Africa and The Middle East
Welcome to the best in the travel business! It will be my pleasure to arrange your dream holiday and your holiday of a lifetime!
Using my extensive travel knowledge made up through my 25 years of working in the travel industry along with flying for one of the world's top airlines, you are guaranteed of getting top notch service without breaking the bank.
Having visited all seven continents, visiting every major city throughout Europe, Africa, Australia, the America's and Asia, I am the travel professional who can give you solid, tried and tested travel advice.
I pride myself on sourcing the best routes available, offering value for money with travel ease for all my clients. Your comfort and no fuss travel is my priority.
I currently reside along the West Coast of Cape Town - a few KM's up from Melkbosstrand in a beautiful nature reserve called Grotto Bay. I run, own and manage my own travel business from home, which means that I am available to assist you when it is most convenient for you. With Travel Counsellors' state of the art technology, I don't even have to be in the same town as you to offer you 'state of the art' service.
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I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
20 August 2012
I recently had the honour of travelling onboard the Rovos Rail. And what an honour it was! I have in the past been on all forms of transport but have decided that travelling on the Rovos Rail is the only way to travel! Named the Most Luxurious Train in the World, it stands its name proud. From the red carpet treatment that awaits you at the entrance, to the string quartet playing softly in the background and sipping fine Champagne and nibbling canapés - it takes you back to the old Victorian Era. From the 5 Star suites each...
21 July 2012
On the 21 of July 2012, I was invited to join World Leisure Holidays in reviewing their hotels around the beautiful island of Mauritius. A 5 Star service on Air Mauritius made the 4 hour flight from Johannesburg seem like a quick hop, skip and a jump. The fantastic in-flight service (food, movies, seating) and friendly cabin crew’s smiles made the journey even more exciting! The immigration queues are quick and painless, thanks to South African’s not needing visas. Our first stop and overnight sleep was at 4 Star La Pirogue on the West Coast. What a lovely hotel. I was...
18 November 2007
Aaahhhh..Soft white sands, see through blue waters, palm trees and spices... These are my thoughts of my holiday to the Maldives! Flying to the Maldives is somewhat long but the picture that hits you when you arrive on your island is magical! You are welcomed with a tall refreshing cocktail and a cool face towel as the temperature is humid and warm and breezy... The chalets are near each other yet far apart to make you feel you the only couple on the island. You have the choice of Beach chalets or chalets with Jacuzzi's or Water Chalets....
Sent in by Craig Duncan
Doha, 12 October 2020
Hi Melody You are a star – the more I deal with you, the more I realize in what good hands I am in.
Sent in by Sonet Spykerman
Melkbosstrand, 11 September 2020
Uiteindelik! Ons kan vlieg! Weereens Melody jy is net my redding elke keer. Dalk n eenvoudige proses maar soveel kan altyd verkeerd loop, lokal vlug of oorsee. Ek sukkel nie? Dankie dame vir jou advies en jou hulp met ons vlugte. Kannie wag vir my trip volgende maand nie. Jy maak my stress minder?
Sent in by Laura McKeen
Johannesburg, 11 September 2020
Melody is always on the ball and so professional! She helped me get repatriated to South Africa under some pretty tricky circumstances and her quick thinking nature and knowledge of what to do was priceless. Her communication is excellent and leaves you feeling absolutely confident and safe with all travel plans made. I highly recommend Melody and look forward to working with her again in the future.
Sent in by Anil Gautam
Australia, 10 March 2020
We (a family of 2 adults and 2 kids) are from Australia and arranged a 2.5 week trip to South Africa with Travel Counsellors. Melody from TC helped us with everything. She made the recommendations on the itinerary that ensured safety, cost effectiveness, and off course all the fun and excitement for all of us. Melody answered all my questions and gave me all the information that I needed. She arranged all excursions with trusted people. We were pampered with personal attention and had a private vehicle with a wonderful guide to drive us around. Thank you Melody for making us feel at home when we were away from home. We will liaise with you for our next trip again. Your worth ethic and mission statement is something you should feel very proud of.
Sent in by Malcolm Baxter
Hartenbos, 05 March 2020
Dear Melody I’ve been using your Travel services for some 7 Years now and every time I ask you to organize my Travel booking it is done with passion, efficiency and concern for the client. I have Traveled the world in the past using various Travel Agencies but none have surpassed or even come close to your friendly and dedicated approach. You have always made me feel confident and happy that you have put my needs first above all else. Well done and keep up with your great service.
Sent in by Michele Jansen
Cape Town, 05 March 2020
Vreeslik baie dankie vir al jou hulp met die boot trip. Ons is in die proses om ietsie baie klein vir jou te kry om ‘n groot dankie te sê vir al jou moeite en reëlings. Jy is ongelooflik en beteken vir my baie, want tussen my werk deur sou ek dit nie kon doen nie en iewers sou ‘n fout ingekom het.
Sent in by Andrew and Myles Vaz
Boston USA, 07 January 2019
Thanks Melody for all your hard work in making this trip with the family a trip of a life time! The trip was awesome and we could not have done this without your hard work as it was a difficult trip as we had so many parts to it! Again, thanks so much and we will refer you to all our friends coming to Africa. We will continue to do business with you! Thanks again
Sent in by Ken Greaves
Hout Bay, Cape Town, 10 October 2017
A word of thanks for arranging an amazing trip to Myanmar. The accommodation was top class. The day tours that were arranged were led by very accomplished guides. The transfers to the airports and hotels were done with no delays and the drivers were all very punctual. All in all a well arranged holiday which was thoroughly enjoyed, thanks very much!
