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  • 599.jpg More Sue Gardiner and Paul Lonergan. October 2013
    He has an amazing wealth of knowledge about the history and geology of his country and his enthusiasm is a joy to witness.
  • m_dscn0123r.jpg More Dalit. September 2013
    On top of that, I have to say that we all had an instant "click" with you from the first moment, so the atmosphere was fun,..... I feel that we has been privileged to experience all of that with you, enjoy your wealth of knowledge, and your "knowing how" way of finding all this amazing animals in the wild. It was a breath taking experience!
  • m_040_3a_copy.jpg More Chris and Mary Watkins. June 2013
    In Alan Fogarty we could not have asked for a more informed and personable guide on our tour of Port Elizabeth South Africa. His knowledge of the history and development of his beautiful city is encyclopedic.
  • m_245_copy.jpg More Ockert Coleske. May 2013
    Just wanted to thank you personally for looking after everyone, even the > French people! Seriously, you guys did everything to cater for our needs, > even if a bit unexpected. Sorry about that. > > Thanks again. > > By the way, the Phoenix Hotel is a gem. We will definitely be back.
  • m_dsc_0004.jpg More Halvor Jahre. May 2013
    Thank you for a fantastic day in the park. Late but better than never. Here are my Caracal pictures taken on the 4 January this year for your website as promised.
  • m_389.jpg More David Gething. April 2013
    Ash, Rich and I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks so much for taking us out to Addo. We had a brilliant time, and the trip far exceeded our expectations. You made it much more enjoyable with your commentary and good nature. Thanks again and next time I'm looking for a Safari you're the people I'll call. I'll also put a thanks up on TripAdvisor.
  • m_388..jpg More Richard Hall. April 2013
    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the tour Alan took us on Monday. It was fantastic, a great selection of wiildlife, and Alan really made the tour, he was great. If you could pass our thanks on to him again, that would be greatly appreciated. So, thanks for making our trip such a good one; hope to get the opportunity to do it again some time.
  • m_131_copy.jpg More Renata and Hana. April 2013
    We thank you so much for the days we could spend accompanied by both of you in Addo Elephant National Park , in its different sections. (Main camp, Kabouga, Darlington Lake, dunes on the coast of Indian Ocean. We spent beautiful 4, 5 days, we enjoyed the tour into the wild bushes as much as we enjoyed your accompany on the game drives. We never forget these holidays in the fascinating South Africa.
  • m_jar_361.jpg More Klara Pichova Dudkova. April 2013
    I am happy to hear that even you enjoyed the trip with Czech ladies;-). They were excited and happy about every minute that had with you guys and on safari. I would like to thank you again! I am very satisfied with my decision to take your offer. I am very happy we had opportunity to meet . I hope I can come to you one day and ask you for Uganda trip to gorillas. This is my dream:-)
  • m_dscn9774.jpg More Ewa Kittel-Prejs. March 2013
    Just want to say ‘thank-you’ for a fantastic safari and looking after me in SA! I had a great time and will cherish all the good and hot memories of my stay, especially now as it’s still below zero back home:(
  • m_jar_183.jpg More Klara Pichova Dudkova. February 2013
    I have studied all offers I received in previous few days. Together with my mum, we have decided for taking your offer from below described reasons even though your offer is from the financial point of view the highest - offer itself which I find very nice, full of interesting activities - your and Angelika ' s positive and pro client oriented attitude towards us, regular communication and letting me know what you do, why and what are the next steps - you replied on my demand as the first one - you accommodated the program into my resp. mum's needs
  • m_017_copy.jpg More Peter and Ursula Worwag. January 2013
    As the father of the family I want to say thank you ones more for your very effective tour you gave us through the Ado Elephant Park. It was a real pleasure to be with you. I took the opportunity in giving your address to our travel agency together with a big recommendation.
  • m_233_2.jpg More Larry and Heather Johns. January 2013
    We remember often what a tremendous day that was and have told many friends that your knowledge in so many areas was so meaningful and appreciated.
  • m_017.jpg More Eberhard Worwag. January 2013
    We indeed had the most wonderful time with Alan in Addo. Everybody of our group is still overwhelmed with the impressions and we are still talking a lot about the animals seen (especially of course the close up on the lions).
  • m_260.jpg More Tina and George Lovell. December 2012
    Alan, thank you so much for a memorable day at Addo. If you recall I told you we had located your name and company in a travel book. It was the Frommer's travel guide which I can confirm as after returning to Cape Town we met a couple from the US who happened to have a copy of the book.
  • m_dsc_92.jpg More Nina Toettermann. October 2012
    The highlight on our trip was going on the safari with Alan though. What a great day we had!! John and I were going to e-mail you to thank you both for everything you did for us. Alan was such a great guide and the whole booking experience with you was such a pleasure. We'll be recommending you guys to everyone we know who's going to Africa. We're also planning to write about our experience on Tripadvisor.
  • m_043_4..jpg More Margi Newton, Riverside Lodge. June 2012
    Been meaning to drop you a line and thank you for yet another highly successful tour. Dorota and John thoroughly enjoyed their time with you on Saturday, so much so that Peter and I want to make a booking ourselves.
  • m_040_2..jpg More Michael. May 2012
    Our day with you in Addo was marvellous. Your love of the park and everything that is in it was palpable and the fact that you could together communicate that, and all your knowledge, to us in two languages made it an exceptional experience for each of us. We have been telling everybody what a good holiday it was. People are interested and want to see our pictures.
  • m_006..jpg More Susanne Peterseil. April 2012
    Just a quick note to say thank you one more time…. Our trip to Addo Elephant Park was thoroughly enjoyable and Bumkazi was thrilled to see her first Elephant ever! We all had a great time and want to compliment you on your service excellence. Your knowledge is extensive and makes the tour worthwhile. Attached are two photos I took of the wildlife...I tried to put them onto your website but could not quite figure out how. So I am sure I can just email them to you.
  • m_m_020bc.jpg More Corinna and Christian Joest. February 2012
    Es war wirklich eine wunderschöne Zeit mit euch und wir haben es sehr genossen. So umsorgt zu werden, einfach himmlisch!!!! Ihr habt ja alles noch einmal getoppt! -- Wir hatten die beste Zeit mit Euch! So langsam verarbeite ich die ganzen Eindrücke. – Eure Bilder habe ich mir auch schon angesehen, die sind ja traumhaft! – Da habe ich dann schon wieder Tränen in den Augen. – Ich vermisse Euch sehr! Wir sind uns alle so richtig ans Herz gewachsen. Aber—wir waren gestern bei unseren Freunden und die wollen nächstes Jahr SA machen und da haben wir schon beschlossen, dass wir gemeinsam mit Euch auf Tour gehen möchten. Das ist doch schon mal ein guter Plan und mildert die Sehnsucht etwas.
  • m_054.b.jpg More Henry. February 2012
    I cannot express thanks adequately for our day with you last week. You show a passion and dedication to your work that is rare. I think that we are both lucky in that way. Alan taught us so much about the Eastern Cape, the history of the people, animals, parks, flora and fauna that we came away with much much more than a game drive.
  • m_121.b.jpg More Yngve Gustafsson. March 2012
    We´re back in Sweden again and longing to get back to sunny South Africa. Thank you for the fantastic Safari, it´s a memory for life.
  • m_101.a.jpg More Alex Chen. December 2011
    The trip with Alan tours ( +27 (0)41 378 1486 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 ........