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Great White Shark viewing and shark cage diving. June 2020

Shark viewing, Algoa Bay, Port ElizabethWhale watching Port Elizabeth, Algoa BayBottlenose DolphinsBird Island on a rough dayBird Island on a rough dayGreat white shark viewing with Alan Tours Previous Next Great White shark cage diving and viewing has arrived in Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape of South Africa Great White Shark cage...

Lockdown Lonesome Blues and other picture stories. April 2020

Our front gardenwater lily in the pondwhale watching from homelockdown impressions Previous Next We find ourselves coming to the end of a 5 week period of lockdown, we hope! but this time of isolation is for a good cause and it hasn’t been at all bad in many senses. We have been restricted to our...

"Airborne" lucky No. 7. March 2020

Big 7 safaris Port ElizabethWhale watching with Alan ToursWhale watching with Alan Tours Previous Next Big 7 Safaris Port Elizabeth- Algoa Bay and Addo Elephant National Park With all of the uncertainty around how our daily lives will play out around the Covid-19 outbreak, if there’s one thing we have a lot of these days...

Cape Recife Lighthouse Tour. August 2019

Cape Recife lighthouse with Alan ToursBlack Oystercatcher, Cape Recife with Alan ToursCape Recife sunset Previous Next Click edit button to change this Cape Recife tours, the lighthouse and Grysbok nature reserve It’s a blustery Sunday morning in Port Elizabeth as I set off in the ALAN TOURS Toyota landcruiser with my three clients for the...

Bird Island to St Croix on a rough day

Bird Island, Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa Raft of Penguins off St Croix Island Previous Next Around Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa It all started pretty early at around 5.30 am and for anyone who gets up at this time in the middle of winter you will be well aware that for all...

Elephant graveyards. 8 June 2017

Addo safaris with Alan Tours, Port ElizabethAddo ElephantsKruger National Park tours South Africa with Alan Tours4x4 Landcruiser in the Addo Elephant National Park Previous Next WHAT ARE THEY AND DO THEY REALY EXIST? In my opinion I believe they do. But not in the way one would think. Elephant do not reach a certain age...

BIG 7 Safari heaven. 7 June 2017

Big 7 Safaris, Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth with Alan ToursWhale watching with Alan ToursDolphins, Big 7 Safaris, Port Elizabeth, Algoa BayWhale watching South Africa, Alan Tours Previous Next Whale watching onThe Original Big 7 Safari with Alan Tours, Port Elizabeth Roy and Michelle from the UK decided to join us on our BIG 7 safari...

Aint no bunny huggers here! - 28 November 2016

Addo safaris in the 4×4 Toyota LandcruiserSlide HeadingLorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Click Here Previous Next Addo Elephant National Park safari with Alan Tours, Port Elizabeth Had a wonderful day with wonderful people in Addo yesterday, a full day with some special sightings...

Giants of Addo - October 2016

4×4 Addo Safaris with Alan ToursLeopard or Mountain tortoiseAddo Safaris with Alan Tours, Port Elizabeth Previous Next Addo Elephant National Park safaris with Alan Tours, Port Elizabeth Sarah and Karen from Germany made a good choice by spending the day with us in Addo. After heavy rains in Addo Elephant National Park, it is no...

A Beautiful Deception - 12 October 2016

Addo Elephant National Park 4×4 Kabouga section, Lake DarlingtonAddo Elephant National Park 4×4 Kabouga section Previous Next Addo Elephant National Park 4×4 Kabouga section On a fine spring day the Alan Tours team climbed into the Land Cruiser with a packed picnic and went on a trip to the northern Kabouga Section of the Addo...

The Bay of Plenty - 26 September 2016

Bottlenose Dolphins off St Croix IslandCommon Dolphins, Algoa Bay, Port ElizabethBottlenose Dolphins, Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth Previous Next Port Elizabeth, The Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the World. Big 7 Safaris with Alan Tours Had a great day out and about in Port Elizabeth on Saturday when we did a Big 7 Tour for Annamarieke and...

A Surprise in my Office - 18 October 2016

Addo Elephant National Park safaris with Alan Tours, Port Elizabeth Previous Next Addo Elephant National Park – Always ready to surprise I am sometimes asked when out on tour “if I get bored with my job” while guiding folks through some of the most picturesque and beautiful wilderness and natural areas on the planet, entertaining...

Death in the Dawn - 5 August 2016

Addo Elephant National Park safaris with Alan Tours, Port Elizabeth Previous Next Lion kill in the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa Tours have been predictably quiet recently but I had an early bird start on Wednesday, voting day. Picked up my only guest at the bus station at Greenacres shopping centre at 6.40 am...

First Day in Africa - 27 June 2016

Addo Elephant National Park safaris Previous Next The famous Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape of South Africa Had a wonderful day with an equally wonderful family from San Diego, California, USA yesterday. Rupal and Ashesh, a couple from India, settled in the US with their son, Jason a young man about to...

Whale Season from the Office - 26 May 2016

Whale watching Port Elizabeth with Alan Tours Previous Next Whal watching Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay, South Africa It is an exciting time of the year in our Algoa Bay as the whale season approaches. The humpback and the southern right whale species make their way to our shores on their annual migration between May and...

Long Hot Summer Season - 18 April 2016

Kruger National Park safaris with Alan Tours Previous Next The world renowned Kruger National Park Hi there, been awhile since I have been able to post a few pics and share some of the experience we have had over the last few weeks, sometimes it is for a lack of time, others through a lack...

Namaqualand Spring Flowers - 27 August 2015

Namaqualand Springflower ToursNamaqualand Springflowers with Alan ToursSpringflower Namaqualand with Alan Tours Previous Next The flowers of the Namaqualand Leaving cold Calvinia behind we took those wide back roads to the north east, the veld, bar for a few late blooming Aloes, was clothed in its winter grey’s. Stopping in Loeriesfontein the petrol jockey, with a...

The Cat Day - 28 June 2015

Addo Elephant National Park Safaris Previous Next Addo Elephant National Park Safaris, Eastern Cape, South Africa We had a wonderful day in Addo yesterday a real cat day but it started a lot earlier than our 08.00 am arrival at the southern Colchester gate. We let our dogs sleep inside, in the lounge during the...

Life and Death in the Savanna - 14 June 2015

Previous Next Kruger National Park, Mfolozi and the Drakensberg Mountain “…Some seriously big leopard in the Kruger Park must have been trying to prove its point, ….. point taken…” We recently arrived back from a round trip to Johannesburg and down to the Kruger Park, then to Mfolozi, the Drakensberg and back home, where we...