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  • a567.jpg More Oona. 7 April 2019
    Me and my family we had the best tour with Alan that day and it will definitely be something to remember by for the rest of our lives. Alan's expertise and passion towards animals and the job was amazing and we learnt a lot during the day with him. Also, everything was arranged with you with care and the information and details you provided us beforehand was very much appreciated and useful. Thank you very much for everything! Please convey mine and my family's warmest regards to Alan and to the rest of your team! Keep up the good work and maybe we'll see again when we come back to visit South Africa!
  • m_img_881870.jpg More Amanda. 3 April 2019
    It was indeed a memorable day and a lovely birthday for my fiance. It was so special :-)
  • m_img_995032.jpg More Andrea. 26 March 2019
    I would like to extend thanks to you on behalf of the staff and students who were part of the multi-disciplinary group from NMU that participated in the sea-to-source pilgrimage from March 22-24. We are grateful to you for arranging a tour of the lighthouse for us and taking the time to share with us your knowledge of its interesting history and details of its construction and workings.
  • More Jeff. 23 March 2019
    We arranged this tour from our cruise ship with 7 guests and loved it. We saw a hyena kill of a zebra, 2 brother lions, mongoose, red Hartebeest locking horns, a wonderful lunch included, and large elephant family including many baby elephants. All well organized with great commentary by guide Shene.
  • More Thomas. 26 Maerz 2019
    Danke erstmal für deine ausführliche und ganz tolle Ausflugsbeschreibung. Es hört sich alles ganz toll an. Habe selten so eine ausführliche Ausflugsbeschreibung bekommen. Sehr gerne würden wir dann die Tour bei ihnen buchen
  • m_img_0356mm67.jpg More Robert. 19 March 2019
    A lovely way to experience PE and Addo. Allan has a broad and deep knowledge of both historical interests and the beautiful wildlife of the eastern cape.
  • m_img_971027.jpg More Peter. 15 March 2019
    The pick up at the port was organised to coincide with the time of our cruise ship’s arrival and Alan himself was our guide for the day. What a knowledgeable and affable man, he really could not do enough for us. On arrival at the park we passed through an area of scrub where the first ‘wild life encounter’ was a dung beetle spotted by the eagle eyed Alan. I was worried!! Needlessly, Alan then proceeded to wend his way through the park visiting various water holes we saw an amazing variety of wild life, made possible by Alan’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the habitat and habits of the park residents.......and there we were, just in the right spot to see three adolescent lion cubs try their luck with four grumpy old Cape Buffalo to be King of the water hole.
  • m_img_0299j14.jpg More Jutta. 11 March 2019
    zurück in Deutschland möchten wir uns hiermit ganz ganz herzlich für die tolle Safari durch den Addo-Park bedanken. Es war ein toller Tag, hat richtig Spaß gemacht. Wir sind froh Alan-Tours gebucht zu haben, top. Und als Guide hätten wir keinen besseren kriegen können, Andrew ist absolut klasse.
  • m_dscn688118.jpg More Pam. 11 March 2019
    An overdue thank you for these pictures. They bring back great memories. We arrived home a few days ago and are still struggling with having to get our own meals!!! We will sing your praises to all we know who are heading your way.
  • m_img_836976.jpg More Miriam. 10 March 2019
    Barry and I had a great time at Addo. Some ladies from the Oceania Feb 3, 2020 cruise have been following my daily diary and asked who we used and which guide we had. I definitely recommended your company.
  • m_img_091565.jpg More Keith. 10 March 2019
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience with a tour of Addo Elephant Park booked with Alan Tours. The positive experience began when I inquired about the tour and received a comprehensive and timely response. This continued with answers to my e-mail questions and additional details leading up to the tour. Our tour guide Andrew was outstanding. Andrew made the day very special for us. He provided terrific information as we drove from the port to the National Park and this continued throughout the tour. He organized a terrific day for us and new precisely where to go within the park to find a nice range of animals and birds for us to see. His respect for wildlife and for others is very clear. I highly recommend Alan Tours and look forward to using them again in the future.
  • m_dscn575257.jpg More Ruth. 6 March 2019
    From pick up to drop off, Andrew was the ultimate guide for us from his knowledge of Africa, the park, the animals through to his great sense of humour. A superb day not to be missed if you are in Port Elizabeth. We've already recommended Alans Tours (and Andrew) to fellow travellers. The day completely surpassed our expectations!
  • m_dscn6773b27.jpg More Maria Isabel. 6 March 2019
    It was my first safari and I must say that everything run very well. The previous contacts for booking with Angelika were very efficient and easy. The guide, Andrew, explained everything with full knowledge and provided very good assistance during the 12 hours of our tour.
