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  • m_101.a.jpg More Alex Chen. December 2011
    The trip with Alan tours (info@alantours.co.za +27 (0)41 378 1486 www.alantours.co.za) sharing in his accumulated knowledge and sense of humour is a World class experience in a world class destination.
  • m_img_0421d.jpg More Jacques and Diana. December 2011
    You showed us so many amazing places. From the beautiful sights and wildlife of the Mountain Zebra park to the peace and quiet of Hogsback and the incredible the Haven nature reserve. Diana and I still think this is spelled wrong because this must be Heaven. We never will forget our trip across the Mbashe river to the Dwesa reserve, the bull that was standing in the sea, all the seashells, thousands of crabs, the whale skeleton.
  • m_p8210137..jpg More Sohaila Abdulali. August 2011
    Thank you so much for giving me such a grand day yesterday! Now that I have survived the night without finding any monsters under the bed, I am back in the office and online, and I can write to tell you what a great time I had with the two of you. I could not have found better people with whom to experience the elephants in the fields of daisies, the mating goshawks, the great views, the fine cup of coffee, and everything else. You clearly love Addo and all its aspects, big and small, and I was so happy to share it with you for a day.
  • m_p7060287..jpg More Carolyn (Ritt) Wilkins. July 2011
    I am writing to thank you for showing me some of the most fantastic sights I have ever seen. While on tour with you today I saw herds of elephants, buffalo, lions, antelope and many rare and beautiful birds. But the highlight of the trip came when we were able to see a large black rhino less than 50 feet from our jeep. There were several other cars touring the park while we were there but I doubt they got to see all the things we did. Your years of experience in the bush country clearly showed as you followed the animal tracks to guide us to the hiding places of even the most reclusive animals. You answered all our questions with patience and even bought us lunch.
  • m_img_4337..jpg More Neil Kreeger. May 2011
    I just wanted to thank you (now that I’m back from my 2 incredible weeks at Kruger) for having shown us the Eastern Cape and sharing your knowledge (I took so many notes!) and passion of the area with us. It was a real pleasure to meet you and I sincerely hope that I will one day be able to return the favour here in Paris. I wish you an excellent weekend and hope to see you again soon.
  • More Roland. May 2011
    I just got back to Canada after visiting Botswana (wonderful!) and Norway. Thanks again for a *fantastic* tour of Addo.
  • m_img_4337.b.jpg More Eoghan Corry. May 2011
    Thanks to you Alan, for your hospitality on our press trip visit last week. It was a hugely enriching and relaxing experience.
  • m_p5120067..jpg More Claire. May 2011
    Alan, you truly are a sweetheart. Thank you so much on behalf of everybody for being such a wonderful guide and companion on our little adventure!
  • More Liz and Frank Daalder. May 2011
    Thanks again for the terrific tour of Port Elizabeth last Monday week. We're not big on guided tours (especially Frank as you would have quickly gathered!!). You really opened up that part of the world for us so comprehensively, in fact from the beginning of time. I think spending the day with you and finishing up at Red Location Museum made such an impact on Frank that that's the reason why he's calling it the highlight of his month in South Africa.
  • m_p4030041d.jpg More Christina. April 2011
    vielen herzlichen Dank fuer die schoene und interessante Tour zum Seaview und Kragga Kamma Game Reserve! Der Cheetah war definitiv ein highlight meines Urlaubs! Dir und Alan alles Gute und bis zum naechsten Sued Afrika Urlaub.
  • m_p3020062.jpg More Oswald und Gerlinde Eckert. March 2011
    Dank unserer Tochter Doris duerfen wir ein paar Tage Port Elizabeth erleben. Vielen Dank auch an euch beide, wir haben durch euch schoene Stunden erlebt. Wir werden auch Sued Afrika in guter Erinnerung behalten.
  • m_p1070197..jpg More Svetlana & Gregor. January 2011
    Next time – only with you! Thanks a lot! Vielen Dank und bis zum naechsten mal!
  • m_p3170042d.jpg More Thella. March 2011
    There are a handful of days in my life which I consider 'cameo' days and our trip to Addo on Thursday is definitely one of those rare and unforgettable days. Thank you both for all your time, care, expertise and the delicious lunch!! It is I day that I will never forget and the Land Rover is such a perfect vehicle for viewing - the parts of the park I had never been to took my breath away and some of the photographs I took are good. My favourite photos are the ones taken right near the end of the day of the elephants eating Plumbago in the evening light - just heavenly.
  • More Diane Chorley. March 2011
    A week ago yesterday, you took me and two friends ( Vanessa and Jill ) to the Addo Elephant Park. It was a superb day and we all designated it as the very best way to end a super holiday in South Africa. Once again thank you for sharing your knowledge and for being so patient with us in terms of photography. As I write this I can smell the coffee!
  • m_p2100001.jpg More Corinna and Christian Joest. March 2011
    finally after nearly two weeks back in Germany I just like to send a little "hello"! On one hand we are already back to routine on the other I´m still in Africa. I´m trying very hard to relaxed manners, which I brought back from my trip with you. I hope you and Angelika are well and your business is good! Can´t wait to plan the next trip with you!
  • More Jonas, Astrid, Axel and Christina. December 2010
    Thank you Alan! This was really a huge experience for us to be able to see this part of South Africa through your eyes. I’m sure this will be in our minds for the rest of our lives!
  • More Josefine. December 2010
    Thanks so much for a fantastic day on Thursday and for the photos. Thembisa and I both had a wonderful time and have been telling our colleagues and friends about the adventure since we got back. I very much hope we can come back and cover the stories we discussed with you. I am optimistic we may be able to go again in February or March. Thanks again for turning our Thursday into a fascinating and informative adventure.
