Voted South Africa’s Best Place to See and Be Seen for nine years straight, the precinct offers an unrivaled lifestyle unlike any other mixed-use development in South Africa. Enclosed within the Melrose Arch precinct, everything you could possibly need is truly at your fingertips - from the best in fashion and apparel to luxury apartments, restaurants, hotels, boutiques, medical suites, or anything in between; all are available right here, within walking distance.
Situated at the Melrose Boulevard entrance from Corlett Drive, Bentley Melrose Arch boasts 100 extraordinary years of British motor engineering. Hand-built at Crewe in Cheshire and shipped to the Melrose Arch showroom, visitors can expect to feast their eyes on a range of Bentley's GTs, SUVs and convertibles.
Details: 010 020 4000 | Corner Corlett Dr & Melrose Blvd | johannesburg.bentleymotors.com
Feel like doing a little bit of luxury vehicle shopping at Melrose Arch? Say no more! Rev into the lap of luxury with Africa's premium car dealership. Opened in 2005, Daytona has risen in the South African car industry to become an asset. Their vision is to reinforce their position as the preferred supplier of high-end luxury vehicles to the South African market by offering class-leading vehicle brands. Daytona is also home to McLaren and Pagani South Africa. Visit them at the base of One on Whiteley and experience the world of super and hypercars like never before.
Motorcycle building legends, Indian Motorcycle, set up their first official retail store at Melrose Arch at the beginning of 2018 and has grown from strength to strength ever since. Petrol heads and Indian Motorcycle fanatics can expect to see Indian Scouts, Chiefs, and Springfields parked in full force. The store also stocks Indian Motorcycle retail items such as riding gear, jackets, helmets, shirts, and more.
Zip through Joburg traffic on the back of a nippy Vespa scooter. To get your fill, head to the Melrose Arch branch, which can be found near the top of The High Street. Vespa Melrose Arch doubles as a dealership and a lifestyle and retail store for followers of the best-known scooter brand in the world. Vespa Melrose Arch recently added the Vespa Elettrica, the Italian manufacturer's first fully electric scooter. Other models on display include the iconic 946, Yacht Club and Notte to name a few.
Details: 011 684 1010 | 15 The High Street |www.vespa.co.za
Want to do a bit of retail shopping at Melrose Arch? We've got you covered. Specialising in high quality, style-conscious design, Aldo has grown into a the go-to brand for every season. The latest collection of flatforms, heels and sandals will have you covered from meetings to meet-ups.
Far from your ordinary shoe store, Castelo is somewhat of a wild child and a rebel announcing flair in every step. Castelo is the official stockist for the international trendsetting brands Just Cavalli and Philipp Pein. If you are going to be bold, be very bold with shoes fit for a night on the town.
Founded as a family business in 1967, Elegance Jewellers is considered one of the country's leading fine jewelry merchants, offering the most coveted jewels and exclusive Swiss watch brands. Their impeccable service and a stylish shopping environment are ideal for the urban Johannesburg consumer. Offering a curated collection of the best local and international design which showcase global brands including Blancpain, Breguet, and Cartier to name a few.
More than a luggage store, Frasers is a destination that affords its customers a unique space in which to select from the top fashion and travel brands in the world. Frasers Melrose Arch is Johannesburg's leading specialist retailer of quality branded luggage and leather goods. Home to over 60 select brands, Frasers offers its customers exceptional local and international travel and lifestyle ranges. Brands include such fashion heavyweights as Pringle, Longchamp, and Guess, as well as leading luggage brands Delsey, Tumi, Travelite, Samsonite, and Cellini.
A passion for quality leather shoes with an artistic flair is what makes Freequency a specialist store. With expertise in high-end imported shoes, bags, and accessories for men and women, Freequency is a popular rendezvous for folks with an eye for good footwear. The store also stocks vegan footwear for both men and women, aiding you in making the right decision to reach the look you're going for. Now, how's that for shopping at Melrose Arch?
BOSS Orange jeans have stood the test of time. Head to their Melrose Arch store and shop all women's jeans, high-rise and high-waisted jeans, jean jackets, denim shorts, skinny jeans, cropped jeans, and more.
