Local Attractions around Melrose Place

Melrose Place Guest House is centrally situated near all main business and entertainment centres. We can arrange tours or transportation to nearby places of interest.


Places of Interest include:


Constitution Hill, Apartheid Museum and Soweto, Planetarium, Gold Reef City, War Museum and Johannesburg Zoo Origins Centre, Maropeng and The Cradle of Mankind at Sterkfontein Caves, Montecasino, and the Pieter Torien Theatre, Johannesburg Civic Theatre, Linder Auditorium and The Old Mutual Theatre on The Square at Nelson Mandela Square, Cullinan Diamond Mine, Pilanesberg National Park, Lesedi Cultural Village.


Sporting Venues in and around Melrose Place offer a huge variety of activities.  We also offer ‘Super Specials’ for cricket lovers as we are 600 metres walking distance from the main entrance of the world renowned Bidvest Wanderers Stadium and only 45 minutes drive from the Centurion Cricket Stadium in Pretoria.


Melrose Place has 6 well known golf courses within a 6 kilometre radius, Wanderers Golf Club is the closest 500 metres walking distance. Killarney Golf Course is 2 kilometres away, Houghton Golf Course and Parkview Golf Course 5 kilometres away with The Johannesburg Country Club and Riverclub 6 kilometres from Melrose.  Tee-off times can be arranged on your behalf if you wish to enjoy one of our nearby golf courses.


We have an international polo venue at nearby Inanda Club, this polo field is one of only 2 in the middle of a city in the world.


The Coca Cola Ellis Park Rugby Stadium is 20 minutes drive from Melrose Place and the huge brand new FNB Soccer City Stadium is 30 minutes drive from our venue.


Nearby Conference and Exhibition Centres:


We can organise a shuttle service to Glenhove Conference Centre (Pharmaceutical Society in Melrose) 1km, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) 1km, Melrose Arch 2km,  Sandton Convention Centre (Sandton City) 4km, Gallagher Convention and Exhibition Centre 15km (Midrand), Expo Centre (NASREC) 15km, The Dome 15km.


Major Shopping Centres include; The Rosebank Mall, The Zone of Rosebank, The Firs, Melrose Arch, Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Hyde Park, Killarney and Village Walk.


Hospitals and Clinics nearby are; The Rosebank Clinic, Donald Gordon Medical Centre, Milpark Hospital, Morningside Clinic, Sandton Clinic, The Eye Clinic in Parktown.


Schools and Universities nearby are; Kingsmead College (1km), Pridwin School (1km), Gordon Institute of Business Science/GIBS (1km), St David’s Marist Brothers (3km), Roedean (8km), St John’s College (9km), University of the Witwatersrand (10km) and Johannesburg University (10km).


Melrose News

NOS Sport TV Netherlands Hosted at Melrose Place


Testimonials and Reviews


“A wonderful, warm way to be introduced to South Africa!”
- C. Fischer,  Montreal, Canada


“Perfect hospitality. Feels like home away from home.”
S. Kumar, Mumbai, India


“Excellent! Beats the pants off any hotel stay!! Thank you!!”
- A.Wilkinson, Cape Town

“Returned after 6 yrs and was instantly recognized! What a warm welcome.”
- A&L Spargo,  Christchurch, New Zealand


“Thank you very much for your hospitality and wonderful rooms. Will most definitely be back”
W. Du Plessis, Potchefstroom, South Africa


“Perfect, we swam, sunned, relaxed. Hyva!”
- Anna, Ezra & Greg, Helsinki, Finland

“Peaceful, plush and very convenient.”
- T. Accone,  New York, USA


“Warm and welcoming ambience, Sumptuous home-cooked food. Friendly staff, Thanks!”
A&K Bhatnager, Botswana


“A green haven in the heart of Jhb. Wonderful!”
- L&B Stock, Cape Town

“Five star in every respect!”
- S&M Martinengo, Milan Italy


“Once been, never forgotten.  Truly memorable.”
- J. Bassett,
Kent, England


“We have had a wonderful relaxing time.  Definitely recommend to our friends and family. Thank you.”
- Jonathan & Julia, England

“Genuinely surprised by the high standards and professionalism. Excellent position and convenient location.”
- Joe, Tanzania


