property
Polokwane
Sondela
Thabazimbi
Tzaneen
Welgevonden


Mpumalanga

Aerorand
Bethal
Clubville
Dennesig
Extension 18
Golfsig
Kanonkop
Kranspoort
Mhluzi
Middelburg
Middelburg South
Mineralia
Mpumalanga
Nelspruit
Roberts Estate
Secunda
Witbank


Northern Cape

Calvinia
Carnarvon
Colesberg
Danielskuil
De Aar
Douglas
Fraserburg
Hanover
Hopetown
Kathu
Kimberley
Kuruman
Loxton
Northern Cape
Olifantshoek - Northern Cape
Orania - Northern Cape
Philipstown
Port Nolloth
Prieska
Springbok / Namaqualand
Upington
Victoria-West
Vosburg


North West

Birdwood
Brits
Caribbean Beach Club
Hartbeespoort / Brits
North West
Pecanwood
Pecanwood Estate
Potchefstroom
Rustenburg
Xanadu


Other Areas

Botswana
Eigentum in Südafrika
Eldoglen Estate
Gaborone
Harare
International Properties, Buyers, and Currency Exchange
Irene Glen Estate
Irene View Estate
Mauritius
Namibia
Rietvlei Heights Estate - Centurion
Rietvlei Ridge Estate - Centurion
Rooihuiskraal - Centurion
Seeff Fractional (or Joint) Ownership
Silver Stone Estate - Centurion
Silver Wood Estate - Centurion
South Africa
Swakopmund
Thornfield Estate - Centurion
Valley View Estate - Centurion
Windhoek
Zimbabwe