Melrose Arch is a stylish urban precinct in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, conveniently situated between Rosebank and Sandton. Choose a classy apartment, work in a state-of-the-art office, buy at over 140 shops, meander through the open-air Piazza and Square, or sit at a sidewalk café and just watch the world go by.

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Safety is paramount at Melrose Arch with 24-hour security and CCTV surveillance.

Melrose Arch is a stylish but unpretentious urban precinct conveniently close to both the Sandton and Rosebank suburbs.

One of its greatest attractions is its open-air environment, centred on the Piazza and Square, where you can walk, shop or dine whilst taking advantage of Johannesburg's year-round sunny climate.

Locals are snapping up the lofts, penthouses and apartments in this classy urban precinct that also offers plenty of outdoor space, restaurants, cafés, shops, offices and lock-up cosmopolitan living.

Some of South Africa’s most iconic department stores make their home under an award-winning glass dome, including Woolworths and the flagship store of Edgars, plus international high-street boutiques showcasing the latest European and transatlantic fashion trends.

Johannesburg's sunny, dry weather is ideal for the numerous sidewalk cafés at Melrose Arch, where it’s possible to sip a coffee, grab a quick bite or have a leisurely meal – often under the stars.

If you need to burn off some of those recently acquired calories then sweat it out at the well-equipped, finely appointed Virgin Active Classic gym. Or just amble round the pedestrian-friendly curved streets, Piazza or Square, all safe to walk in by day or night.

If you'd like to stay overnight, or longer, then the innovatively designed African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, with a complimentary Gautrain shuttle, is a perfect choice.

The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch offers old Hollywood-style glamour as well as excellent conference facilities. Try a gourmet milkshake or a speciality cocktail in the bar, or tickle your taste buds at their Deli on High Street.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Melrose Arch
Tel: +27 (0)11 684 0099

How to get here

Take the Gautrain from OR Tambo International Airport to Rosebank and then a taxi to Melrose Arch. If you’re driving, Melrose Arch is adjacent to the M1 freeway.

Best time to visit

Any time of year, although if you want to take full advantage of those open-air cafés and restaurants, spring and summer are best.

Get around

On foot.

Where to stay

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel or the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch.

What to eat

Anything and everything from hamburgers to fine dining.

Best buys

Shops, boutiques and stores for everyone and everything.