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Handpicked Tours

Cape Town Central 7130, South Africa
+27 82 958 3392
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Great guide and great experience

We spent two days with Frances and had a wonderful time. She is great, knowledgeable and knows how... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Sagiv A
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Superlative Tour!

My family and I experienced a superlative tour on the Cape of Good Hope with Frances. She is a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
nandafamily5
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Handpicked Tours is operated by registered tour guide Frances Harrison. Handpicked Tours offers personalised bespoke tours in Cape Town and the Western Cape province of South Africa. Two of our core aims are firstly to ensure that our travellers are not just satisfied with our service, but that they feel Handpicked Tours has exceded their greatest expectations; secondly, I aim to provide a great deal of exclusivity by paying much attention to detail whilst keeping my clients’s preferences in mind at all times.I am passionate about people! As a qualified and registered tour guide, I have a love for travel and tourism in the beautiful Western Cape Province of South Africa. I truly desire to share this wonderful land with all discerning travellers. For the past twelve years I have independently explored this amazing little portion of Africa at the southern tip of the continent, and having done so, I have gone to great lengths in order to handpick some of the very best destinations on offer. These destinations are often unheard of and uncommercialised, with the result being that guests experience Cape Town and the Western Cape in an exclusive, original way. Handpicked Tours will not disappoint in delivering to all our travellers memories to excite for years to come!Frances
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29 May 2018
“Great guide and great experience”
15 Aug 2017
“Superlative Tour!”
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Cape Town Central 7130, South Africa
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+27 82 958 3392
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We spent two days with Frances and had a wonderful time. She is great, knowledgeable and knows how to take care of all your needs. I wish we had more time to spend with her. She is definitely recommended!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

My family and I experienced a superlative tour on the Cape of Good Hope with Frances. She is a wonderful guide, so patient and kind. If we return to South Africa we will definitely tour with Frances again!

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Frances provided an excellent and custom made tour for us in Cape Town and near areas. She knows a lot of the history and current situations of South Africa. We had so much laughter and joy with her! We would warmly recommend her if you...More

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Frances H, Owner at Handpicked Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thank you so much for your review Mari! It was such a wonderful time & experience with all the young ladies. I so enjoyed living & learning whilst sharing my expertise with you all. I look forward to seeing you in Europe this year!

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

We have just returned from a trip to St Helena and a short stay in Cape Town. From the moment Frances picked us up from the airport we knew she was someone very special. We asked her if she could take us to Kirstenbosch the...More

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Frances H, Owner at Handpicked Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Tessa & David thank you for your review & your kind words. I really enjoyed our time together. It is incredible how I meet such wonderful people like yourselves - You help me grow within myself & I travel in my own country through people...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

We gave Frances a wide variety of interests and a reasonably open schedule for her to design a unique and scenic experience for us in and around Cape Town. We were overwhelmed with Fran's insight, expertise, generosity and personable nature. We enjoyed a well-balanced and...More

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Frances H, Owner at Handpicked Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

My Aussie friends thank you,thank you! It was my pleasure & thank you for your continued friendship(which by the way happens with most of my clients) I love this hobby! ;) My life has been enriched by you both. So looking forward to your return.

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

We had been recommended to take a private wine tour by some friends, since we were travelling with our 8 month old daughter. That way we could do the tour in our own speed. What we did not expect was the warm and and loving...More

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Frances H, Owner at Handpicked Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

I am so grateful & thankful - what a lovely review! I often reflect back on our time together,it was so,so special. We were friends straight away. I really am blessed,I have such wonderful clients each & every time. This is such a joy &...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

My family and I enjoyed a special time in Cape Town with Frances Harrison of Handpicked Tours. She was an excellent guide, very informative and it was a pleasure to be with her. We spent several days in the Cape Town area with Frances and...More

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Frances H, Owner at Handpicked Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Aah one of my firsts... I must admit I was rather nervous but such a great family, I was immediately free from such feelings! Thank you very much it was simply marvelous! So privileged to introduce you to Rooibos tea. I hope that you still...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Frances was recommended to us by some friends who had visited South Africa a few months before us. We only knew what the guide books tell you and we were transitioning onto a guided tour that would cover a lot of the traditional Capetown attractions....More

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Frances H, Owner at Handpicked Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thank you so much for your honest review. So true one never knows but people like you make my job easy 😊 It was a pleasure & treat. Once again sharing & caring is my motto. Giving my all & going that extra mile is...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We were introduced to Frances after having to "fire" our first guide. Frances was such a difference. Her knowledge, passion for and understanding of the area enriched our experience. We had a lot of fun while experiencing the area. Really we felt like we were...More

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Frances H, Owner at Handpicked Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Rose & Miranda 😄 Thank you ever so much! Wow feels like too long ago- it was meant! We really enjoyed our trip or shall I say outing.. Friends on board -Mother & daughter & self & son. Special journey in this life. Hoping to...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Very courteous and efficient service. The car was large, clean and comfortable. On the way to the Hotel, we received lots of advice and information from Frances on Cape Town and places to visit. We recommend using this service. Tony & Diane

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Frances H, Owner at Handpicked Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thank you Tony & Diane It was short but sweet. Lovely to have met you both & I do appreciate your kindness. Msny thanks indeed!

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