Guest Comments

  • img_5119.jpg More Christopher. 14 February 2020
    Enjoyed a half day tour with our superb guide Andrew who searched for and found many animals in this brilliant park, it was so good to observe so many species roaming in their natural environment. Andrew took time to pause and point out every animal, bird and vegetation on our 4 hour trip in his very comfortable vehicle Andrew made the tour so interesting If you are intending to visit Addo we would thoroughly recommend Alan Tours
  • More Dee. 13 February 2020
    We did the full day tour at the Addo Elephant Park with Alan Tours. Our tour guide, Graeme, was very knowledgeable and made our tour very memorable. The lunch in the park restaurant was very tasty as well.
  • m_img_3589b14.jpg More Brenda. 13 February 2020
    We had a great day yesterday with Alan. He was marvelous! Thank You all for such a wonderful experience.
  • m_a124.jpg More Andreas. 10 February 2020
    Vielen lieben Dank für die Bilder, aber vor allem für deine perfekte Organisation und den wundervollen Tag mit Graeme im Addo Nationalpark. Eure Tour hat uns rundum super gefallen und Dank eurer hervorragenden Betreuung und der großartigen Natur war es unser perfekter Tag in Südafrika, an denen wir uns sehr gerne zurück erinnern. ..ein dickes DANKE (vor allem auch für seinen umfangreichen Erklärungen und seine Geduld!) und liebe Grüße an Graeme!
  • m_img_123250.jpg More Kevin. 9 February 2020
    Picked up from our hotel by Andrew (hope you've got to grips with your watch) who was very friendly and knowledgeable and who was very keen to ensure that we got to see as much as possible throughout the day without rushing us. Pleasant lunch at restaurant in park with ample choice and finished the trip with highly recommended and rewarding walk with the magnificent elephants
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    Madge. 9 February 2020
    Merwyn gave us a wealth of information about the flora and the animals we were likely to see. He provided the perfect tour where we saw many animals—herds of elephant, zebras, kudu, hartebeest, dung beetles, four lions, warthogs and the Cape Buffalo. We learned about some interesting plants. He was an excellent driver and at no time did we feel that we were in jeopardy. We stopped for lunch at a nice restaurant in the middle of the park, which was included in the tour as was the park entrance fee. We are well traveled and have hired many guides. Merwyn was absolutely one of the best!!!
  • 11a50.jpg More Christina. 9 February 2020
    Der Tag mit Alan im Addo war definitiv das Highlight unsere gesamten Reise. Wir hatten einen wundervollen Tag und sehr viel Spaß mit Alan. Richte Alan bitte ganz liebe Grüße und nochmals vielen Dank für diesen unvergesslichen Tag aus. Auch nochmal vielen lieben Dank für deine unkomplizierte Organisation und deine vielen Tipps rund um unseren Südafrika-Trip.
  • img_2043.jpg More Tara. 4 February 2020
    Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful day we had with Graeme at Addo Park. I also wondered if you could please forward him the attached pictures. We had an elephant come up close and personal and I wanted to share the photos with him. Thanks so much
  • m_slide113.jpg More Dagmar. 4 February 2020
    Nachdem wir von unserer Reise zurück sind, möchte ich mich auch im Namen meiner „Mittäter“ nochmal ganz herzlich bedanken. Alles hat prima geklappt. Wir haben mit Shene einen tollen Tag verbracht (leider war es den Löwen wohl zu heiss, sie haben sich nicht blicken lassen) ansonsten haben wir viele Tiere gesichtet und viele tolle Fotos gemacht. Gerne empfehle ich dich und dein Team weiter.
  • m_22a4749.jpg More Detlef. 4 February 2020
    Wir haben den Ausflug und auch die Betreuung durch Alan wirklich genossen. Ohne Übertreibung können wir sagen, dass der Ausflug in den Addo Elephant Park DAS Highlight unserer Reise bzw. der Ausflüge war. Noch einmal vielen Dank für den Tag und beste Grüsse auch an Alan. Wir haben euch wärmstens weiterempfohlen.
  • m_img_3942c41.jpg More Madge. 3 February 2020
    We had an absolutely wonderful trip to Addo yesterday with Merwyn as our guide. He is a top knotch guide and we learned a great deal about not only the animals but also the unique plants in Addo. The whole trip exceeded our expectations and this opinion was shared by the other couple with us as well. Thank you for providing a wonderful experience! Will post a review soon on TripAdvisor.
