Melrose Arch - Shopping Precinct


Discover why Melrose Arch has been voted 'The place to see and be seen' for 8 consecutive years by the Leisure Options' Readers' Choice Awards. To experience it is to delight in it.

It is urban dynamism, day and night. The street-based layout favours ambling pedestrians, combining modernism and green design innovation in extraordinary ways, all contributing to the 24/7 buzz. Set amidst 400 trees and greenery, Melrose Arch encompasses cosmopolitan apartments, two luxury hotels, an events venue, over 20 restaurants and coffee shops, eclectic boutique retail complemented by major national chains, 9 individualized triple A grade office buildings and a luxury health club. Bustling with boutique browsers and cafe culture, it offers an international high street fashion experience, alfresco style, leading to a shopping galleria boasting over 100 of the country's top retailers to re-define the face and future of shopping.

South Africa's only 'smart city', Melrose Arch is capable of full independent functionality given its own fibre optic network and onsite power backup. Protected by a team of 90 private security personnel with 24-hour CCTV surveillance through 600 cameras, the precinct is also independently safe. The ethos of innovation is reflected in the precinct design, the distinct retail tenant mix, the award winning Green Star-rated building across the precinct and ongoing new initiatives to enhance the 'Melrose Arch experience', the latest being Ka-ching, a mobile-enabled parking payment app.

vision for melrose arch

To celebrate South Africa in an appealing melting pot of cultures, to be a 'smart'city for the smart sophisticate.

Melrose Arch's growth is carefully planned and managed to ensure it:
  • Retains and preserves its special character as a legacy for future generations
  • Maintains the right mix of elements
  • Integrates gracefully into its environment as the Melrose Arch community evolves
  • Aligns with the growing trend of new urbanism