  • m_img20190219wa000934.jpg More Debra. 6 March 2019
    We went to Addo with Alan Tours from a cruise ship and had quite limited time. But no worries, everything was extremely well planned and ran like clockwork. Paul was waiting for us at the pier and off we went. He is a super nice guy, very knowledgeable, and non-intrusive. An excellent driver. When we arrived at the park, he really knew where to look to find animals and we saw far more than other people on the ship (that we talked to when we returned). Got lots of amazing pics and even managed to spot a couple lions (taking a nap in the shade) before our tour ended. Had a nice, quickly served and tasty lunch in the park and then resumed game viewing. And saw even more (incl. above mentioned lions). All in all, definitely worth the money.
  • m_img_95521587.jpg More Sally. 2 March 2019
    You always have a great day as Alan knows this park inside out and can find the animals whatever the weather. I also love the fact he mentions the birds, trees and flowers. Provides refreshments and is excellent company. Whenever we are in Port Elizabeth we make sure we have a day out with him. hopefully we shall be able to return for another visit.
  • m_img_948431.jpg More Karen. 1 March 2019
    Alan Tours was terrific. We were picked up by Alan himself, from the cruise port and taken to Addo Elephant Park after a brief city tour of Port Elizabeth. What a day! He is a true bushman, an animal whisper. Alan was professional, attentive and respectful of the environment. His enthusiasm for the animals was evident in everything he did. The lunch Angelika prepared for us for the day (to meet our specific timelines/goals for the day) was exceptional! We were very exhilarated by the various animal sightings & cannot recommend Alan Tours enough. An outstanding guide.
  • m_img_929744.jpg More Susanna. 26 February 2019
    We had previously arranged a safari package with Alan Tours and it was the very best decision we made. All the arrangements were made before we arrived and went off without a hitch. To say that Alan is knowledgeable about wildlife is an understatement. He's a walking encyclopedia and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. He knew exactly where to find the animals and spent as much time as we wanted at each site. Alan has a respect and passion for nature which is infectious and we only wish we had more time to spend with him.
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    Pam. 25 February 2019
    Met by Andrew at Port Elizabeth's dock at 8:am and had a wonderful 11 hours exploring Addo Elephant N.P.. Saw lots of wildlife and learned lots from Andrew, who was so knowledgeable about the indigenous flora and fauna. The trip included a stop for morning tea and a light restaurant lunch. The time passed all too quickly.
  • img_6496.jpg More Ken. 19. February 2019
    Many thanks, we of course have hundreds of photos including several of Malcolm. Can you please pass on our thanks for the enthusiasm and interest he showed during a day when the tempuratures reached 45.5 in his experience near to a record. Although it was too hot for the Lions we saw every other animal possible thanks to his hard work tracking then down. He is an outstanding guy and we hope as he gradually retires he maintains his interest in life and wildlife. Many thanks for a very full and facinating day.
  • m_dscn516418.jpg More Stefan. 19 February 2019
    Our guide Andrew was excellent and told us a lot about the wildlife. A few days after the safari we event got some pictures which were taken during the day by Andrew. The booking procedure with Angelika was also very efficient and friendly. We can highly recommend this company!
  • m_michelle_and_scott88.jpg More Michelle. 17 February 2019
    We had an absolutely wonderful day and truly enjoyed spending the day with Malcolm. He was a great guide.
  • m_img_826129.jpg More Geoff. 12 February 2019
    We were amazed at the variety of different animals in the reserve and how close we were to them. Alan exploded that expectation into something fabulous.
  • m_dscn546633.jpg More Eric. 31 January 2019
    Wir hatten einen tollen Tag im Addo Elephant National Park. Unser Tourguide (Andrew) war sehr professionell und sympathisch. Die Tiere bekommt man in solch einem natürlichen Lebensraum nicht oft und vor allem nicht so nah zu sehen. Vielen, vielen Dank dafür!
  • m_img_0232m74.jpg More Carsten. 15 January 2019
    Wurden in der Unterkunft abgeholt und den ganzen Tag wurde sich toll um uns gekümmert. Unser Guide war sehr erfahren und unter anderem mit anderen Guides vernetzt, so dass bei Neuigkeiten wir sofort wußten, wo was passiert ist. Die anschließende Tour zum Elefantenreiten war einmalig!!
  • m_dscn499534.jpg More Rupert. 14 January 2019
    We both wanted to tell you what an amazing day we had today and thank Andrew. He was a very knowledgeable guide and a very interesting person who made a great day an outstanding day.
