Melinda Fourie

Res Desks
Res Desks Consultant

Franschhoek office: Melinda loves the African sun and the magnificent nature that surrounds her. She is passionate about making someone's dream holiday become a reality, and when asked what she loves about working for Classic Portfolio she replies with a smile "being part of a company that has a heart for sustainability and conservation makes working with the all-girls team a dream!"

Responsibility: Managing client reservations.

Seychelles

1500km east of mainland East Africa lies an archipelago of 115 islands collectively known as Seychelles. The outer islands, with a land area of 220 km2 make up almost half of the land area of Seychelles and 2% of its population. These outer islands comprise 9 important bird areas, the largest population of giant tortoises, nesting grounds for turtles, over 180 bird species, 320 species of coral, over 1000 fish species, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, melon-headed whales and even the elusive dugong.

Within the outer islands is the Alphonse Group, the coral islands of Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier, about 1 hour's flight and 250km from Mahé. Just over 1000 km southwest of Mahé you find the Aldabra Group, including Cosmoledo and Astove Atolls. An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. The coral of the atoll often sits atop the rim of an extinct seamount or volcano which has eroded or subsided partially beneath the water. The lagoon forms over the volcanic crater or caldera while the higher rim remains above water or at shallow depths that permit the coral to grow and form the reefs.

It is amidst this vast oceanic playground that you will find Blue Safari Seychelles.

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Sasaab

Sasaab is a Morrocan-style lodge located west of the Samburu National Reserve. Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River (Kenya’s third largest watercourse), the lodge boasts spellbinding views towards the jagged peak of Mount Kenya. Set in a wild landscape, amongst the culturally proud Samburu tribe, it is the only tourist initiative in the area. Sasaab offers something for every traveller; from lodge indulgences with treatments at SpaSaab and suites with private plunge pools, to safari adventures including game drives, walking safaris, camel rides and fly-camping...

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