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Melody Visagie

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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 live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.

First Class Travel - Rovos Rail

04 December 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 with their own individual bathroom, the quality of the fine dining and wines, and the consistent first class service from the crew, this experience will not disappoint you. Take a journey from Cape Town to Pretoria or Pretoria to Durban or the Victoria Falls. This train only travels at 60km per hour, so it gives you all the time you will need to soak up the surroundings whilst sipping your choice of beverage in the observation carriage - which is outside! All meals and beverages are included as well as having the opportunity of stocking up your own mini bar with biltong, peanuts, wines, beers, soft drinks and champagne. Having the luxury of having your own tea & coffee butler, makes for a perfect wake up in the morning! Not to mention having your very own 24 hour personal butler taking care of your every requirement. This experience is a MUST for every person’s bucket list!

Mauritius Welcomes You!

06 August 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 most impressed that all rooms were at ground level. This hotel has will suit the honeymoon and family clients alike. It shares restaurants and water sports with its sister hotel, 5 Star Sugar Beach. Aptly named Sugar Beach as the colouring of the rooms remind me of tea/coffee and sugar! The colonial feel of Sugar Beach left a warm feeling in my heart not to mention the bath that is situated so you can see the ocean whilst relaxing in bubbles! After a night at Sugar Beach, we made our way to the One&Only Le Saint Geran on the East Coast. This hotel will not disappoint you if you are expecting to be pampered. Almost everything from Nespresso coffee to Aromatherapy fragrances whilst you sleep to DVD's are all complimentary in your room. While Dad plays a good round of golf, Mom can be pampered in the Spa and kiddies can be taken care of at the Kiddies club with theatre, movies, snorkelling, lunch and even a little arts and crafts. Whilst on our way to Saint Geran, we popped into the Veranda Hotels around the North East Coast. These hotels are all 3 Star and offer superb 3 Star qualities! Point aux Biches is a barefoot concept hotel, offering a foot blessing and encouraging guests to walk without shoes feeling the sand between your toes. They cater for both families and honeymoon couples alike. This was by far my favourite 3 star hotel. We then moved onto Veranda Grand Baie. As this hotel is not known for its beach, I would encourage guests to stay here if you like shopping and the buzzing of the small village life. It is typical Creole architecture and very vibey and lush with thousands of coconut trees all around the property. From there we stopped off at Paul & Virginie Hotel, famously called this for the "Romeo & Juliet" Mauritian myth. This hotel favours couples. It has a good but small stretch of beach, but the infinity pool which looks like it rolls into the sea is perfect for cocktails and a little R&R. Our next night was spent at my other favourite hotel, the new 5 Star Long Beach Hotel on the East Coast. It is completely different to what you would expect to find in Mauritius. Fine lines, contemporary style, white and balau wood with different colours lighting up the hotel, it has its own world inside the gates. 3 Pools (heated and un-heated), 5 restaurants from pizza to fine dining, 3 bars - you are spoilt for choice. All rooms are built so that each guest will have a view of the Indian Ocean. Everything has been thought of in this hotel and you are likely to meet some management as they interact with their guests at every moment making sure you are well taken care of. Our last stop and night was spent at the famous Top 100 Leading Hotels of the World, Le Touessrok. It is world known for its Bernard Langer designed golf course on Ilse aux Cerf Island and the romantic getaway on the private island of Ilse Mangerie - both a complimentary 10 minute boat ride away! For those guests with children, this hotel has a great kiddies club, and for mom wanting some R&R, spoil yourself at the Givenchy Spa. If for a honeymoon, the Frangipani side is quiet and tranquil or reserve your very own Villa, with butler and personal chef and private beach. I would suggest you take a catamaran cruise along the reef to view the spectacular waterfalls or try your hand at Para-Sailing whilst enjoying a typical Mauritian "Braai" on the boat! We also had a quick visit to the Veranda Palmar Hotel. This hotel is plain and simple and will suit the lower budget but still offering all that a 3 Star hotel can offer. Saying "Goodbye" to Mauritius is always difficult and you will want to go back very quickly!

Magical, Mystical Maldives

10 May 2011

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. I opted to stay longer but staying in a beach chalet instead of staying shorter in a water chalet... Walking out of my chalet in the morning onto the soft white sand and dipping my toes into the blue warm water was to become my routine. The coral and underwater sea life is absolutely breathtaking - there is a whole world under the sea waiting to be discovered by diving and snorkelling. Activities kept us very busy - some to be paid for - but worth every cent! If you're an avid fisherman - then take the opportunity of going out in a Maldivian Dhoni to try your art at hand-line fishing or deep sea fishing (Giant Trevalli's) - you are sure to catch something... otherwise experience the Dhoni on a Sunset Cruise... Why not indulge in a romantic 5 course dinner at a location on the island of your choice. Or better yet, climb aboard the Robinson Crusoe boat for 3 days and experience the un-inhabited atolls whilst indulging in Lobster and Champagne. Talking of food, don't expect to come home and fit in those skinny jeans... the food is on display and every chef there stands by the food he has created and is proud to dish you up some of the most delicious meals. There is such a variety - it is almost hard not to go back for a second plate. Buying an all-inclusive option is the only way to go... with prices in Dollars and Euros, who wants to worry about the bill at the end of your holiday that is so relaxing. Your waiter is with you for most of your holiday indulgence - so he gets to know exactly what you like to eat and drink and makes for good conversation! After 10 days on a remote island... It was hard to say goodbye... The boat ride back to the airport was long and tedious as all I wanted to do is turn around and go back! You can take a sea- plane if you think you might get a bit sea-sick but the view from the bottom and the top is exquisite! The best time to go the Maldives is from November to April.... but even a few showers wouldn't put me off! All I can say is - Go to the Maldives and experience it for yourself!

My customer stories

Sent by Craig Duncan

Hi Melody You are a star – the more I deal with you, the more I realize in what good hands I am in.

Sent by Sonet Spykerman

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 by Laura McKeen

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 by Anil Gautam

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 by Malcolm Baxter

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 by Michele Jansen

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 by Andrew and Myles Vaz

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 by Ken Greaves

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 by Penelope Jenkins

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 by Craig Smith

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 by Sonet Spykerman

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 by Gareth Dovey

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 by Celeste Liebenberg

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 by Betty Blumenthal

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 by Eddy Eagar

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 by Heather Haydock

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 by Ray and Elaine Cory

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 by Louisa van der Hoeven

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 by Tania Naude

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 by Jason Geyser

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 by Minette Minnaar

Melody was very helpful and efficient during all phases of my trip. I can definitely recommend her!

Sent by Jacques Botha

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 by Tania Victor

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 by Sarah Courtney

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 by Lizel en Pieter Visser

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