From Australia with love and with its pulse on European fashion, Forever New strives to stick to its namesake - staying new forever. Thanks to Forever New, versatile denim is here to stay and they've got just the classic staples your wardrobe needs. Update your look with the double-denim trend by donning classic denim pants and top combination, or add a playful twist with a denim skirt and throw a denim jacket in the mix.
Now, this is what we call shopping at Melrose Arch! Ledikana has been one of the leading names in contemporary African chic for the last eight years, offering beautiful ready-to-wear African clothing that’s loved by celebrities and fashionistas alike. Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, all locally made and culturally inspired, is available in their Melrose Arch store, as are corporate gifts and accessories.
Nicci is a boutique quite unlike any other. Voted “Best Fashion Boutique” in the Leisure Options Readers’ Choice Awards for 14 years running, Nicci has become synonymous with up-to-the-minute contemporary women's fashion, hand-selected from the style capitals of the world. Nicci delivers a fashion-forward boutique experience with excitement and innovation always at the forefront.
Previously known as 7 For All Mankind, the Denim Bar breathes new life into cult classic attire. The Denim Bar collection features streamlined silhouettes and luxe fabrics in tonal indigo shades, which bring a modern attitude to their nostalgic denim styles built to last.
Truworths is one of South Africa's foremost fashion retailers, with over 728 stores in South Africa and 49 in the rest of Africa. Truworths offers a confident collection of fashion-forward leisurewear, formal wear, glamour wear, lingerie, jewellery, shoes, and accessories designed for the modern woman.
Do you need to take a break while shopping at Melrose Arch? We've got something special for you then! Reflecting an ambiance of professionalism and luxury, Camelot Spa Melrose Arch epitomises a tranquil oasis as an escape from the city. Along with a dedicated pedicure lounge and nail suite, the spa's five treatment rooms provide a refuge of seclusion when enjoying treatments. Camelot Spa offers treatments such as massage therapy, specialised skin treatment, and body therapy.
With their scissors sharpened and store sanitised, Carlton Hair Melrose Arch is back in the saddle and ready to have you looking like a million bucks again! Carlton hair also offers nail treatments and stocks a long list of professional salon products. Call them today to make an appointment with the best in the business.
Gents, it's time to get you back to looking flashy - we know just the dude to get you there! The Sorbet Man barber is a cool cutting bloke armed with panache and the know-how to make you look your best. At Sorbet Man, they take their cuts and shaves seriously, with only the finest products on their shelves to ensure the greatest attention to detail. The barbershop menu extends from treatments and shaves to colour treatments, with a whole lot of style to choose from. Book your appointment today and enjoy a cup of coffee as you get trimmed to your heart's desire.
Let's go flower shopping at Melrose Arch! Situated in the lower galleria, the Melrose Arch Flower Market is your one-stop gift and flower shop. From imported sweets and chocolates to beautiful bouquets and arrangements, they have what you need. The Melrose Arch Flower Market also sponsored the delightful flowers used in these photos.
Not content with being just another bottle store, Norman Goodfellows has for the past four decades been providing its customers with the top-quality wine, spirits, malts, soft drinks, party services, and gifts. The store's relentless focus on extraordinary service levels, attention to detail, and personal interaction with its clientele have garnered Norman Goodfellows a reputation as Joburg's finest wine and spirits merchant.
Passionate about African culture and traditions, the Melrose Gallery has become a home in which artists, collectors and the public gather as a community to present and celebrate their stories, lives and creative practices in contemporary ways. The Melrose Gallery hosts a programme of solo and group exhibitions each year with well-attended openings that are a highlight of the South African arts calendar.
A great way to burn those extra calories is to peddle your way towards a new you. Stripping intimidation from road and off-road cycling, Arch Cycles has created a homely environment in their store on Whiteley Road. Whether you are a newcomer or seasoned cyclist, Arch Cycles offers industry insight with a smile. The Melrose Arch flagship store specialises in Trek bicycles, riding gear, and equipment. Arch Cycles also service and stock other brands. Why not add cycling outside of the gym to your routine? Kick-off your new journey with Arch Cycles.
Need to do some sports shopping at Melrose Arch? Positioned as a premier sportswear destination, Totalsports Melrose Arch offers a wide range of sportswear ensured to bring out the best in you. Whether you're looking for road or track running shoes or that perfect pair of swimming trunks and goggles, Totalsports Melrose Arch will have what you're looking for. Located on the upper galleria, Totalsports Melrose Arch is staffed with professionals who can assist you whether you're starting out or are a seasoned sportsperson.
