A popular South African soap opera is set in this street, but thatís not the only reason for the crowds. Apart from an excellent second-hand bookstore, a whimsical vintage clothing shop and just about the most comprehensive DVD-rental spot in town, the nightlife of Melville offers unequalled bonhomie. Whether itís top-end Asian food at Soi, curries at Chilli, good vibes at Soulsa, Mozambican cocktails at the Xai-Xai bar, home-made pasta in the courtyard at Mezza Luna, haute cuisine at Pomegranate or great steaks at the Local Grill, everywhere one goes in Melville is characterised by an affable sociability and relaxed ambience.
There is also natural beauty in the form of the Melville Koppies, a range of hills formed almost three billion years ago. Now a nature reserve, the koppies provide weekend walkers with easy hiking trails, an Iron Age archaeological site and extraordinary views.