“Excellent value! Thank you.”
C. Freidman


“A place of warmth, laughter, great company and fun.What more could one want ??”
- K.Anderson, Berkshire, UK

“Highly recommended. A nature reserve in the heart of Melrose!!!”
- J. Davids, Cape Town


“A beautiful setting. Thank you for making it ‘home from home’”
- Geraldine,
Sydney, Australia


“Couldn’t have stayed in a nicer Guest House, everything excellent.”
- Bee, Brighton, England

“After 3 weeks in SA, we finally found your wonderful house and the ‘garden of eden’. Thank you so much”
- Helga, Pieter and Stephanie, Austria


“Best so far in S Africa – peaceful and enjoyable. Excellent staff and fabulously clean rooms, will return.”
- Margaret
, Libreville, Gabon


“A most delightful stay. Spacious and beautifully decorated rooms.”
- Nick and Natalie, Durban, South Africa

“We enjoyed our two week stay at Melrose Place Guest Lodge so much that we abandoned our planned two day additional stay at a Country House Hotel to remain here!”
- David & Audrey, England


“A paradise in Africa. Highly recommended.”
- Simon
, Melbourne, Australia


“Absolutely wonderful in every way. Suited us perfectly and we will definitely be back.”
- Jeremy and Louise, England

“My colleagues told me your guest house was excellent, but you exceeded our expectations, we will be back.”
- Thunstrom,  Stockholm


“A truly delightful experience. Superb hospitality, comfort and food. Thank you Sue.”
- J. Thaw
, UK


“It was such a great pleasure meeting so many people from all over the world.”
- Robert, Mauritius

“We would like to stay for always. We loved your wonderful ‘Boutique Hotel’. We will be back soon.”
- Carol and Geoff


“An oasis in the city. Stunning rooms, beautiful green gardens, felt instantly at home. Wonderful.”
- R. McGill,
Fife, Scotland


“Splendid cat, would have loved to take Sooty home with us.”
- Mike and Anne, California

“Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and accommodating all our requests. Our suite was extremely comfortable and spacious, we will recommend your home to all our friends.”
- A. van Zyl, Auckland, New Zealand


“Country Life style within a city, beautiful.”
- Marc Lindbauer,


“So pleased to find you ”
- Andre Family, Belgium

“Good to be back after 3 years – splendid expansion!! Well done to all of you at Melrose Place.  With your large expansion you have retained a very personal and private atmosphere.”
- C. Siwawa, Orapa, Botswana


“Great hospitality, it was recommended to me and I will recommend to others.”
- B. Jooze
, St Andrews, Scotland


“Excellent hospitality, nicely located for business and non-business days. Great service and friendly staff..”
- D. Heyl, Welkom, South Africa

“2nd Time here, increasingly difficult to leave.  Might stay forever next time had a great conversation with parrot!!”
- P. Schmidt, Cape Town


“Just what we wanted. We had a brilliant stay. Excellent position for the cricket,  just walked down to the stadium and walked home again. Also loved all the golf courses right on your doorstep.”
- Chris and Finny,
Sussex UK


“What a fantastic place in my favorite city – thanks for letting us convert your beautiful garden into a film set!!”
- J. Rubin, Cambridge, MA USA, National Geographic Film & TV

“Wonderful spot in the heart of Joburg, thanks for the hospitality. Best breakfast.”
- K. White, London


“We really couldn’t have found anywhere nicer on our travels. Such wonderful hospitality. Thank you so much for the personal attention, fantastic company and lovely rooms.”
- Pete and Sarah
, Bath UK


“We enjoyed the beauty, the calm and the charm of your place. We felt very much at home.”
- S. Craen, Marseille, France

“Whoever coined the phrase ‘home away from home’ had Melrose Place in mind.”
- Richard, University of Swaziland


“Dinner was special, lovely idea to get your guests to interact and socialize.”
Rudi, The Netherlands


“We have enjoyed our stay here enormously from the friendly welcome on the very first day to the last. Nourished and cherished is how we feel.”
- Angela and Robert, Herts, England

“We could thoroughly relax from our long flight in this beautiful setting, slept like a log on your comfy beds.”
- Tina and Gerard, Italy


“Very very pleased.  Wonderful swimming pool”
- Chris Anderson
, Ilford, Essex


“Correct!! 100% Correct!! You have found the magic formula and are doing it all just right...”
- Howard, BBC World Service




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