One of South Africa's leading retailers, Woolworths is a proud anchor tenant of Melrose Arch. Taking up three stories of floor space, the store brags with a home and decor department, clothing, a Woolworths Food and Woolworths Cafe.
Whether it’s playing, painting, sponging or spraying, it’s about putting on an apron to face a blank canvas and unleashing your own individual creativity that makes Artjamming the most fun you can have with a paintbrush. Artjammers are provided with a menu of 12 different size canvases, easels, a choice of non-toxic acrylic paints on tap, brushes and tools to freely express themselves.
Started by Barbara Kuehnemann in 1998, Greenbusters has grown from strength to strength, offering a wide range of learn-through-play items. Greenbusters is also known for its beautifully handcrafted wooden toys that aid in developing cognitive skills and hand-eye coordination.
Known for its Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments over weekends and an all-round cool place to hang out if you're into geek culture, Heroes Of Games And Comics (HGC) acts as a doorway into worlds beyond ours. From collector comic books to board games, Marvel apparel and everything in between, HGC has it all.
Camelot Spa defines the ultimate spa experience as “The creation of a haven to rest, relax and revitalise”. The aim at Camelot Spas nationwide is to create a holistic wellness experience.
They offers holistic wellness, spa and beauty treatments.
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Tucked away in the tranquil, verdant suburb of Hurlingham in Sandton, The Marion on Nicol Hotel and its leafy and sprawling grounds provide guests with a refreshing and unique boutique hotel experience. Here, you and your sweetheart can relax effortlessly in their luxurious environment or flourishing gardens, overlooking the sparkling pool.
The hotel offers visitors a choice of 24 splendid suites, each finely crafted to perfection with a wonderfully eclectic mix of superior fabrics, textures, and décor. Standard room amenities include king-sized extra-length beds, Wi-Fi and broadband internet access, workstations, wall-mounted LED screens and electronic safes.
Dining at The Marion on Nicol Hotel is a treat to the taste buds, courtesy of the hotel's restaurant, Am.Biance. Enjoy fine dining with a fusion of African and French cuisine.
The Camelot Spa, situated within the hotel, offers guests the perfect space to unwind, relax and indulge a little. The classic and elegant spa nestled in nature along with modern minimalism accents provides a cocooning sense of warmth that'll leave you feeling at peace, rejuvenated and pampered. Along with a nail suite and pedicure lounge, the four treatment rooms which include an outdoor treatment area provide a haven of seclusion when enjoying treatments such as massage therapy, a specialised skin treatment or body therapy. The outdoor relaxation area is a lovely place to relax before or after one of Camelot’s memorable signature treatments. Facilities include a steam room and sauna.
*Offer valid at The Marion on Nicol ONLY.
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When was the last time you and your partner enjoyed an indulgent date night? If you cannot remember, you need to plan something special ASAP! And what better place than at a spa where you can spend some quality time together while indulging in a well-deserved pampering? And not just any spa, we're talking about the luxurious haven set within one of the city’s most upmarket shopping, residential and business precincts, Melrose Arch. The one and only Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch, is a tranquil oasis in the middle of the bustling city.
Complete with a dedicated pedicure lounge and nail suite, Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch provides guests a soothing, relaxing and serene space to enjoy a wide variety of beauty treatments to help them unwind and find their inner zen. Enjoy your choice of pamper treats ranging from massage therapy, specialised skin treatments or body therapy and take advantage of the steam room and outdoor relaxation area before or after the experience.
Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch offers the ultimate spa experience designed to relax and rejuvenate body, mind and soul, and to ensure you return again and again. And just in time for spring, they have a few pamper packages that won't only leave you feeling revitalised and ready to take on the world, but also save you a few bucks while you're at it.
For something different yet relaxing and memorable, why not spoil your partner to the Date Night package from Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch? This package includes:
*Subject to availability
For more information about Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch, visit www.melrosespa.co.za.
You can contact them on 011 684 1392 or [email protected].