  • m_img_2572a84.jpg More Axel. 29 January 2020
    Vielen vielen Dank für deine schnelle Reaktion und das unvergessliche Ergebnis im Addo. Andrew war ein atemberaubender Guide. Er hat uns so tolle Eindrücke vermittelt. Ich wünsche dir und deinen Team einen tollen Tag.
  • m_img_14966896.jpg More Chris. 25 January 2020
    We had a fantastic trip, expertly guides by Andrew. The day was really well structured, with detailed explanation of the biome and species mixed with genuine insight on where and how to find them. Addo is an astonishing place and it is fascinating to see how the animals behave in a national park close to natural habitat and species selection rather than lumped together artificially. The lunch break in the park was very enjoyable too. Definite must when in Port Elizabeth or the area.
  • m_img_177895.jpg More Ross. 23 January 2020
    I can’t recommend Alan’s Tours highly enough. Alan is a charming, expert guide, his vehicles are safe and comfortable, the admin is friendly and efficient and it’s good value for money. For our Addo day visit, Alan collected us on time and we were in the park for about 10 hours We had two drives, with an excellent restaurant lunch included in the price. Alan not only knows his stuff, he is a great spotter who anticipates what animals are going to do and gets into pole position for his clients to take pictures. We have done several safaris and for all round interest this was the best. The next day we did the 3 hour Cape Recife tour. This was booked as a time filler but proved to be really fascinating.
  • m_img_168469.jpg More Steve. 23 January 2020
    On behalf of the entire group, we want to thank you for the day in Addo Elephant Park. Our entire group of 10 had a marvelous time. I was fortunate to be with Andrew who was outstanding in every way. His knowledge, professionalism, and information exceeded our expectations and made the day complete. I understand from the other 4 that went with Malcolm that they also received the same treatment, professionalism and informative dialogue for the entire tour. We feel the fees were very well spent and very much worth the entire experience. Please pass our sincere compliments to both guides. Also, I especially appreciate your help in organizing and keeping me informed to pass on to our group. Thank you.
  • m_img_911559.jpg More Kathleen. 23 January 2020
    First and foremost, I would like to say that this trip was one of the most insightful, hilarious, and downright AWESOME safaris I have ever been on. We made the booking through Angelika who was such a delight over the phone and helped us out in any way that she could – we had an extra person join very last minute and it wasn’t a problem at all. On the day of our tour we were running late, we spoke to Andrew, who was our tour guide for the day and he was very accommodating and patient to the extent that he prolonged our tour so that we didn’t miss out on any time. Andrew can only be described in one word: legend. He was extremely knowledgeable about everything from the animals, to the surrounding shrubbery, to the history of Port Elizabeth. Andrew knew it all. He was also a lovely genuine guy who put up with our ridiculous banter and made us laugh twice as hard. He was very skilled at finding scenarios that were conducive to excellent game viewing. In addition to our great elephant sightings including a matriarch with some of the smallest baby elephants you have ever seen and two big elephant bull sightings, we also saw lion, warthog, bat eared foxes, numerous antelope and lots of zebra. Andrew told us about the variety of other trips that Alan Tours do around Addo – all trips I want to investigate further as they sound and can only be fabulous. We had the most amazing time on this Safari tour and I personally cannot recommend Andrew, Angelika and Alan enough.
  • m_a238.jpg More Martin. 20 January 2020
    Die Tour war prima und ganz bestimmt eines der Highlights unserer Tour durch Südafrika und Namibia. Mike ist als Tourguide eine klare Empfehlung - er ist sympatisch, ruht in sich und gibt prima Tips. Er hat uns nebenbei auch den Tip gegeben, dass Angelika ganz sicher auch eine richtige Anlaufstelle sein könnte, wenn wir mal ein paar mehr Tage in Eurer Umgebung mit Lodgeübernachtung etc... planen werden. Da kommen wir sicher nochmal auf Euch zu! Ich hoffe, dass Deine bessere Hälfte auch die schönen Grüße ausgerichtet hat, nachdem wir ihm im Hafen kurz kennenlernen durften ;-)
  • m_0163174.jpg More Andreas. 16 January 2020
    Our family of ten people from the age 4 to 65 were all well taken care of and we really enjoyed the safari. Both Alan and Andrew gave us an amazing experience whit their great knowledge of the animals and the park. Thank you Andrew and Alan!
