PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Rinuz
 
Comments: 0
Article views: 118
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Rinuz's badges.
 

Mellow taste of Mellville

19 June 2013, 09:32
A short account of my recent visit a true multi-racial community in the heart of Johannesburg. Life on 3rd - Melville.

My stay at the guest house is just great, the service is exceptional and the staff is friendly, it's quite and relaxed here, everyone minds there own business. My kind of place.

This is a completely different world, even from Joburg itself the moment you enter Melville, you realise that it's a little world of its own. Even taking a taxi is a new experience, there's just a very different feeling maybe it was me having to make a downwards sign to stop a taxi. R10 takes you to your preferred destination and there is no assistant so you communicate directly to the driver. Just never ask for directions because you will get lost for sure, I passed the garage and must have turned left 3 times already going in circles but couldn't find the mall, I soon gave up. At least I got some fresh air and exercise. Here life is quiet, the atmosphere is laid back and everything and everyone is calm and friendly.

The streets can be at there busiest but still have a sense of calm and quiet hanging in the air. The colour line is blurred, black and white is mixed up into one spontaneous flavour. It's as if this gem in the heart of Johannesburg had never been tarnished by the apartheid regime and only being a few kilometres away from the infamous Soweto it almost feels to good to be true.

This small suburbia is a true reflection of a rainbow nation united and should be a role model for other communities.

Even the dogs here don't even seem interested in barking, they just look at you inquisitively. People are friendly and most greet as you pass them.

Everyone is so relaxed here it makes you a bit uneasy at times being used to always being alert you just never seem to let your gaurd down.

Here almost everyone knows everyone, which seems strange because every single house or property has some sort of security either surveillance high walls, electric fences, devil forks or barbed wire, a clear indication of what's outside stays out and what's inside stays in. It's sometimes distracting from the beautiful and breathtaking aesthetic view of most of the houses here but I guess here people take the sweet with the bitter at once.

The streets here wind and bend and curve and climb but even so drivers tend to only slack at stop signs and speed up, never coming to a complete stop, I wonder why...

The most attractive and busiest of all streets in Melville is the famous 7th street from the cult soap 7de laan. Here you will pass quite a few famous faces from tv. This is a celeb get together hub, where executives, ceo's, media moguls, celebrities, journalist and tourist hang out, a very interesting mix of colour, race and class.

My visit in Melville is almost over but from what I have experienced so far, I can say for sure that I will be back for more of the distinct mellow taste of Melville.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Aurangzeb Thabethe
EFF and its tactics

The events inside the parliamentary corridors weeks ago must worry all of us.  Read more...

14 comments 589 views
Submitted by
Abioye Olufemi
The absolute way to take Christma...

As Christmas is coming soon, I am prompted to write this Christmas article for all of us here at News24. Read more...

3 comments 159 views
Submitted by
goldeelocks
Phiyega.....SAY WHAT?????

Clearly the Honourable Minister has abrogated the duty of the SAPS to protect the citizens of this country! What then is the purpose of the SAPS?  Read more...

9 comments 362 views
Submitted by
Paulus
Genealogy of Jesus, and the probl...

The new testament writers were so kind as to leave 2 genealogies of Jesus for us to peruse, both of his father. Read more...

83 comments 650 views
Submitted by
Lee Grandmaison
Everyone is entitled to their own...

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion." If you've ever seen or been in a debate, on or offline, you've heard this phrase quite a bit. Read more...

47 comments 366 views
Submitted by
johan609
South Africa heading South

We need to speak up. We need to take a stand. We need to take action. Read more...

17 comments 1580 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.