Melrose Arch is home to Johannesburg's finest boutique shopping and is the premier location in the city for an unrivaled style. This eclectic mix of local and international designer stores is complemented by only the best in convenience shopping. Experience an inviting and alluring network of streets, lanes, and open spaces where you can explore and shop at your leisure. Feel free to browse the treasure trove of fashion, homeware, gift and specialty stores to your heart's content.
As one of Johannesburg's best-loved premier retail hubs, Melrose Arch is home to over 100 retailers. For everything related to shopping and retail, the precinct is your ideal destination! The Melrose Arch Precinct is a dedicated shopper's dream - with over 16 boutiques and chain fashion stores! When faced by so many fashion options it's easy to get overwhelmed by choice, luckily we're here to help out. Fashion is just one of our many obsessions here at Melrose Arch! The list of stores covers almost all niches. Here you will find everything from bridal wear to gadget and hobby shops as well as anchor tenants Clicks, Woolworths and Woolworths Food. From the latest in fashion, accessories, and apparel, to homeware, and everything in between, you can find it here.
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The Precinct boasts an incredible selection of restaurants, bars, and lounges – over 25! How can you possibly choose from such a selection? For starters, let’s decide on a cuisine. Do you feel like Italian? Seafood? Mediterranean? How about a nice cold beer and a burger, or maybe a delicious wrap? We have all of these on offer and so much more. Perhaps you’re looking for something on the healthier side – or maybe the opposite? Whatever it is that you’re craving, you can find it here at Melrose Arch. Sweet, savoury, hot or cold. Luxurious and sophisticated, or casual and laid-back. The precinct is home to a selection of award-winning restaurants, boasting accolades from both the Best Of Joburg as well as the Diners Club Wine List Awards. The High Street and Crescent Drive saw new additions added in the form of Rodizio, Senhor Peri Peri, and Hello Tomato to name a few. What could be better after a long day of hard work than to kick back with a vintage wine and tapas at Cuisino, or a refreshing beer and a burger at Tiger's Milk? Melrose Arch has a range of bars and lounges to suit any and all comers!
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The Melrose Arch precinct takes liberal inspiration from the bustling high streets of European cities, granting pedestrians complete access to the entirety of the precinct. When you enter the precinct, you are immediately at the centre of a new urban experience, free to stroll through the picturesque surroundings at your leisure. As a mixed-use precinct, the Melrose Arch precinct also hosts several luxurious hotels. Local and international visitors to the area can enjoy luxury accommodation at hotels including the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!, the African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection®, and South Africa's first purpose-built Johannesburg Marriott Hotel.
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Whether you're looking for a house doctor or need to have your suit drycleaned, pressed and ready for business, Melrose Arch provides a long list of services. Some of these include Plush carwash which uses steam to clean that dream machine of yours, a luxurious Virgin Active Classic to keep you in shape, and even a blood testing facility to suit your extended medical needs.
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As a mixed-use precinct, MA is home to commercial and residential property developments. One on Whiteley is the crown jewel in their most recent residential property developments. Residents of this development can take advantage of many convenient facilities at the precinct, as well as the "Smart City" technology that has been integrated throughout. Centrally located in Johannesburg, the precinct enjoys a privileged position in the heart of Johannesburg’s affluent northern suburbs and provides a safe and comfortable lifestyle to its residents.
Ideal for working professionals, first-time buyers, corporate long-stay accommodation or investors, Melrose Arch is suited to all who want to live in an upmarket, sophisticated, and sustainable living space. All modern conveniences are situated within walking distance, and the community is secure, pristine and pedestrian-friendly.
Recognised as an aspirant business district, shopping precinct and entertainment centre in the heart of Johannesburg's northern suburbs, the precinct boasts a diverse range of quality boutique and large-scale convenience retail options as well as urban office space available to lease. The precinct boasts with an impressive list of commercial tenants, such as Nike, Glencore, and Global Citizen. As the dynamic precinct continues to evolve through construction and refurbishment developments, exciting commercial and retail tenancies will become available.
Regardless of whether you're a casual or business-oriented visitor, the precinct has integrated free WiFi coverage, as well as fibre connectivity throughout; meaning you are always able to access fast, reliable internet, no matter where you might be within the precinct. Such technological innovation means you have the freedom to work or play from anywhere in the precinct.
Melrose Arch is the perfect place to connect with friends, family or colleagues. It doesn't matter whether you're at the precinct for business, shopping, relaxing, or just to have a catch up with friends – the Melrose Arch precinct offers a lifestyle tailored to your needs.
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According to NAAMSA (National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa), Porsche sold more than 200 cars in 2016, making it the most popular luxury car manufacturer in South Africa. This comes as no surprise as these days it seems as if everyone and their dog is driving a 911 Turbo. In all honesty, its quite a beauty from some of the older 1973s to the latest. Porsche has the sophistication that every class man or woman is looking to have on their name.
From the stats, it is clear that the sales of luxury cars are going up – and Sandton is where they come out to play. If you feel like going luxury car watching (which should become a valid pastime, such as birdwatching) then we strongly suggest you grab yourself a seat on a pavement in front of the uber-classy night club, Taboo. On any night of the week you can see pretty people climbing in and out of kitted Range Rovers, polished Lamborghinis and drop-topped Jaguars (of which there were more than 110 sold in 2016).
But where do these cars come from? Sure, there are the official dealerships that sprinkle every second boulevard in Sandton, but then there are the specialist retailers that import and sell these beasts on consignment. The two biggest players in this industry would be Pharoah Auto Investments and Investment Cars. See, the thing about these fast and fancy cars is that they are quite similar to wine pressed from good grapes: the longer they age, the more valuable they become. These companies offer structured turnkey sales experiences, trade-in appraisal, finance arrangements, roadworthy, licensing and warranty solutions on a personalised level. Instead of having to visit four or five luxury dealers who only stock the cars the emblem on their door promotes, these "investment" dealers offer a wide variety of cars to choose from.
We found this pretty cool video on YouTube where a bunch of sports car owners go on a run through Sandton with their beautiful beasts. This video says power, exclusive and performance - indulge.