  • m_a1231.jpg More Thomas. 9 January 2020
    Unser Guide Andrew ist ein absoluter Profi und hat uns unheimlich viele interessante Informationen und Geschichten zu den Tieren, dem Park und Suedafrika im allgemeinen gegeben. Wir hatten unseren 3 jaehrigen Sohn dabei, was bei Alan Tour im Gegensatz zu den meisten anderen Anbietern gar kein Problem ist. Die Buchung der Tour ueber Angelika von Alan Tours lief voellig unkompliziert und reibungslos. Wir haben auf alle unsere Fragen innerhalb weniger Stunden Antwort bekommen.
  • img_9147.jpg More Ian. 9 January 2020
    Best experience during our whole trip to South Africa! We spent the day with Andrew - who was the best tour guide I’ve had in over 80 countries of travel. His knowledge, expertise, professionalism, and wicked sense of humour made the day an absolutely fantastic experience. Alternately laughing til our stomachs hurt from his stories, and then learning from the rich depths of his understanding of the flora, fauna, and local culture, my husband and I had a great time.
  • m_img_8437.jpg More Donnep. 2 January 2020
    Visit the park annually and its always a pleasure. Always lots to see. This visit we saw lots of elephants, kudu, warthogs, zebra, buffalo and other antelope
  • 16a37.jpg More Paul. 10 December 2019
    Haben die Addo Elefantensafari (ca. 8 Std.) aufgrund der sehr guten Rezensionen im Internet bei ALAN TOURS gebucht. Andrew ist ein excellenter Guide, der sein Handwerk versteht. Er kennt sich bestens aus in dem Gebiet, so dass wir neben den großen Elefantenherden an diesem Tag Löwen, Büffel, Zebras, Strauße, Erdmännchen, Schakal, Kudus u.v.a.m. haben sehen können. Fazit: AlanTours ist ein absolut zuverlässiges und empfehlenswertes Unternehmen. Wir können diese Tour jedem ans Herz legen. Der Preis ist absolut ok, für das was man geboten bekommt. Und günstiger als auf dem Schiff, dort war man nach ca. 4,5 Stunden wieder zurück! Meine Frau und ich waren an diesem Tag alleine mit Andrew unterwegs - was für ein Luxus!
  • m_12a56.jpg More Alexey. 7 December 2019
    My wife and I spent two days accompanied by great guide Andrew. Of course, we were lucky with the weather and other circumstances, but the organization and level of professionalism is beyond praise. Thanks a lot. We are happy and are going to return.
  • m_dpp_002693.jpg More Frank. 30 November 2019
    Die Tour war genial, die Erinnerung einmalig. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall mal wieder nach SüdafrikaVielen Dank nochmals, dass ihr mit der Tour unseren Urlaub noch schöner gemacht habt.
  • m_img_3652.jpg More Jacqueline. 26 November 2019
    Our Guide Andrew picked us up at the morning and we had a wonderful trip to the Indian Ocean, where we could luckily see 6 whales (bryde whale, humpback whale) and other marine animals, like seals, penguins and dolphins. The whole time Andrew and the boat crew provided us a lot of information. After this exciting time at the ocean we went up to Addo. We saw so many animals and of course a lot of elephants. This day was so incredible and amazing! So if we come back to SA we will book any of these tours again! Definitely worth it
  • m_1a14.jpg More Annett. 26 November 2019
    Vielen Dank noch einmal, es war ein phantastischer Tag. Wir haben auf Eurer Website gesehen, dass Ihr auch noch andere interessante Touren anbietet. Darauf werden wir bestimmt zurückkommen, wenn wir das nächste Mal nach Südafrika kommen
  • 1.74.jpg More Stefan. 22 November 2019
    Die Eindrücke waren aber echt super. Besonders die Tierreservate waren echt super und haben es uns angetan. Auch der Einstieg mit Euch hat uns sehr gut gefallen und war die beste Entscheidung, die wir treffen konnten. Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht, hat uns sehr viel Informationen gegeben, viele Eindrücke, haben viel gesehen.Das Gesamtpaket war einfach super.
