News & Articles

  • m_m_original_big_7_safari_m_905_copy_copy.jpg More Lonely Planet - September 2019
    Start the morning on the protected waters of Port Elizabeth’s Algoa Bay searching for Dolphins, Seals, Sharks and the seasonal Humpback and Southern Right Whales. Circumnavigate St Croix Island for close up views of the largest breeding colony of African Penguin in the world. Return for light lunch in the harbour before departing to the Addo Elephant National Park for an exciting and informative game drive, scanning the thickets for the more traditional members of the BIG 5 and other animals, birds and reptiles.
  • john_vosloos_pic.jpg More John Vosloo, June 2019
    Alan, the tour guide is a highly regarded professional guide with a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of fauna, flora and rich historical background to the Park. It is a serious asset to have him as a tour guide in their immaculately clean and comfortable vehicles. Having somebody such as Alan as your Guide that can answer all your questions with knowledge and truth is serious bonus and makes your tour a highly memorable experience.
  • m_dscf4375_copy..jpg More The Herald. 14 May 2019
    Jobs are waiting to be created if the Eastern Cape's nature reserves can be better managed ....
  • 4_x_4_landcruiser_safaris.jpg More Travelstart blog. 24 April 2019
    Experience tours of South Africa’s wildlife, nature and history like no other with Alan Tours. Their knowledge of some of South Africa’s most remote and prestigious game reserves will afford you insight, second to none. If you’re looking for the serenity of remote destinations, allow Alan Tours to show you the way. You’ll get to retreat to destinations such as the arid Little and Great Karoo. Perhaps you’re more inclined to do a marine safari viewing whales, dolphins and penguins? Well, Alan Tours will be happy to create an itinerary that is ideal for you!
  • m_01a60.jpg More The Herald - 30 May 2018
    Tour Operator Alan still among the best. There is no slowing down ......
  • 2018_small._coe_logos_greenbkg_translations_enusuk_copy_2.png More Tripadvisor 2018 - May 2018
    YO HO HO FOUR IN A ROW. With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers.
  • tripadvisor_2017.jpg More Tripadvisor 2017 - June 2017
    A huge BIG THANK YOU to all of our wonderful guests who have been so kind in their support for Alan Tours over the years. You can't know how much we appreciate receiving this, our third Certificate of Excellence in a row, 2015, 2016 and now this one. Thank you!!
  • m_21_2.jpg More Cruise Critic, May 2016
    Massive Addo is nearly 445,000 acres in size; it's South Africa's third-largest national park. Because it extends from the Karoo all the way to the coastline, it can uniquely market itself as a "Big Seven" park, factoring in the great white sharks and southern right whales that teem in the marine section of the park, off the Algoa Bay coast. Consider tacking on a "marine safari" boat trip to round out your experience. Contact Alan Tours
  • img_7585.jpg More Cruise Critic May 2016
    For a closer look, as part of a private city tour independent of the ship, hook up with the fine guides at Alan Tours; it's the only tour company that can get you access to the charming lighthouse's interior.
  • img_7539.jpg More Shermans Travel, May 2016
    Cool Urban Tours in South Africa
  • scan_3.jpg More The Herald - 26.05.2016
    Port Elizabeth's residents were taken on a historic trip as Alan Fogarty laid bar the origins of Algoa Bay
  • print_logo_coe2016_en1.jpg More TripAdvisor Cerificate of Excellence 2016 Awarded
    Trumpets blowing tratratraaa. Second year on the trot. Certificate of Excellence 2016. Well done to our wonderful team at Alan Tours.
  • 656_copy_copyg.jpg More South Africa - The most beautiful country in the world
    This country sweeps international travel prizes and has travellers raving about its beauty so much that it has the highest repeat tourism of any long haul destination in the world! Considering how crazy people are about the place, it’s not surprising that South Africa takes the top spot in the beauty stakes.
  • picture2_m.png More The Herald. Khoisan fish traps found. 27 May 2013
    A tour guide has discovered what experts believe to be a series of Khoisan fish traps in Algoa Bay, the first find of this kind in an area stretching from Port Elizabeth to the Wild Coast. Fogarty, of Port Elizabeth- based tour company Alan Tours, came across the traps in December while conducting a tour of the Cape Recife lighthouse.
