Johannesburg Sights


Melrose House

Melrose House Review

Built in 1886, this opulent structure is one of South Africa's most beautiful and best-preserved Victorian homes, furnished in period style. It has marble columns, mosaic floors, lovely stained-glass windows, ornate ceilings, porcelain ornaments, and richly colored carpets. On May 31, 1902, the Treaty of Vereeniging was signed in the dining room, ending the South African War. You can view a permanent exhibit on the war or arrange for a guided tour.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 275 Jacob Maré St., Tshwane, 0002 | Map It
  • Phone: 012/322–2805
  • Cost: R9, guided tour R50
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–5
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  • Location: Pretoria

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