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The Ultimate Braai Master
August 2021

The Ultimate Braai Master competition participants on a guided tour of the Sacramento trail and Sardinia Bay with Alan on a perfect day in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Travellers' Choice Award 2020

Yeahhhh – congrats Alan Tours – Port Elizabeth – South Africa – Tripadvisor award Established in 2002, the Travellers’ Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor can bestow. These annual awards are the only travel industry awards based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers around the world. They reflect “the best of the best” for service, quality and customer satisfaction. The award is given according to category, from hotels and accommodations to destinations, attractions, brands, and products. Top Enquire by E-Mail

Lonely Planet - September 2019

Alan Tours Original Big 7 Safari featured in the Lonely Planet

John Vosloo, June 2019

About the Addo Elephant National Park – John Vosloo’s website says: The Addo Elephant National Park is a wonderful and well run SANParks National Park with abundant elephants and other wildlife including but not limited to cheetahs, lion, buffalo and rhino. Avian abundance is really something to go and see there, it is awesome ranging from a variation of large Raptors, secretary birds, falcons, bustards through to the chats, robins, larks to mention but only a few right down to the smallest of the small. A SANParks “Wild Card” is well worth investing in. In my opinion one of the Premier Parks of South Africa run and managed by well-trained rangers and staff who are always helpful and knowledgeable in their respective rights and fields – ALWAYS a pleasure and privileged to visit this special Park: – hats off to SANParks for their input and sustained management of the Park and surrounding lesser known areas of the Park. A visitor is surrounded by friendly and helpful staff at this Park. Put simply, at this Park the staff and management go the extra mile not only as to the conservation of the Park’s biodiversity but also as to its visitors. As to TOURS...

Tripadvisor 2019 - May 2019

After receiving a Certificate of Excellence for 5 consecutive years we have now been inducted into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame for the first time.

The Herald. 14 May 2019

Parks ripe for wildlife jobs

Travelstart blog. 24 April 2019

Alan Tours overnight safaris

The Herald - 30 May 2018

About Alan Fogarty

Tripadvisor 2018 - May 2018

Yo Ho Ho four in a row!

Tripadvisor 2017 - June 2017

With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers.

Cruise Critic, May 2016

Shore excursion to the Addo Elephant National Park

Cruise Critic May 2016

Shore Excursion with Alan Tours

Shermans Travel, May 2016

City Immersion Tour - Port Elizabeth with Alan Tours

The Herald - 26.05.2016

Guide leads two million-year trip

TripAdvisor Cerificate of Excellence 2016 Awarded

Alan Tours earns 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

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!

The Herald
Khoisan fish traps found.
27 May 2013

Alan Fogarty has discovered Khoisan fish traps in Algoa Bay. .

Travelstart blog. October 2013

Our well-travelled critics did an analysis to find some of the best tours in South Africa and determined that Alan Tours belonged on our list!

Caravan & Outdoor Life. February 2013

Baviaanskloof and Beyond

Rapport Rondrits. May 2012

Alan Tours featured in the Rapport article.

Automotive Week. October 2012

Sponsored prize: Addo Safari 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, one of the leading events on the Automotive manufacturing calendar in South Africa. Alan Tours would like to wish A.I.D.C. every success with the future events and will be first in line to sponsor the event in the years to come. Here Alan Fogarty of Alan Tours congratulates David Macrae, Business Development Manager at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, the winner of the prize of a tour to the Addo Elephant National Park for two, to the value of R 1700.00. Top Enquire by E-Mail

Country Life. June 2012

Alan Tours featured in the Country Life Magazine

E-Newsletter BirdLife Eastern Cape.
May 2012

Alan Fogarty at Birdlife Eastern Cape Club meeting

The BIG 7 by Chris Marais.
March 2012

Article by Chris Marais The Big 7 Safari, a wildlife fest on sea and land

Wreck of the Sacramento by Chris Marais. March 2012

Article by Chris Marais, Wreck of the Sacramento

Cape Recife Lighthouse by Chris Marais. March 2012

The light that watches over Algoa Bay – Cape Recife lighthouse Article by Chris Marais Lying within the bounds of the Cape Recife Nature Reserve on the southern boundary of Port Elizabeth is an active lighthouse that has been warning sea captains off Thunderbolt Reef since 1851. The area is particularly prone to fog, and the lighthouse is an essential guide to passing sea traffic. Travel tips & planning info Who to contact: Alan ToursTel: +27 (0)72 358 4634Email: Cape Recife lighthouseTel: +27 (0)41 583 4004Email: Bird & Eco-ToursTel: +27 (0)41 466 How to get here Take Marine Drive and head south along the Port Elizabeth beachfront. You will soon head through the gates of the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, where the lighthouse is the main visual beacon. Best time to visit Cape Recife lighthouse looks great any time of the year. Where to stay Port Elizabeth has many hotels and guesthouses – see the listed website. Look for a place in the nearby Summerstrand area. Around the area The area around the lighthouse is also a birding spot, especially if you’re looking for a sighting of the roseate tern. If you’re looking for exotic wildlife encounters and you’re...

Frommer's South Africa Travel Guide, 7th Edition. December 2011

Alan Tours featured in Frommer's Travel Guide

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 ....

Country Life Magazine. August 2009

Alan Tours featured in the Country Life magazine

The Herald. 18.03.2009

Cape Recife Lighthouse Tour on your doorstep

Weekend Post. 07.03.2009

Cape Recife 4 x 4 Grysbok nature reserve game drives with Alan Tours

The Herald. 04.02.2009

Cape Recife trail will promote environment