  • m_106.jpg More Travelstart blog. October 2013
    One major attraction of this charming country is its fascinating wildlife. One of the best ways to appreciate it is by taking a mixed safari. Luckily for you, Alan Tours offers its Big 7 Safari Tour
  • m_img_1718.jpg More Caravan & Outdoor Life. February 2013
    ....Alan is a tour guide with years and years of bush experience. He worked for a long strech with the late David Rattray at Mala Mala. Eish, it was a fabulous dinner chatting with a man who is so knowledgeable. One of Alan's passions is Xhosa history .....
  • m_299...jpg More Rapport Rondrits. May 2012
    Alan Tours featured in the Rapport Rondrits article. Read the article ...
  • m_254.jpg More Automotive Week. October 2012
    ALAN TOURS happily accepted an invitation to sponsor a prize from the organisers A.I.D.C, of "Automotive week", the national automotive and component manufacturing business sector's week long exhibition held 10 – 13 October 2012 in Port Elizabeth
  • m_718.jpg More Country Life. June 2012
    Country Life article by Chris Marais. I'm with Alan Fogarty, a seasoned guide who is taking me on a PE historical day trip. I'm learning great stuff about 'Die Baai' and surrounds.
  • m_bokmakierie..jpg More E-Newsletter BirdLife Eastern Cape. May 2012
    E-Newsletter BirdLife Eastern Cape, May 2012. We were enlightened by Alan Fogarty, who is a qualified Field Guide, Tour Guide and a specialist African nature guide on Ecotourism and various biomes in especially the Eastern Cape, with emphasis on the birding of the areas. His love for nature, enthusiasm and knowledge of ecotourism and wildlife in general was a pleasant experience and enjoyed by everybody.
  • m_13_copy..jpg More The BIG 7 by Chris Marais. March 2012
    Chris Marais, acclaimed journalist and author of iconic South African books such as “Karoo Keep sakes” and “Coast to Coast” amongst others has chosen to portrait Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas in a series of articles published online at as well as in the “must read” Country Life magazine where Alan Tours has had the good fortune to collaborate with Chris to help point out the highlights and hidden gems of the friendly City.
  • m_335_2..jpg More Wreck of the Sacramento by Chris Marais. March 2012
    The Sacramento was the pride of the Portuguese fighting fleet in the 17th Century. She ran aground just off Schoenmakerskop outside Port Elizabeth on 30 June 1647 in foul weather. By the time she hit the rocky coastline, she had a badly damaged rudder and her sails were in tatters.
  • m_600..jpg More Cape Recife Lighthouse by Chris Marais. March 2012
    As you drive up to the Cape Recife lighthouse on the southern tip of Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, you might well find yourself in a swirl of mist. You might also experience that deliciously creepy feeling of being momentarily lost in time, with only the swinging beam of a lighthouse to guide your way.
  • m_071_copy.jpg More Frommer's South Africa Travel Guide, 7th Edition. December 2011
    ......These are not as good as heading out with a private operator (such as Alan Fogarty ***, Tel. 041 378 1486 or 072 358 4634........
  • m_168..jpg More Tourpress Holland. 3 August 2011
    The Big 7 tours featured in the Rapport Rondrits article. Read the article ...
  • m_106..jpg More Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism - 22 July 2011
    ......Alan Fogarty from Alan Tours, who works closely with Raggy Charters, covers the Addo Elephant National Park route of Big Seven tours. He said this is one of the biggest tourism promotional advantages that South Africa and Nelson Mandela Bay has within its reach........
  • m_01a.jpg More Short list Travel. July 2011
    ...Our tour guide around the Cape was Alan Fogarty, a man with so much knowledge that it's easy to imagine Wikipedia is merely an ongoing blog that he writes in his spare time.......
  • m_134._3..jpg More Country Life Magazine. August 2009
    ... Shortly after entering the permit-policed Cape Recife reserve, accredited field guide Alan Fogarty entertains us with snippets of relevant San history.....
  • m_03.jpg More The Herald. 18.03.2009
    So if you thought that pile of shells was imply that, you may think otherwise after Alan has shown you ancient Khoi shell middens and of the city's forefathers lived.
  • m_brunsvigia_striata_08062008.jpg More Weekend Post. 07.03.2009
    Alan Fogarty, who has been sharing his knowledge about nature with many for the past 30 years, not only shows tour groups the area's unique animals and vegetation, but also ......
  • m_031_2.jpg More The Herald. 04.02.2009
    The Cape Recife/Grysbok game drive was initiated by accredited field guide Alan Fogarty, who has been doing this work for 30 years all over South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana.