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Address: 5 Albatross Crescent, Seaview. Port Elizabeth. | Eastern Cape, South Africa., Port Elizabeth 6011, South Africa
Phone Number: (0) 41 3781486
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Description: Alan Tours, based in the fun filled, coastal Holiday City of Port...
Alan Tours, based in the fun filled, coastal Holiday City of Port Elizabeth on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape is proud to promote South Africa, home to the Big 5 and Big 7 Safaris! A land with a unique natural, cultural and historical diversity, unsurpassed in the modern world today. Host to some seriously authentic destinations, some in modern world class cities while others are found in remote, hidden localities.It is this country we undertake to show you with a passion and delight, whether traveling on your dream holiday or doing business in this dynamic sector. We will guide you with the expertise accumulated over time spent in the wildlife and hospitality industry. Guide you, with a passion undiminished, in fact enhanced with the passage of time. South Africa a country with a shoreline over 3000 km’s in length, and in particular the Eastern Cape Province is our country, our home, our pride and joy. We revel in the vast open spaces, spaces so expansive that many visitors find the distances difficult to adjust to. The magnificent diversity of South Africa’s historical past, the cultural presence of our people, “Our Rainbow Nation”, a term coined by the Nobel peace prize winning, Arch-Bishop emeritus Desmond Tutu "the Bish” when searching to describe the cosmopolitan composition of the people of South Africa.
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Possibly the best field guide in the Eastern Cape

We spent a weekend at Baviaans Lodge in the Baviaanskloof and struck it lucky. Alan was spending some time out at the lodge over the long weekend as well and even though he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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126 reviews 126 reviews
56 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We spent a weekend at Baviaans Lodge in the Baviaanskloof and struck it lucky. Alan was spending some time out at the lodge over the long weekend as well and even though he wasn't there to work he agreed to take us and some of the other guests on a tour up to the rock painting overhang on the farm.... More 

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Firefly, What a wonderful surprise it was to see your review come up on Trip Advisor, totally unexpected and out of the blue, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was an absolute pleasure being with you and your Lady on the walk, to be able to witness the pristine natural beauty on such a lovely day.... More 

Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My best recommendations! The awsomest tourguide ever! Not only professional. Alan takes care of each tour member as if they were family.

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Jan, if I could reach out and hug you I would. Thank you for your wonderful words of recommendation on Trip Advisor. It is such an important platform to market ourselves, each and every positive review is worth more than gold. If you are ever in South Africa again pls. give us a call we would very much like to... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

On the day we went Alan had two groups in Addo National Elephant Park so sightings were shared and we missed nothing from the Elephants to the Dung Beatles. Alan's wife Angelika was our guide and equally knowledgeable. Passing mention of a love of lighthouses and an extra half-fay tour was quickly arranged to Cape Recife lighthouse, the penguin sanctuary... More 

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, What a lovely surprise to see your wonderful review come up on Trip Advisor. It is such a powerful tool with which to market ourselves and it means so much that you take the time and trouble to write such kind words. Many many thanks, wishing you all the very best, Alan More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

On 9 April I got to do a day safari at Addo National Elephant Park with Alan Fogarty of Alan Tours and it lived up to all my expectations. The park was beautiful and green after the summer rainfalls and I felt like I was in the Garden of Eden at times. A nice coffee break at Jack's Picnic spot... More 

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Donne', What a pleasure it was to have you along for a day tour of the magnificent Addo Elephant national park. I would like to thank you for your continued support for Alan Tours and undertake to provide an uncompromising service now and in the future Thank you so much for taking the time, trouble and effort to write... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I would like to tell you about my experience with Alan Tours. I had booked a day tour with them in Port Elizabeth for six people on April 1st and paid a 50% deposit. I was aboard” Crystal Serenity “and, unfortunately, the port authority would not allow the ship to enter the harbour because of windy conditions. I contacted Alan... More 

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Many thanks for the superb review and recommendation, Bon voyage Alan More 

England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After reading such positive feedback on Trip Advisor for Alan's Tours we booked online 2 tours for the first day of our 2 day visit beginning of March to Port Elizabeth. The morning City Tour was first and were not disappointed. Alan arrived on time at the hotel as planned weeks before. We spent several hours visiting places of interest... More 

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful and important review on Tripadvisor. I really appreciated your company and interest in what was said and the opportunity to show you around our spectacular coastline, "following the sunset" as you described it in your review, captures the essence of the best Beaches tour very well.... More 

Novato, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I had the incredible experience of spending a day with Alan Fogarty of Alan Tours in Addo Elephant Park. Alan is incredibly knowledgeable in every aspect, the animals, birds, snakes, insects, plants, and the park. His knowledge and familiarity with the park is extraordinary. He is also really easy to be with! We learned so much and... More 

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thank you so much for such a wonderful, well written review on Tripadvisor. As you will be well aware of this is an extremely important platform for would be guests to do research in finding reliable service providers from folks who have spent time experiencing the services first hand. It was a pleasure meeting you and Martin who... More 

Kolkata, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was my first day in South Africa...for that matter in Africa as a continent..I booked Alan Tours reading the reviews on the web...and I surely did the right thing. Couldn't have asked for a better start for my holidays. From the word go Alan made me feel comfortable...collected right on time from the hotel..we proceeded for the St Crois... More 

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ranjan, Thank you for your wonderful review and the kind words you make about your day on the water as well as on safari in Addo on your Big 7 Safari with us. It is an absolute pleasure to see someone so enthralled and passionate about his love for wildlife and the art of photography, both of which you... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We visited South Africa with our little daughter (4 months old) in February 2015 and had some days left in Port Elizabeth, so we booked some trips with Alan Tours. We went to the Addo Elephant Park (2-Day-Trip), to Tsitsikamma-National-Park and had a City-Tour to Port Elizabeth. All tours were very interesting, well and individually organized and we had all... More 

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thank you so much for the kind words, time and trouble you took to post such a lovely review on Trip Advisor, it is very important to us, Thank you. I enjoyed yours and Martins company on the day in Addo where we had a lovely day especially the interaction with the Lion and the "lucky to be... More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Our cruise ship docked at port Elizabeth, so four months before we arranged a trip to Addo Elephant park. Two days before the trip our friends also booked, asking to travel with us on the tour. On the day we were shown on to different vehicles, we protested, but Alan was really rude, and just took another couple off our... More 

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wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ann, It is with regret that I read your review on Tripadvisor and we apologies unreservedly for any inconvenience you experienced on your tour to Addo. I would like to fill in some of the missing information regarding the incidence on the day. You did indeed book some 4 months ahead of the time and we received the booking... More 

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