  • m_1a77.jpg More Carmen. 21 November 2019
    Wir hatten einen perfekten und wunderschönen Tag mit Andrew unserem Guide. Andrew hat uns eine Menge über die Pflanzen und die Tierwelt wie auch über das Land erzählt. Obwohl ich schon einige Male in Afrika unterwegs war konnte ich viel Neues lernen. Wir Können Andrew und Alan Tours nur weiterempfehlen. Von der Planung über die Organisation bis zur Safari war alles super.
  • m_19a76.jpg More Peter. 21 November 2019
    Ein herrlicher Tag mit einer Vielzahl unvergesslicher Eindrücke bei St. Croix und im Addo Elephant Park. Wir haben viele Tiere gesehen und haben viel gelernt. Von der Kontaktaufnahme über Buchung, Abholung und Begleitung alles war perfekt. Dieses Erlebnis kann und muss man uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen LIEBE ANGELIKA, LIEBER ALAN, VIELEN DANK FÜR DIESEN TAG, DEN WIR NIE VERGESSEN UND IMMER GERNE ERINNERN WERDEN. Wenn eine Reise wieder in diese "Ecke" führen sollte, wir melden uns wieder.
  • m_img_137315.jpg More Sabrina. 20 November 2019
    Vorweg möchte ich sagen, dass Andew der beste Tourguide überhaupt ist und wir ihn wirklich toll fanden. Leider hat es mit der Bootstour nicht geklappt, weil das Wetter nicht geeignet war. Wir haben im Vorfeld eine E-Mail erhalten mit dem Hinweis , dass es ausfallen kann. Am Tag der Tour haben wir unser Geld für die Bootstour sofort zu Beginn wieder bekommen- super! Richtig nett. Dann startete die Tour zum Addo Park. Andrew hat uns alles bis ins Detail erklärt. Über Port Elizabeth, den Park, die Tiere und die Geschichte. Es war wirklich einfach nur klasse. Andrew weiß bestens über alles Bescheid und man fühlt sich sofort wohl bei ihm. Liebe Grüße an Andrew, Go Bokke!
  • img_0129.jpg More Greta. 14 November 2019
    We’ve spent 2.5 days in a private tour with our guide Andrew of Alan Tours and we can highly recommend it – it was just amazing! After having a half day boat trip where we’ve seen dolphins, penguins and seals we’ve spent 1 day at Addo Elephant National Park. Andrew showed us at any time that our experiences & perceptions are very important and so we’ve seen so many animals very close & in special moments (dozens of elephants & lions directly next to our vehicle, an eating hyena, zebras etc etc)
  • img_1641.jpg More Rob. 14 November 2019
    We have travelled extensively throughout the world, often taking similar tours, but I have to say, yesterday was probably the best ever tour we have ever taken.
  • m_img_58357483.jpg More Hans-Peter. 9 November 2019
    Das unvergessliche Erlebnis mit euch während der Safari wird so immer in Erinnerung bleiben. Es hat sehr viel Spass gemacht und wir haben es als sehr lehrreich empfunden.
  • m_img_7911k42.jpg More Klaus. 3 November 2019
    Es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis, mit Andrew (unserem Giude) und Angelika einen ganzen Tag im Addo-Park zu verbringen. Wir haben eine Fülle von Tieren gesehen, von Zebras über Antilopen, Schildkröten, Warzenschweinen, ganz vielen Elefanten, Schakalen mit ihren Jungen bis zu einer Gruppe von Löwen. Andrew hat ein sehr umfangreiches Wissen über die verschiedensten Tiere und wir konnten sehr viel von ihm lernen.
  • m_dpp_00443442.jpg More Ulrike. 28 September 2019
    Unser Tag im Addo war super ;-) Malcolm war ein toller Guide. Wir haben wirklich viele Tiere gesehen. Die Full day tour war auf jeden Fall eine gute Empfehlung, wir werden das als einzigartiges Erlebnis immer in Erinnerung bewahren. Danke Dir für die Tips und orga. Auch mit dem kingfisher guesthouse, wir fühlen uns sehr wohl hier.
  • m_img_7209t50.jpg More Terence. 23 September 2019
    Words fail me! Andrew is an amazing ambassador for Alan Tours. We had a fabulous day and will, on our return to the UK, write a full review. I can and will unreservedly recommend Alan Tours. Thanks for playing your part. Great customer service is so important. Well done.
