Gauteng DestinationsMelrose, Sandton
From originally being just a small residential and mainly commercial area, Melrose has expanded into an up-market suburb with an expanding commercial sector. The streets are lined with many international branded motor car dealerships.
Until the early 2000s, Melrose had many fine traditional houses, which are rapidly giving way to cluster house complexes. The streets here are tree lined and beautiful allowing for superb coffee shops to set up tables under the trees. World class restaurants and coffee shops fill the air with enticing aromas.
Take a stroll down these beautiful streets and witness the lush foliage, petite shops and architecture. Spend the day at the Melrose Wild Bird Sanctuary. Here one will witness a symphony of birdsong and vibrant colours. There are more than 120 wild bird species in the reedbeds and indigenous trees around the shimmering lake. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy a fun family outing with friends and family in spectacular surrounds.
Although small and relatively unharmed by the hustle and bustle of surrounding urban suburbs, Melrose continues to experience development, and yet, its idyllic nature attracts many.