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Address: Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 83 234 6428
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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$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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Perfect Day - Perfect Weather - Perfect Guide

2 person individual biking tour to the Cape. Could not have been better - nice walks to the penguins, short walk along the cape coast and easy biking in the hot sun - short lunch... read more

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Reviewed 8 January 2017
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Haaksbergen, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice friendly people. due to holidays nearly all the normal visits where not happening because everything was closed, it would be nice if we have known this before the tour

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

Dear elsbeth2017, Thank you for taking the time to review your AWOL experience. Please be advised that we do make mention of this on our website "Please note that some attractions like the library and pre-school are CLOSED during the week-end and on school & public holidays." However during peak season when it is very busy it is sometimes difficult... More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017

2 person individual biking tour to the Cape. Could not have been better - nice walks to the penguins, short walk along the cape coast and easy biking in the hot sun - short lunch break in a "perfect" place followed by a nice cruise down the coastal roads... Will for sure be back - the bikes were better than... More 

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

Dear ku_berlin; Thank you so much for reviewing your AWOL Tours Cape Peninsula cycling experience. We are so pleased that you had a beautiful day exploring the scenic coastal roads and enjoyed the lunch break. Your guide really enjoyed sharing this day with you. Private tours allow us to really ensure that our guests can experience as much cycling on... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Awol tours have a lot of options for bike tours. remember to book in advance and enjoy. We did the city bike tour and the guide was great showing us how safe is to ride a bike in the Cape Town. You will see the Waterfront, the Gardens behind the parliament, city centre, bookap and much more.

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Dear Elisa N , Thank you so much for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours Cape Town City Cycle Tour with your AWOL Guide. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the history and culture of Cape Town by bicycle and felt safe on the tour, safety is always the priority. Yes, in a fairly short space of... More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Zwai was a great guide. Our family of five did the township bike tour on Christmas Eve. We wanted to give our kids some perspective during our trip to South Africa. We were of two minds. Beforehand it seemed strange that we would be biking through to see how they live. In fact, I found it incredibly awkward and our... More 

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

Hi Mike, thank you so much for reviewing your AWOL Tours cultural township bike tour. We very much understand that our guests might have reservations about visiting an informal settlement and feel awkward at viewing people’s obvious poverty but please remember that the local residents in Townships welcome our guests and encourage tours to take place in their communities, as... More 

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

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

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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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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6 reviews
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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 

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