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AWOL Tours

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Address: Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 83 234 6428
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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$48,68*
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Private Hiking Tour of Table Mountain
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US$48,68*
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Cape Town City Cycling Tour
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US$77,07*
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Private Tour: Bicycle Township Tour in Cape Town

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This tour was one of the most life changing excursions i have ever experienced. Every moment of it was informative. We learned so much from our tour guide, and from interaction... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This tour was one of the most life changing excursions i have ever experienced. Every moment of it was informative. We learned so much from our tour guide, and from interaction with the locals. Everyone was nice. The prepared meal was amazing. The traditional song and dance were great. I would definitely do this again. I will definitely recommend this... More 

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

Dear Greg0rytayl0r , Thank you for the very much appreciated review of your AWOL Tours Cultural Township Bicycle Tour. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Masiphumelele and enjoyed the Sunday gospel church experience, this is one of the most vibrant and culturally interesting experiences that AWOL Tours can offer guests. Responsible Tourism practices must be mutually... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were picked up at 0700hrs by our guide Paul Searle, there the day started. Paul's knowledge and presentation was second to none. On the trek up, Paul was extremely easy going and let us walk and stop at our own pace. We were educated in many aspects of South African history and culture whilst we walked. We were shown... More 

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

Dear Mandy H, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours Table Mountain Hike with your AWOL Guide Paul. We know that Paul had a beautiful day sharing the mountain with you, private tours allow for hikers to enjoy the mountain at their own pace to their interests. Thank you again for choosing AWOL Tours... More 

Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

It was a great experience. Our Guide Meike did a great Job in guiding us up and letting us know a lort about the Vegetation and landscape.

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Dear susanned18, Thank you so much for reviewing your AWOL Tours Table Mountain Hike with your guide Meike. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience and enjoyed the company and expertise of your guide. Meike is a fantastic guide who guides comfortably in both English and German and also guides the AWOL Tours mountain biking and overnight hikes.... More 

Arlington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I've done several bike tours in Europe and naively thought this would be like that. It wasn't. There's a reason that you rarely see cyclists in Cape Town, it's dangerous! Between the traffic on the roads and the busy sidewalks, I felt really uncomfortable the majority of the time. Only at the end, from the stadium back to the Waterfront,... More 

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Dear Traveler_From_Va513, thank you for your feedback regarding your Cape Town City Cycle Tour. We value all feedback and we are sorry to hear that you did not feel comfortable cycling on our city cycle tour. Our scheduled city cycling tours normally start at 10:00 am every day to avoid peak rush hour and is suitable for all ages and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

AWOL tours were fantastic to deal with - they accommodated our hike request with very short notice and got back to us right away. We were lucky enough to have two guides Meike and Danielle hike Plattekloof Gorge with our family today. We have three kids (12/10/6) and they were fantastic in interacting with them. From the ones that wanted... More 

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

Dear Maria's G, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your family's hike with AWOL guides Meike and Danielle. We are so pleased that we could assist on such a memorable and happy experience. Yes, AWOL catering is excellent and our Table Mountain hiking picnics and snack packs are always a highlight en route to the summit,... More 

St. George, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I emailed Sally at AWOL just prior to our 3.5 day visit to Cape Town asking if she could put together an itinerary that would allow us to squeeze in a 3 day cycle ride around the Cape with a hike up Table Mountain. Sally responded to my emails very quickly and organised the logistics to make this possible, which... More 

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

Dear stgeogirl, Thank you so much for taking the time to review of your AWOL experience. Private tours allow for so much more flexibility and we are able to customize the experiences to ensure that guests have the best possible Cape Town experience. The 3 day Cape Peninsula self cycling is a beautiful scenic cycling experience with lovely accommodation and... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great cycle tour of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. AWOL have really great tour guides - really informative and good fun.

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Hi tony h, Thanks so much for reviewing your AWOL experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Cape Town City Cycle tour and half day in the Stellenbosch wine region. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cycling and the company of your AWOL guides. This combination is a really nice option for guests who only have... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I had the pleasure of going on a 3 hour bicycle tour of Cape Town this morning with two totally wonderful tour guides. Both were full of knowledge, enthusiastic and passionate about their city. I saw many things that you couldn't do in a car and travelled further than by walking. This way to see Cape Town is something not... More 

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Dear Maurine R, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours Cape Town City Cycle Tour with your AWOL Guide Mark & Danielle. Thank you so much for the honey & eucalyptus Aussie drops, we love them :) ! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the history and culture of Cape Town by bicycle.... More 

Papillion, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I just completed my first visit to Cape Town, SA and had 4 days to explore the area. I contracted with AWOL Tours for 5 expeditions to include Cape Point, Table Mountain, Vineyards, Townships, and central city tours. I had the great good fortune to have Niels as my assigned tour guide. Niels is truly a Renaissance man who is... More 

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

Dear JakeFAC, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the professional expertise of your AWOL guide Niels. All our AWOL guides are qualified certified guides as much at home on the mountains, as on bicycles and will also provide engaging relaxing leisure vehicle tours. Private tours allow... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The cycle tour of Capetown was superb. A great introduction and outstanding commentary. Really good value. Would heartily recommend it.

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Dear David N, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours Cape Town City Cycle experience. We are so pleased that you had a great time and enjoyed the company of your guide in the 3 hours exploring the history, culture and architecture of Cape Town. This is the best way to get to know... More 

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