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Address: Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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AWOL Tours offers exclusive hiking and biking adventures, with...

AWOL Tours offers exclusive hiking and biking adventures, with opportunities for genuine cultural exchange and natural encounters, personalised to ensure your extraordinary travel experience.

AWOL Tours is a leading outdoor travel specialist for hiking and bicycle tourism in Cape Town, South Africa. We offer you opportunities for breathtaking adventure and authentic interactions.

Our experienced AWOL team balance expert trip planning with eco-friendly activities, creating thrilling, memorable travel experiences for you.

We've been at the forefront of responsible tourism since 2002, with repeated awards and happy client reviews to prove our success.

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US$46,72*
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Private Hiking Tour of Table Mountain
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Cape Town City Cycling Tour
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US$73,98*
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Private Tour: Bicycle Township Tour in Cape Town

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Great city cycle tour

We were 4 people who booked a private city cycle tour. It turned out to be a great way to see some of the city. Our guide Niels made sure we never felt unsafe driving among the... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Tomad50
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Holstebro, Denmark
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Holstebro, Denmark
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were 4 people who booked a private city cycle tour. It turned out to be a great way to see some of the city. Our guide Niels made sure we never felt unsafe driving among the other traffic, and he did give os a lot of information along the way. Except from the little climb to Bo-Kaap it was... More 

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GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Tomad50, Thank you so much for your very much appreciated review of your Cape Town City Cycle Tour with your AWOL guide Niels. We are so pleased that you felt safe and enjoyed exploring Cape Town by bicycle. Yes, the AWOL Cape Town City Cycle Tour is very much available for all ages and fitness levels and our guides... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Booked the above mentioned tour, pick up from the hotel in time, friendly and experienced tour guide, Jeremia, had a interesting biking tour through the vineyards including few small wine tastings, very modern mountain bikes,…. Best way to see and learn about the area, 1000 x better than sitting in a bus with many other people on wine tasting tour.... More 

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UGOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear VonHeberding, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours full day cycling winelands experience. The Winelands is always beautiful this time of year and your AWOL Guide Jeremy really enjoys sharing the history, culture and the carefully selected vineyards and cellars to complement the beautiful scenic cycling. This experience is suitable for all ages... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This organisation has terrible booking agents trying to squeeze in as much as they can to pump up the price. when you try to address this, the arrogance kicks. Really a bad experience to do business with these guys!

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UGOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Hi AlexAmsterdam1979, we are sorry that feel that you had a really bad experience trying to book with AWOL Tours. Please be advised that with the constantly changing requirements and negotiations, it became more apparent that your group was seeking the cheapest alternative possible; one that we were just not able to accommodate without putting the integrity of AWOL Tours... More 

Davos, Switzerland
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

From before until after the tours we purchased, awol tours were fantastic. Our guide for the wine tour was very knowledgeable about more than wine abd made our day! We had to cancel the city tour due to an injury but awol tours were very understanding and agreed to refund the tour. Very good experience and highly recommended.

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UGOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Lucylou2013, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Constantia Winelands tour and were sorry to hear about your injury to cancel the City Cycle Tour. We are so pleased that we were able to contribute to your holiday and hope that we can welcome... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very educative and interesting tour by bike in township Musiphumelele. Nice guide and good food from a local.

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UGOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear FamvdLest, Thank you so much for your review of your Cultural Bicycle Tour in Masuphumele with AWOL Tours. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the company of your guide, who is a local resident and really enjoys sharing his personal experiences of living in Masi. Yes, we agree Nonny is very welcoming and always provides really nice lunches... More 

Mamoudzou, Mayotte
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very interesting tour around Cape Town, we learnt plenty of things thanks to our guide. It's very nice to discover some neighbourhoods on a bike.

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UGOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear charkey25, Thank you so much taking the time to review your AWOL Tours Cape Town City City Cycle. Your children did really well on the ride; Yes, safety is always our priority and AWOL Guides will modify a route to suit all ages and fitness levels and to ensure that children also feel included. We are always finding the... More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our family loved the AWOL bike tour in Cape Town. Peter our guide was very knowledgeable and affable and showed us parts of the city that we didn't know existed. You don't have to be super fit but you do know how to ride a bike well as at time you have to negotiate the city traffic but Pur guide... More 

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UGOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear charkey25, Thank you for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours Cape Town City Cycle Tour. Safety is always our priority, we keep our groups small, everybody wears helmets (included in the tour) and guide's provide a safety briefing before the tour starts, bicycles are also adjusted for each guest to ensure the best fit. We are so... More 

Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had a very nice tour in Masiphumelele. It was good to hear and learn how people live. Also for our children of 9 and 10 years old this was very informative. Tourguide Shwaai, who lives in the township himself, made this tour very special by showing us everything and by arranging a very nice lunch!

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UGOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear caravonk, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours Cultural Bicycle Tour. So many families join us in Masiphumele and we know that children really enjoy cycling through the vibrant narrow streets of Masi and making new friends. The lunch in Masi is always good. Thank you for the recommendation and we very much... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went biking and hiking at the Cape Point, including visit to the penquins. It was a great day and a great experience. We had an excellent guide (Niels) who gave a lot of insights and was very observant in creating a good experience for us. Good bikes, plenty of wind in the back and a lot of downhill cruising... More 

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Thank Pia G
UGOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Pia G; Thank you so much for reviewing your AWOL Tours Cape Point cycling experience. We are so pleased that you had a beautiful day exploring the scenic coastal surrounds and the penguins. Your AWOL Guide Niels really enjoyed sharing this day with you and we loved the photos of your day. Private tours allow us to really ensure... More 

Bonn, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

it is very interesting to meet the township people and have a dialog with them, also to eat with them was very nice, it is a bit pricy so, and you are ask to give tips here and there on top of it, makes me wonder where the money goes to?

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UGOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear stephbahr, thank you for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours cultural township cycling tour. Although AWOL Tours is very much giving back to this community through sustainable partnerships with both Masicorp and BENbikes, All our local AWOL township guides are paid salaries and every member of this community who are involved with this tour benefit from from... More 

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