  • m_img_759791.jpg More Neil. 14 January 2019
    We had booked Alan for a private tour of Addo Elephant Reserve for 1pm. On disembarking Alan himself was there beside the ship waiting for our party. (This is important to book someone that has port access as it's a fair walk to the outside area!) Entry was in the Southern gate (buses had to take the long way round to the northern gate) meant more time in the park itself. Well Alan knew exactly where and when to be at the right places also positioning our vehicle so we had excellent viewing. We were all astounded just how close we were to the animals. To this day one of our group maintains one of the elephants 'winked' at her! Vehicle was clean and well maintained. Alan was also conscious of time factor as we had to be back on board for a 9pm sailing. Highly recommended if you are on a tight schedule as we were. All in all an excellent day had by us all with numerous high points. Thank you Alan and Angelika for such a fantastic safari. Pleasure to deal with and booking process so easy.
  • m_dscn491629.jpg More John. 13 January 2019
    Alan Tours website and email contact were very professional, easy to use and gave detailed information as to what to expect. The tour was well organized. Andrew was extremely informative. One of the best tour guides we have ever had. Best of all we saw many different animals and hundreds of elephants. It was a GREAT day. And he kept to the required scheduled so we board the ship on time. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
  • m_dscn3818e93.jpg More Elisa. 11 January 2019
    My family and I did a day trip with Alan and Angelika to the Addo Elephant Park in December 2018. The whole day was absolutely amazing I already booked the tour from Austria via Mail and it was really easy. It was great that Angelika translate the tour for our parents (because they are not so good in english). Both were anxious and because of that we saw a lot of different animals. I really recommend the tour with Alan and Angelika! It was an amazing day with them.
  • m_dscn286042.jpg More Cagdas. 11 January 2019
    Vor Ort alles bestens organisiert. Pünktliche Abholung am Hotel durch unseren Guide Andrew, der immer sehr bemüht war und uns jede Menge Infos über Südafrika, den Park und die Tiere gegeben hat. Wir haben fast alle der Big 5 gesehen. Besonders beeindruckend war natürlich das Beobachten der Löwen. Nur die Nashörner wollten sich an unserem Tag im Park nicht zeigen, was aber locker zu verkraften war, denn die Tierwelt dort ist einfach sehenswert. Elefanten groß und klein, Büffel, Zebras, Kudus, Warzenschweine und und und... Es bleibt ein unvergessenes Erlebnis und wir können jedem nur eine Safari mit Alan Tours empfehlen.
  • m_img_590436.jpg More Clement. 10 January 2019
    Alan nous a tout de suite mis à l'aise et a créé une ambiance conviviale grâce à son charisme. La découverte de Port Elizabeth a été très intéressante : Alan est un passionné qui maîtrise parfaitement son sujet. C'est sans aucun doute le meilleur guide pour l'Eastern Cape !
  • m_dscn486292.jpg More Markus. 10 January 2019
    Gestern war unsere Tour und ich bin immer noch völlig begeistert, war ein absolut rund um gelungener Tag. Dieses fantastische Tier-und Naturerlebnis in so einem bequemen und individuellen Rahmen erleben zu dürfen, war für mich/uns wirklich etwas ganz besonderes. Und selbstverständlich allergrößte Auszeichnung an Andrew. Wir waren uns glaub von der ersten Sekunde an direkt sympathisch. Dies als Grundlage in Verbindung mit seinem umfassenden Know-How, seiner sehr großen Erfahrung, seinen faszinierenden Geschichten und seiner perfekten Zeitplanung, ist er einer der besten Guides, die ich je erleben durfte.
  • m_dscn457430.jpg More Karolin. 8 January 2019
    Wir kommen gerade von unserer 12stündigen Tour mit Andrew zurück und sind restlos begeistert. Wir hatten Glück und haben zahlreiche Elefanten, Zebras, Antilopen, eine riesige Büffelherde und sogar Löwen gesehen. Wir können die Tour wirklich jedem empfehlen. Vom ersten Kontakt mit Angelika bis zum Ende war es einfach wunderbar. Ein besonderer Dank gilt natürlich unserem Guide Andrew, der sehr nett und engagiert war und damit unsere Erwartungen für diesen Ausflug übertroffen hat!
  • m_img_664718.jpg More Claudia. 7 January 2019
    Wir empfehlen euch auf jeden Fall unseren Freuden weiter. Carsten tut es bereits auf jeder Feier er war von der privaten Führung begeistert!
  • m_dscn080564.jpg More James. 1 January 2019
    We did the Cape Recife/Lighthouse tour. The booking process was very easy and professional. The email correspondence was wonderful and the employees were so friendly! Our guide Andrew was amazing! Our flight got in very early to Port Elizabeth. We squeezed in the tour before going to Shamwari. We were picked up at the airport promptly around 8:30 a.m. and were transported around in a nice SUV. They adjusted the times based on our needs! The guide lives in Port Elizabeth and was really passionate about his city. He wanted us to leave having a good feel for the area even though the tour was only 4 hours. He showed us a lot of cool things that weren't technically part of the tour. He was very accommodating with letting us customize. I would highly recommend Alan Tours and would use again myself if ever in Port Elizabeth!