At the Maslow's Africology Spa, the African Potato Pregnancy Wrap is perfect for mommies-to-be. Enjoy a natural body wrap made with African potato and marula oil, along with a traditional foot ritual and a relaxing scalp massage, and the pièce de résistance – a soothing massage with moisturising marula oil. Or why not unwind with the Coffee and Mint Body Wrap? Your skin will be prepared with their walnut and marula shell exfoliator, then covered in a mud wrap made with coffee extract and spearmint. This wrap is helpful for water retention and cellulite reduction. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and as calm as can be.
Details: www.suninternational.com | 010 226 4688 | The Maslow, 06 Sandown Valley Crescent, Sandton, Johannesburg.
Head down to the Michelangelo Spa & Gym at the Michelangelo Hotel and relieve that sore back with their Journey of Joy Prenatal Massage. Take your pick from a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage or go all in for a 60-minute full body massage that'll work out all of those aches and pains that pregnancy brings. By the time you're done, you'll feel like a brand new person.
Let's face it, enjoying a massage or indulging in certain spa treatments can be a little difficult with a growing belly, which is why the Da Vinci Spa & Gym has the perfect pamper treat for you. Their Mother To Be Pregnancy Therapy ensures absolute relaxation, indulgence and, of course, comfort while you treat yourself to 90 minutes of absolute bliss while sitting in their specialised and unique beanbag to cater for your baby bump.
Life Day Spa has the perfect package for preggies who want to be pampered from head to toe! The Mother-To-Be package offers mommies a soothing pregnancy massage, which aims to increase circulation, relieve tired muscles and leave you feeling rejuvenated. And that's not all, the pamper session also includes floatation therapy, a classic facial, a signature mani pedi and use of the spa facilities. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon, don't you agree?
Relax and unwind at Octavia’s Day Spa with their Mommy-To-Be Massage, which will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed at the same time. The massage uses specific prenatal techniques that help increase circulation, ease sore and tired muscles, and relieve both mental and physical fatigue. Growing a human being is hard work, so this pamper session is a must.
For an escape from the everyday stresses or to relieve those aching muscles, book yourself a Pregnancy Pamper Experience at the Spa in the Country at Misty Hills in Muldersdrift. It's a super-relaxing way to reduce stress and promote all-round wellbeing during your pregnancy. This three and a half hour rejuvenating experience includes a spa lunch, a Prenatal Massage, conditioning manicure and pedicure and an African Scalp Massage.
Details: www.spainthecountry.co.za | 011 950 6051 or 0861 732 237 | Misty Hills, 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.
Head to the Spa at Fairlawns and take advantage of their relaxing and soothing Signature Spa Journeys, which can all be altered to suit mothers-to-be. There are a variety of lovely and indulgent experiences to choose from, including the Romantic Sunset Retreat for you and your spouse, complete with a relaxing bath soak in the soft glow of candlelight, a side-by-side soy candle massage and a pressure point foot massage. You will also receive a complementary bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy during your soak or with your three-course fine dining lunch or dinner. You can also treat yourself to a Harmony Half Day, starting with a full body massage followed by a Classic Customised Facial, after which you'll tuck into a healthy two-course lunch before continuing your relaxation with a Classic Manicure and Pedicure.
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean that you should be limited to certain spa treatments. At Aronia Day Spa, they have a ton of Mommy-To-Be delights for you to choose from. Accentuate that radiant glow with the 60-minute Gorgeous Glow Pregnancy Facial and relax those tense muscles with the 60-minute Mama Mio Prenatal Massage or the super-indulgent maternity half-day package.
Using Mama Mio products, Sherbet Angel offers some maternity treatments to pamper and relax visiting mommies-to-be. Take your pick from the 70-minute Mellow Mama full-body massage, the 45-minute Pregnancy Back Massage or the 45-minute Lighten Up Leg Treatment. Or even better, why not just do them all and make an afternoon of it? It'll be the ultimate pamper session.
Whether you're searching for a short massage to soothe your sore back or want to make the most of the day and enjoy a relaxing pamper session, Camelot Spa will have a special treat for you. Go all out with the Mommy To Be Spa Experience (2 hours and 30 minutes) complete with a Pregnancy Massage, a 30-minute On-The-Go Manicure, a 60-minute Deluxe Spa Pedicure and snacks. Alternatively, you could enjoy a 'quickie' with a one-hour pregnancy massage to relieve typical pregnancy discomforts, such as lower back ache and poor circulation. This massage is only offered to moms beyond their first trimester.
By Kim Brown
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