  • img_6414.png More Wallace Beaton. November 2010
    Fantastic day with a fantastic guide. Many thanks Alan, for sharing your passion + knowledge of Addo NP.
  • More Marie-Anick. November 2010
    Wow, what a lovely ride! Great service, great story, great viewing. Just a fantastic day.......... I love Africa!
  • m_img_9393.b.jpg More Wallace. November 2010
    Thanks Alan. We had a wonderful day and I hope your business continues to grow without losing your very personal touch. As we say in French, “à la prochaine” (until next time)…
  • m_img_9502.jpg More Sanusha and Patrick. November 2010
    Apologies for this late email. We've only just come to the end of our holiday and now checking email etc. We want to thank you, once again, for such an amazing experience. You made it fun and informative. We're still talking about our day with the elephants! We've been recommending you to EVERYONE! On a more personal note, Patrick proposed!! So we'll be getting married next year! We will definitely be bringing our families to PE for the Elephant experience.
  • m_img_3730.jpg More Lovell Anstee. February 2010
    At last things have settled and I have a chance to write. I do not have the words to express how our time was with you! When people ask me here how was the safari I can answer that I was so apprehensive about it as I was so excited about doing a safari for the first time and knew that it really could not live up to my expectations…. It was everything and more! What an experience. Thank you so much for everything, your knowledge, cooking, patience and thoughtfulness. It was an experience that will forever be in my heart. I do wish that I was eloquent enough portray to you the feelings that it evoked in me.
  • img_7570.png More Lee and Maggie.
    Hi Alan, Firstly a big thank you from both Lee and I for the wonderful trips with you. We are agog at your knowledge and passion, and would love to think that maybe one day we can repeat the experience without the excessive heat of last Tuesday!
  • m_img_7727..jpg More Sandy and Brian Gallup. January 2010
    However, if you truly want to see the elephant and smell the smoke of Africa, then you must ask Alan to take you far from the towns and cities, to some of his hidden away places, for a least a couple of days! That’s where he really shines. You will get close with remote African people and wildlife in a way that only Alan Tours can provide. You’ll find yourself in wonderful places that few travellers ever get to see.........We have recently booked our third tour with Alan. It will be a 10 day event for our party of five including our one year old grandson. (Alan will soon have him muttering in Afrikaans, I’m sure.) Our adventure will include Addo Game Reserve and the Wild Coast.
  • img_1801.png More Travis W. Heggie Ph.D.
    Out of all the places I have been and the experiences I have collected, the time I spent with you in the Eastern Cape ranks at the very top. Also, in addition to your hospitality, two things that really impressed me were your commitment to a sustainable (low environmental impact) tourism operation and your in-depth knowledge of both the natural and cultural environment. We could have simply stood on those coastal sand dunes and admired the scenery while watching the whales splashing in the water. Instead, I came away with a memory of the scenery and an in depth understanding of the culture and anthropology of the early people who inhabited those dunes. Wow!
  • m_170.jpg More David Newsome. December 2009
    Fogarty is an example of what a tour guide should be. State of the art tour guiding is engaging your client regardless of the situation. Fogarty can even make a pile of elephant dung an utterly astonishing and memorable experience! Such guiding means that what ever the conditions, and whatever is is seen or not seen, the tour is truly an unforgettable experience!
  • img_2836.png More Dean and Amanda
    While visiting, we met up with an incredible tour guide named Alan Fogarty.......We toured to Addo with him for some Elephant viewing, did a memorable Port Elizabeth Township and Tavern tour, and had an incredible full-day offroad experience into the interior of the country. Needless to say, we were thoroughly impressed, and have several friends who are going next year who we have passed on the strong recommendation to. ......He without a doubt, Alan single-handedly made our vacation unforgettable.
  • m_img_2551a.jpg More Chris and Anne Shrapnel. November 2009
    Just a quick note to say hello and to say how much Anne and enjoyed your company on our brief tour of PE. Not brief because of the time that we spent with you but because of the very limited time that we allowed for our time in PE itself. In fact the whole SA experience was far better than we had anticipated; the security thing never manifested itself and we met some wonderful, wonderful people, both black, white and in-between that has made a return trip a must. Including a trip to touch base with you. Suffice to say that the day with yourself was an eye-opener ........
  • More Nigel Jones. October 2009
    Your experience and knowledge provided a really interesting interpretation of the area. I hope I will return in the future and I could explore another location/event/area with you.
  • More Brian. September 2008
    When I look back over our travels together one of my favourite memories is the night in the rain with the flat tires. I tell that story the most. “My real African adventure” When we went to that farm stand for repairs and the lady offered me a drink. This was beautiful “old school” hospitality. I told the flat-tire story, recently, to an old pal of mine. ( his idea of a holiday is for he and his wife ( he got married for the first time when he was 52)to trailer his horses to the Cypress Hill and disappear for a couple of weeks.) He thought it was really living! – Pouring rain, local guys helping to fix the tires, muddy roads, midnight, a snifter of whiskey for those that wish. You can live more during a repair in a rainstorm than most people live in a month !
  • img_6192.png More Sally and Mike Kennis
    Back in a cold U.K. after our 4th visit to South Africa and 4th to Port Elizabeth & Addo Elephant National Park. Mike and I would like to thank you for making our safari this year the best day we have had there by far, enhanced by your unparalleled knowledge and humour. (Could you please conjure up a lion for us next time !!!) We look forward to doing another trip with you in the future.

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