  • m_dscn419259.jpg More Paul. 29 December 2018
    Andrew did a terrific job!! We all enjoyed the afternoon with him very much.
  • m_20180202photo0000009276.jpg More Bill. 29 December 2018
    A Christmas story: You and Amanda assisted by Alan and Lyn, have been absolutely brilliant and I can't thank you enough.
  • m_img_7382j44.jpg More Johannes. 25. Dezember 2018
    Wir haben den Tag und vor allem auch die Gesellschaft von Alan sehr genossen. Es war ein sehr Eindrucksvolles und tolles Erlebnis, das auch nur durch Alan so gut werden konnte. Vielen lieben Dank für die Bilder und das Video. Damit haben wir eine sehr schöne Erinnerung an unsere Zeit.
  • m_img_6676.jpg More Florian. 14 December 2018
    Das sind echt tolle Erinnerungen, sowohl die Fotos als auch das Video. Wir haben Euch schon fleißig weiterempfohlen! Wir schicken weihnachtliche Grüße nach Südafrika
  • m_dscn391053.jpg More Georgios. 10 December 2018
    We had a wonderful time during the tour. It was really nice and Andrew is a great guide. Very experienced and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed it. Please thank him once again from our side. :)
  • m_dscn391467.jpg More Ann. 10 December 2018
    Jason and I had the most incredible and special day at Addo - many thanks to Andrew who gave us the tour of our life time. Many thanks to you and everyone at Alan tour for making the booking procedure so easy. When I have more time during Christmas break I will post a review on trip advisor. We look forward to returning to South Africa and join another Alan tour soon.
  • m_dscn393499.jpg More Mike. 10 December 2018
    It was a great day and Andrew was fantastic! You will be highly recommended in the future!
  • m_dscn3410r50.jpg More Romy. 7 December 2018
    Wir haben den Tag mit Andrew sehr genossen und er war ein ausgezeichneter Guide. Wir haben viel gelernt und gelacht. Wir würden es jedem empfehlen, mit euch auf Tour zu gehen.
  • m_20181107_09003359.jpg More Glenn. 28 November 2018
    We loved our trip to Addo, we will never forget it; Malcolm was brilliant! I am recommending your company to other people planning on visiting SA, everything about the experience was perfect; thank you so much
  • m_dscn303662.jpg More Thomas. 20 November 2018
    Ein wundervoller Tag im Addo Elephant NP mit unserem Guide Andrew. Wir haben sehr viele tolle Tiere gesehen und eine menge Elefanten. Diese Eindrücke sind nicht in Worte zu fassen und es waren wundervolle Erlebnisse. Andrew hat uns sehr viele interessante Informationen über die Tiere und die Natur gegeben. Ein sehr gelungener Ausflug und nur zu empfehlen.
  • m_20181108_12264373.jpg More Michelle. 18 November 2018
    To say that our day was mind-blowing would be an understatement. Under Malcoms expert guidance we had the priviledge of seeing five (yes five!) lions, umpteen elephants, a herd of buffalo on the move crossing the road not far from our vehicle, zebra, warthogs, kudu, red hartebeest, a secretary bird and many others I won't list now. It wasn't just the big animals. He was able to point out some of the smaller animals we would have probably missed, like the cape starling. Our day genuinely couldn't have been better.
  • m_dscn230373.jpg More Derek. 18 November 2018
    We took the Big7 tour with Alan Tours/Raggy Charters as a way to finish up a magical holiday in South Africa and honestly could not have had a better, more magical day. Sharing in the guides' genuine passion and enthusiasm for the wildlife and the area was just an amazing experience.
  • m_img_487344.jpg More Irit. 15 November 2018
    Thank you very much for the beautiful souvenir. We had a wonderful trip and It's very exciting to remember all the experiences we've gone through
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    The tour was excellent as in addition to seeing a variety of animals, Andrew kept explaining about the lives of the animals, how they interact,etc. excellent value for money would recommend to do whilst in Port Elizabeth.
  • m_dscn245957.jpg More Veronika und Sabine. 6 November 2018
    Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Tag im Addo. Mit unserem Guide Andrew haben wir Löwen und vor allem jede Menge Elefanten(babies) gesehen. Aber wir bekamen auch über die kleinen Bewohner von Mistkäfern bis Vögeln Interessantes erzählt. Wären wir alleine durch den Park gefahren, wäre es ohne Frage ein nicht so umfassend schönes Erlebnis gewesen. Danke an Andrew und Alna Tours.
  • m_dscn222865.jpg More Clement. 6 November 2018
    My mum and I had a great time with Andrew. He was an extremely good guide and we enjoyed our half day tour with him. In fact, we wished that we had a full day tour with him instead! Will definitely strongly recommend him to others. I like the off beaten track areas that your company offers!