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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 Tour: Bicycle Township Tour in Cape Town

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Everything was amazing. The attention, equipment and overall experience. I would certainly book with AWOL tours any time.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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Moehlin, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

At first we have been very reluctant, because we didn't want to take part in an sightseeing of extreme poverty and sadness. Our fear was completely wring: AWOL has organized an insight in the daily life of the township people when singing (in the church), when washing (at home or at running water places), when walking around on the road... More 

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

Dear Girsberger, 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 beneficial... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great tour & guide. Location is a little hard to find...very poor signage & our Uber driver nor the Security at the waterfront knew where the location was.

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

Dear Chris W, thank you for reviewing your AWOL Tours Cape Town City Cycle Tour. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the tour, which is a 3 hour guided history, culture and architecture tour of Cape Town by bicycle, this departs from the V&A Waterfront. AWOL Tours is based in the V&A Waterfront information centre and although we do... More 

Guadalajara, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Everything was amazing. The attention, equipment and overall experience. I would certainly book with AWOL tours any time.

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

Dear obrigada21, thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours experience. We are so pleased that you would book us again and hope that we can arrange more adventures for you. Private tours allow us to ensure our guest's various interests and cycling preferences can be catered for. Cape Town has so many great hiking... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Superb experience for intermediate to advanced riders! Full day of mountain biking with Sally in Paul Culver near Grabouw exceeded my expectations in every way. Sally is an excellent guide who always paid careful attention to making sure I was happy and comfortable. From careful pre-planning to pick up to the best ride ever to the drive home....I was very... More 

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

Dear saguanno, Thank you for the very much appreciated review of your AWOL Tours Cape Town mountain biking experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed a private mountain biking which allowed our guide Sally to match you to the best route and plan the day as perfectly as possible. Paul Culver near Grabouw is absolutely beautiful and Sally really... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a wonderful and very interesting time on the township bike tour. The guides are members of the local township and they are knowledgeable and thoughtful about the community, history and culture, and we really felt like we got the inside view of the township and how it fit into the country's broader history around apartheid, etc. Many people... More 

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

Dear Kate C, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours cultural township bike tour. AWOL Tours has worked hard to develop this experience with integrity and sustainability in priority; Masiphumelele is a multicultural community with so much to offer and is a great option for families travelling to Cape Town, South Africa. We really... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We used AWOL tours for a guided hike up table mountain and for a day trip to Cape Point with some cycling.   Our trip up table mountain was very good. We were collected from our hotel on time in a nice vehicle and transferred to the start point for our walk. We walked at our pace, stopping to take... More 

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

Dear marktwin12, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the hike and the picnic lunches; AWOL Guide's ensure that every guest is catered for to their preference on our personalized hiking tours. Cycling along the scenic Cape Peninsula is a perfect way to enjoy the coastal... More 

Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Excellent and informative bike ride through Cape Town, and a fantastic and very knowledgeable guide, too. And thanks to rainy weathermeveryone else cancelled - so I even got a private tour! I highly recommend this company.

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

Dear Sascha M, Thank you for review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed that Cape Town City cycle Tour with your guide, and enjoyed a little of the Cape rain en route. AWOL adventures in all weather unless safety and visibility is effected, our priority is always our guests safety first. The Cape Town City Cycle Tour is a... More 

Wollongong, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We spent an interesting and informative few hours getting to know the heart of Capetown. A very easy ride. The bikes were of reasonable but not exceptional quality; the guide was pleasant and knowledgeable.

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

Dear Steve M, Thank you for taking the time to review your Cape Town City Cycle Tour. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the 3 hours with your guide exploring Cape Town, yes, the route is easy is suitable for all ages and fitness levels to ensure that everybody feels included. We look very much forward to welcoming you... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This tour was awesome! My husband and I did the Cape peninsula self tour in September. Everything was wonderful. THe ride was beautiful! Sally was awesome and provided us with everything we needed. The lodging was great and the hospitality exceeded all of our expectations. Sally, at the cottage was so kind and helpful, we wanted her to stay and... More 

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

Hi rubymullin, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your Cape Town; Cape Peninsula 3 day self cycle experience. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful experience cycling the scenic coastal roads around the Cape and that the accommodation bookings were perfect. Sally and Henobi are always so lovely to our AWOL guests. We can... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This was something we had not imagined doing and we thoroughly enjoyed the half day tour of Masiphumalele township. Our guide from BEN bikes was great and the people we met along the way were friendly and welcoming. As it was a Sunday we were not able to visit the kindergarten, library, womens craft group or the shops but we... More 

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

Dear 212noelc, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours, cultural bicycle township tour in Cape Town. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience and the company of your guide. Sunday gospel mornings in Masiphumelele are truly vibrant and there is so much going on; on street level. Nonny was delighted to hear... More 

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