  • m_img_41627183.jpg More John. 6 September 2019
    Fantastic from start to finish. Alan is a wonderful guide, full of great information about all of the animals encountered throughout the day on top of great local insights. The trip itself felt well planned, not rushed, and flowed pleasantly from start to finish.
  • m_img20190729wa002115.jpg More Leslie. 19 August 2019
    I’m still at awe from my previous visit in Port Elizabeth, seeing most of the Big 7 and more! We were able to see Humpback whales, Dolphins, Penguins, Ostriches, Zebras, Buffaloes, Kudu, Eland, Bushbuck, Duiker, Warthogs, Vervet Monkeys & a dose of Elephant sightings.
  • m_img_568696.jpg More Carsten. 6 August 2019
    Wir hatten eine Ganztagestour im Addo. Unser Guide Andrew war Mega. Er hat alles erklärt und war mega Freundlich. Würden wir sofort wieder machen.
  • m_img_451690.jpg More Leslie.4 August 2019
    I only had the weekend to spend roaming around Port Elizabeth and I am super happy to have chosen to book Alan Tours! They have truly made my first visit to South Africa memorable as Andrew (guide) came to fetch me on time from my hotel at 8am. He navigated along the sea coast showing fabulous sites including the Nelson Mandela University, Plettenberg Bay and small towns until we reached the Wild Flower Reserve ......
  • m_img_3514r46.jpg More Riel. 16 July 2019
    Our group really enjoyed the tour with you. It was an eye opener and the discussions about the history of our country, lighthouses and such like continue around the table at Remos until they locked the place. Thanks you!
  • m_img_3361g37.jpg More Gideon. 16 July 2019
    We are privileged to have spent the day with Alan, with his vast experience and kindness, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The memories will last, and the photos are great to share them.
  • m_img_437336.jpg More Kesi. 11 July 2019
    The Big 7 was amazing, such a once in a lifetime experience. My whole family absolutely enjoyed every minute of the day. It is so worth the money. Tanya and Andrew were fantastic. Tanya was such a great help with the booking process and Andrew was a fabulous tour guide, he really knew his stuff.
  • img_2922c.jpg More Jake. 24 June 2019
    Great tour. Alan was excellent. We learnt so much about the lighthouse and surrounding area. Spectacular views from the top of the lighthouse, even got to see humpback whales breaching in the distance.
  • m_img_274825.jpg More Andrea. 24 June 2019
    We are grateful to you for arranging a second 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. The participants in our second sea-to-source pilgrimage, again benefitted greatly from your on-site presentation at the Cape Recife Lighthouse, and for our musicologist, in particular, the foghorn holds interesting possibilities for the pilgrimage composition he is hoping to contribute to our end of year exhibition.
  • m_img_180551.jpg More Valerie. 7 June 2019
    Courtesy and consideration from Alan, Angelika and Tanya during the booking process and throughout the Cape Recife Tour left a lasting impression after a memorable value for money experience which extended for two hours beyond its typical three hour duration. Alan’s relaxed informative style made for easy interaction which enhanced the knowledge transfer. For us the lighthouse tour with its 101 steep steps leading up to the spectacular view was undoubtedly the star attraction however that did not detract from our enjoyment and appreciation of SANCCOB also the Grysbok Nature Reserve, both of which possess unique areas of interest. The plant life and historical sites in the nature reserve were particularly absorbing. All in all a definite recommendation.
  • m_img_388022.jpg More Maree. 2 June 2019
    We had a wonderful time and wish to let you know that Andrew was the best tour guide. He made our two tours very enjoyable. You have a treasure in him and hope he is with you a long time. We will certainly use your services again.
  • m_img_249175.jpg More Tim. 29 May 2019
    We definitely enjoyed our tour with Andrew and it was one of the top tours on our world cruise. Thank Andrew for a wonderful time.
  • m_img_252810.jpg More Suzanne. 29 May 2019
    Thank you for sending the photos. They bring back wonderful memories of the day. We enjoyed the tour so much, and will recommend your tour company to others, including our travel agent.
  • 186.jpg More Peter and Linda. 27 May 2019
    We were so lucky to have chosen Alan as our guide, as his knowledge of the ecology and wildlife at Addo was second to none. Good luck with your business.