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Top 10 reasons to visit the Addo Elephant National Park
1. Addo Elephant Park is the 3rd largest national park in South Africa
2. Addo Elephant National Park is the most diverse national park in South Africa
3. Addo has close to 700 free roaming African Elephant
4. Addo Elephant National Park is home to the Big 5
5. Addo Elephant Park is the only place that can call itself home to the Big 7
6. An amazing, 5 different vegetation biomes occur in the Addo Elephant National Park: Albany Thicket, Forest, Fynbos, Nama Karoo and the Indian Ocean Coastal Belt
7. Addo Elephant Park is malaria free
8. Addo Elephant Park stretches from the waters of the Indian Ocean right through to the semi-arid areas of the Little Karoo. The aeolian coastal sand dunes are the largest in the Southern Hemisphere
9. Migratory Southern Right and Humpback Whales are frequently observed while over 20 000 Bottlenose Dolphins and groups of thousands of Common Dolphins can be spotted in the Bay at certain times of the year
10. Two island groups are found in Algoa Bay under the management of the Addo Elephant National Park. The first of these Island groups is made up of the St Croix group, the largest of which is home to the largest breeding colony of endangered African penguins. The second is the Bird Island group which lie in the pristine waters of Algoa Bay and is home to the largest breeding colony of Gannets in the world. The most easterly colony of Cape Fur Seals with a healthy population of Great White Sharks that feed off these seals
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Welcome to South Africa, a vast and stunningly beautiful country at the southern tip of the African continent, a land that excites and awakens, reignites dormant senses. South Africa has a wealth of perfect holiday destinations. We offer a wide selection of world class opportunities for everyone, young and old, single or with family. Whether your interests lie in the incredible diversity of South Africa’s natural beauty, found in 19 magnificent National Parks and private reserves spread throughout South Africa or in the amazing cultural diversity of our rainbow nation.
South Africa will awaken your senses:
Watch: herds of Antelope, Zebra and Wildebeest, Rhinos, Elephants, Buffalo, Lions and Leopards, the Big 5 and many more from the comfort of your game drive vehicle in the wilds of the Kruger National Park. Search for over 800 species of Birds in all their shapes colours and sizes.
Discover: rural villages, the traditions and culture of the Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Ndebele, Venda, and Bushman people. Hike a mountain trail in the mighty Drakensberg mountains to the world’s highest waterfall or visit the delicate Bushman Rock art on hidden overhangs.
Stroll: along deserted, golden beaches on the Wild Coast as the sun rises above the Indian Ocean. Travel across South Africa on the famous Garden Route to watch the sunset over the turquoise blue of the Atlantic Ocean on a pristine beach in Cape Town with a glass of chilled South African wine.
Taste: our culture in any number of world class restaurants in our cities and towns or try the simple traditional foods along our coasts or in forests and open savannas.
Hear: the music of a thousand musicians scattered across the country, the beat of traditional drums, the roar of a Lion, the manic cackle of a spotted Hyena, the crash of a winter storm on a rugged coast.
Smell: the delicious evening meal as it slowly grills on the coals of the woodfire, outside, under a canopy of stars, experience our legendary hospitality with the sound of laughter and a promise to return
Explore: the cultural diversity that is South Africa’s rainbow nation while on a shore excursion. Experience our dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban with their innovative entertainment, informative museums, Battlefields, Forts, and Historical buildings. Choose from many restaurants, parks and cultural routes. Wander around more than 3000 kilometers of pristine coastline fringing the Two Oceans
Savour: the delicate flavours of our world class clear, white wines and deep, robust reds cultivated on the slopes and fertile valleys between the high Fold Mountains surrounding Cape Town.
Sleep: under luxury percale surrounded by the sounds of the African night or lulled to sleep by the sounds of the surf on the nearby seashore at peace with the world under a sparkling blanket of a trillion stars.
Awaken: your ancestors by visiting the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg and visit the earliest evidence of Modern man on the picturesque Garden Route.
South Africa is one of the two most diverse countries in the world; tropical forests on the east coast through to the driest desert on the west coast and everything in between we are truly a world in one country.
South Africa, a place where the red dust of Africa permeates your soul imploring you to return back to your birthplace, the origin of Humankind.
Africa will never leave you; you will never leave Africa.
With over 40 years of experience the Alan Tours team would like to show you as much of this magical country as we can. Please join us for the ride of a lifetime.
What our guests say
I can highly recommend Alan Tours. We took a custom tour from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in February 2020, and with Alan's advice tailored the activities and route to our interests.
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.
To say that Alan is knowledgeable about wildlife is an understatement.
He's a walking encyclopaedia and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. Alan has a respect and passion for nature which is infectious and we only wish we had more time to spend with him.
With Alan Tours once booked you just don't have to worry. They will be there as they are an extremely professional organization. We were fortunate and were picked up by Alan himself and had his van to ourselves. This man is a walking encyclopaedia of everything in nature. His knowledge of everything around him is quite extraordinary and he was able to answer every (probably stupid) question we asked! If you are coming to PE and want a guaranteed excellent tour then Alan Tours are a huge recommendation
My husband and I cannot fault this company. From the initial booking to the actual tours we were very impressed. Alan himself is a joy to be with. A font of knowledge, experience and wisdom and yet at the same time highly entertaining. We highly recommend this Company.
Alan's knowledge and sharp eye just blew my mind. He pointed out things that the rest of us would have missed and explained everything there was to know from plants and flowers to the inner workings of a termite mound.
His knowledge didn't stop with the fauna and flora as he explained the rock paintings in detail.
If you are looking for a great field guide to take you out on tour and you choose Alan, you are in for a treat.
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! Ich habe schon wieder Tränen in den Augen. Ich vermisse Euch sehr!
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