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Melrose Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Melrose

  • Located between Birdhaven, Rosebank and Hyde Park, Melrose is officially considered a suburb of Sandton
  • Melrose encompasses three areas – Melrose Arch, Melrose Estate and Melrose North
  • Melrose has an enviable location close to Wanderer's Cricket Stadium, Sandton City and the Bohemian neighbourhood of Norwood
  • Nearby attractions include the Johannesburg Zoo
  • The Melrose Arch precinct boasts an impressive collection of restaurants, shops, offices and residential spaces that spill out onto trendy squares and sidewalks
  • Wanderers Golf Club

Distance to Airport: 24 km

Distance to City: 10 km

Introducing Melrose

Stationed squarely between Birdhaven, Rosebank and Hyde Park, Melrose is officially considered a suburb of Sandton. It encompasses three areas – Melrose Arch, Melrose Estate and Melrose North – the latter being the least affected by the urban sprawl of cluster living developments that have taken over much of Johannesburg's northern suburbs.

Melrose has an enviable location close to Wanderer's Cricket Stadium, Sandton City and the Bohemian neighbourhood of Norwood, with other attractions, such as Johannesburg Zoo, just a short drive away. The Melrose Arch precinct boasts an impressive collection of restaurants, shops, offices and residential spaces that spill out onto trendy squares and sidewalks.

Best Kept Secret

James and Ethel Gray Park

A tranquil little park sandwiched between the suburbs of Birdhaven and Melrose North, and the M1. A recent R5-million upgrade includes new ablution facilities and walkways that meander through manicured lawns and indigenous gardens. The Melrose Bird Sanctuary and a Polish war memorial (the Katyn Forest Memorial) can be found here. Atholl Oaklands Road, Abbotsford.

Getting there

To reach Melrose from the airport, follow the R24 to Johannesburg. At Gillooly's Interchange, take the N3 northbound to Pretoria. At the Sandton Buccleuch Interchange, follow the M1 south and take the M30 Corlett Drive exit. Melrose is approximately 30min from O.R. Tambo International Airport, 5min from Sandton City and 10min from the Johannesburg City Centre.

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