Sent in by Penelope Jenkins
Melkbosstrand, 03 April 2017
Thank you for arranging our stunning trip to Victoria Falls. My Dad, Mom, Pierre and I had a fabulous time. Thank you for checking us into our flights and arranging the hotel transfers and the two excursions. I would recommend this holiday to anyone. Thank you for putting this package together for us. What a great experience.
Sent in by Craig Smith
Benoni, 26 July 2016
Hi Melody Thank you very much for arranging such a brilliant holiday, one of my best ever, thanks. Thanks for all you help and support while we were away, with service like this I can only but assure you that we will definitely use your services again, thank you once again.
Sent in by Sonet Spykerman
Melkbosstrand, 13 October 2015
We had a wonderful time! Thank you for all your assistance, we really appreciate all the effort you put into our holiday! Jy was 24/7 agter my en hele tyd opgevolg. Van kyla se trip tot ons vakansie het alles vlot verloop agv jou. Jy is ‘n ster en het ons lewe so maklik gemaak. Dit was ongelooflik lekker gewees. Volgende keer as ons dit weer doen sal ons jou nader. As ek die fodies kry dan sal ek so paar aanstuur vir jou. Baie baie dankie weereens Jy is regtig awesome
Sent in by Gareth Dovey
Seychelles, 15 June 2015
Dear Melody, Thank you for arranging my travel itinerary so efficiently. It made life so easy with the busy schedule. All I had to do was be at the right place at the right time! Regards, Gareth
Sent in by Celeste Liebenberg
Gordon's Bay Cape Town, 01 October 2014
Thank you so much for your role in the success of the trip. After the usual schlep of rebate travel I was so appreciative of your slick and professional service. It was worth every single cent. It was a holiday of a life time and your organising thereof made it flawless. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Fondest Regards Celeste
Sent in by Betty Blumenthal
Johannesburg, 01 August 2014
We were very impressed with the service of Travel Counsellors. Melody saw to every little detail, transfers, boarding passes and most important good seats on the plane. For those travelling to Pattaya in Thailand there is an Island called Koh Lan Island, it has beautiful beaches with beautiful blue clear water. It can be reached by ferry, about 45 minutes away.
Sent in by Eddy Eagar
Pretoria, 13 August 2013
Melody, I must honestly say that this is the most fantastic service that both Ave and I have ever received. We have travelled extensively and never have we received service like this. We will definitely use your services should we do any further travelling.
Sent in by Heather Haydock
Benoni, 25 April 2013
I have been an overseas traveller for 18 years and have never had better service than what I got from Melody. She organises everything perfectly right down to the very last detail. The hotels she organised were the best value for money. The tour companies that she used in Argentina were fantastic. Everything was perfect! Thanks so much Melody. I will always make use of your services!
Sent in by Ray and Elaine Cory
Grotto Bay, 16 October 2012
When we were planning a trip to England, we approached Melody to help us to find the best fares and to generally advise us on the easiest and most cost effective way to do things. She truly went the extra mile and did so much more than we expected. She was always available to discuss concerns and even handled pre-flight check- in etc. She assisted us with visas and was there every step of the way.
Sent in by Louisa van der Hoeven
Melkbosstrand, 10 October 2012
Dear Melody, Thank you so much for your wonderful and dedicated service that you gave to our family. Your knowledge of every aspect of your business, with regards to our many endless questions asked, far exceeded any travel agency that I have ever dealt with in the past. The personal services made us feel extremely special as well as put us at ease. I look forward to booking our next holiday.
Sent in by Tania Naude
Johannesburg, 18 September 2012
It was really a wonderful experience. Everything was perfect from your side and if I travel again, I will not use ANYONE else. Your patience during the bookings and all my changes and your commitment and overall your good service has been fantastic. So be assured that as far as I go I will hand out your details to prospective travellers and you are welcome to use me as a reference.
Sent in by Jason Geyser
Canada, Toronto, 20 June 2012
Lindsay, Lochlan, Josh and I are all so very grateful for the passion and unending commitment you have shown with making our family reunion a reality. Every time we had a need, you had a solution - absolutely amazing human service and empathy. It wasn’t ever easy or simple, but you "just got it done." We are very grateful to you Mel, thank you.
Sent in by Minette Minnaar
Melkbosstrand, 12 June 2012
Melody was very helpful and efficient during all phases of my trip. I can definitely recommend her!
Sent in by Jacques Botha
Melkbosstrand, 30 May 2012
Melody, from Denise and myself we'd like to thank you for all you hard work. The time and effort you put into our trip paid off. We didn't have any trouble with accommodation. The pick-ups and drop-offs all went smooth without any glitches. We also appreciated the nice seats you got us on the flights!
Sent in by Tania Victor
Melkbosstrand, 17 April 2012
Baie baie dankie vir die wonderlike honeymoon wat jy vir ons gereel het! Ons het so ‘n spesiale tyd gehad! Dankie ook vir die profesionele manier waarmee jy alles gedoen het en ook vir ons persente! Ek het vir jou ‘n poskaart gestuur van daar ander kant af. Sal nooit weer deur enige iemand anders ‘n vakansie bespreek nie!
Sent in by Sarah Courtney
Johannesburg, 18 August 2011
I was so impressed with the service I received from Melody. She was always extremely helpful and prompt-even with all the constant changes we made to our trip. Every single detail of the trip was taken care of without us having to worry about a thing. I would definitely use her services for all my future holidays and I would recommend her to everyone I know.
Sent in by Lizel en Pieter Visser
Melkbosstrand, 23 May 2011
Wat n ongelooflike vakansie! Melody jy is great en as dit nie vir jou was nie, het ons nie die tyd van ons lewe gehad nie. Dit was so spesiaal en dankie met al die reelings en boarding tickets, ons het geen probleme nerens gehad nie en hulle het ons by die hand kom haal en afsien. Jy is great. liefde piet en lizel
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