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Travelling to South Africa

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Hi all......I thought it would be a good idea to give you some ideas of what to pack for a trip to South Africa and also what you need to pack for your stay at Life on 3rd. Also, what do we offer? i will give you an idea of what we provide so that you don't overload your suitcase. its never fun travelling with a heavy suitcase...

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Guesthouse Review

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Some common questions about us and our area

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Hi there,

We are located in Melville on a quiet street. We have parking for 7 cars at a push but ask that you please call ahead to reserve a spot of inside parking. Most Melville properties are small and have limited parking. We are within walking distance of 7th Street, where all the bars ...

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South Africa's unique language - a short guide

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Hello everyone....i thought i might introduce our foreign visitors to local slang and terminology which might help them get around our country. Of course, Im keeping it clean so no swear words!

At Life on 3rd Guesthouse, we want our guests and visitors to feel comfortable and at ho...

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A Fantastic review from Happy Guests!!

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We love all our reviews but of course, the really good ones are great. Take a look at this one for Life on 3rd Guesthouse. They thoroughly enjoyed our service and raved about our breakfast. This group of students and teachers stay for 11 days! It was lovely to have them here with us!

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Foreign students coming to Melville, South Africa

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We are a fairly large guesthouse as far as questhouses go in the Melville area. We have 14 rooms and can therefore accommodate larger groups. We can cater for up to 26 guest at a time, normally students sharing. We still offer the same great service and lovely breakfast offering although sometimes our dining rooms gets a little crowded....

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Winter is upon us

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Hello everyone...its the middle of winter again and the trees are bare. The sun shines day after day and manages to keep our toes from freezing completely. While most houses and Guesthouses in South Africa aren't equipped to handle the coldest of days, Life on 3rd does its best to keep you warm and cozy. Our rooms all have wall heat...

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Living in Melville

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Living in Melville

I love living and working in Melville. It really is a self contained small village. It is great running into the faces that you know on a regular basis...everyone  running errands or having a cup of coffee or lunch, at their favourite hangout.  We have so much here in Melville, from the finest...

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Winter in Melville

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I'm looking out the window and its bleak.... the sky is dark and we are about to have rain in winter, which is most unusual for Joburg. The trees are bare and the wind is cold.

BUT, our rooms are warmed by heaters and all our beds have electric blankets to keep you warm on days like this. Your room is always equipped ...

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Superfast FREE Internet

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Well, after much debate and finally, enough interest, superfast intenet fibre is coming to Melville and specifically Life on 3rd guesthouse. The sidewalks have been dug up, gardens destroyed and driveways have been excavated to install the lightning fast internet fibre. We are not active yet but should be within the next month or so. We...

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A day in the Life...

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Some days are terrific and other days can be daunting and stressful and other days I suppose I wonder why i do it too. The truth is that the good days are great and the bad days......well,  one seems to forget quite quickly, or at last look back at with a sense of humour.

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Here at Life on 3rd we have a wonderful venue that has been created for conferences, workshops, and creative groups,  to come and meet, confer and generally have successful interactions with one another.

Because we offer an intimate setting, we are able to customize our guest experience...

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27 Boxes - a New Melville Shopping Experience!

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One more reason a guesthouse in Melville becomes a brilliant idea!

What’s the greatest thing to hit the Melville scene since sliced bread? Without argument it’s a retail development project called 27 boxes. 27 Boxes is going to be, upon completion slated for March 2015, a retail development project which has taken an ...

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Spring in Melville

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Well.....struggling artists, casting calls and bohemian cafes might sound like more interesting fare but this entry is going to be have a slightly more seasonal theme.....

Spring has sprung here in Melville at Life on 3rd guesthouse and I have to say......WOW! After a long winter hibernation suddenly, almost as if overnig...

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Welcome to our blog for Life on 3rd Guesthouse, Melville, Johannesburg

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This will be a blog first and foremost about staying in Melville, Johannesburg and what makes it tick. From world class gourmet restaurants to harrowing tuk tuk rides and even our familiar faced panhandlers, I hope to give you interesting insights and unique observations into what makes it so special when you’re living a Life on 3rd.<...

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