Attractions and Activities

Situated just west of Johannesburg, the town of Melville is always a hive of activity. The Hillside House is located in this buzzing part of Joburg, giving guests an opportunity to explore Gauteng's urban attractions.


Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

The Melville Koppies Nature Reserve provides a breathtaking scenic natural enviroment in the heart of Joburg. For excellent panoramic views and hiking trails, visit this nature reserve. 

Johannesburg Zoo

Located only 3,5km from Melville, the Johannesburg Zoo provides shelter for a wide variety of wildlife and plant life in the heart of the city. 

Zoo Lake

Zoo Lake is well-known park located in the centre of Johannesburg. For a relaxed picnic, visit this iconic park. 

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

2-3kms away away from The Hillside House is the breathtaking Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. If you're looking to relax in the heart of the city. 

Emmerentia Dam

The beautiful Emmerentia Dam is located only a few kilometres away from our establishment. 


Oriental Plaza Mall

For everything Eastern, visit Oriental Plaza. Located only a few kilometres from us, this is the best place to find gems from Asia. 

Other shoppings venues in the area include: 

  • Rosebank African Craft Market
  • Cresta Shopping Centre
  • Rosebank Mall


Melville is renowned for its nightlife, theatres and coffee shops. Here's a number of exciting entertainment areas. 

  • The Barnyard Theatre Cresta - 6. 2 km 
  • Museum Africa- 3.8 km 
  • Joburg Theatre- 3.9 
  • The Globe Theatre- 6.8km 
  • Coca Cola Stadium 6.3 km
  • Arts on Main-  6.4 km 
  • FNB Soccer Stadium is +/- 9.5km away 20 mins - can be accessed through three different routes
  • Nasrec - Expo Center - which hosts the Rand Show, motor shows is close to our establishment
  • Gold Reef City- 10-12km . epending on route the journey is 20 minutes

SA History

Apartheid Museum 

The Apartheid Museum which revisits South Africa's dark past is only 10km away from The Hillside House. 

Constitutional Hill 

7.6km away from The Hillside House is the world famous Constitutional Hill. 


Soweto was once home to former South African president Nelson Mandela and struggle hero Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Monuments such as the Hector Peterson Monument revisit the township's role during the strugglr for liberation from the shackles of apartheid. The township is  19km -30mins away from The Hilside House. 

War Museum

Near the Johannesburg Zoo is the War Museum. The museum stores the military historyof South Africa. The Hillside House is located a stone throw away from the museum.