Hello, I’m Melina and I have lived in Franschhoek since 2001 after having moved from Johannesburg to settle my family in this very special Valley. We were inspired by the beautiful landscapes and first settled our family in Franschhoek, after having built our dream home on one of the country’s premier niche lifestyle estates, surrounded by mountains, vineyards and olive trees.
For my first few years in Franschhoek I worked for a leading brand in the rental market and then went on to start my own rentals company concentrating mainly on short term lets, property management and long term rentals. Having developed a passion for the sales side, I then sold the company and focussed on selling high end properties, becoming a consistent top agent for another leading real estate brand.
My years in both sales, rentals and property management have provided me with wonderful experiences, people awareness and an excellent grounding of the Winelands area and what it has to offer. I am passionate about the area we live in and the people that make it what it is.
The area has not only provided me and my family with a rich understanding and appreciation of lifestyle and beauty but of the importance of pulling together in a country of such diversity and change.
My passion for sharing this experience and bringing people together to realise their dreams has led me to continue the pursuit of matching buyers in their journey to new beginnings in an area of remarkable beauty, community diversity, world class accommodation and restaurants, wine estates and incredible talent in the form of South African arts, design and crafts.
Our four children attended the highly regarded Bridge House School and have excelled in sport and academics with excellent preparation for their own journeys into life. Our youngest currently in Grade 10 is off on a school exchange programme to Germany soon.
I am privileged to have had the opportunity to live, work and experience the multi-dimensional aspects of living in this ever developing village and to have gained the insight and special friendships that have developed over the last 16 years.