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Reviewed 26 August 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous hike up Table Mountain with Mark Sickle. We chose the longer route and were so pleased as it was both challenging and beautiful--exactly what we hoped for. The views were tremendous and we felt a great sense of accomplishment when we reached the top! Mark was very knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. He set a good pace and encouraged us along the way. Once we reached the top he gave us a wonderful overview of the city. We would highly AWOL Tours and especially Mark. This was the highlight of our time in Cape Town and he made sure that it met all of our expectations even serving as photographer to help us document the day!

Date of experience: August 2014
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GOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Thanks so much for taking the time out to compliment Mark, our AWOL hiking guide. We are so pleased to hear that your guided hike up Table Mountain was a highlight of your time in Cape Town. I am so pleased that our flexibility in routes on our private hiking tours worked out for you and that you got to choose a longer and more scenic route. We look forward to hearing from you if you decide to travel back to Cape Town in future.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

I was so impressed with the Sunday morning City Cycle Tour my daughter and I did with Dave from AWOL Tours. As a Cape Tonian I discovered so many aspects of this beautiful city that I had not been aware of and would only be aware of when doing a cycle tour with an expert such as Dave. On a beautiful day as it was last Sunday, 10 August 2014 I could not think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than riding around the city at a gentle pace learning more about the history of the Mother City and and all the wonderful amenities available to residents and visitors alike. I highly recommend this tour and look forward to doing the township tour in the near future.
Lindsay Quail

Date of experience: August 2014
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GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Dear Lindsay Q
Thank you for your very thoughtful review of your Cape Town cycling tour with AWOL Tours guide Dave. We are so pleased that our Cape Town locals enjoy this experience as much as international guests. We look forward to receiving more adventurous locals and visitors and sharing Cape Town with everyone. Kind regards, Helen AWOL Tours. p.s Hopefully you can join us soon for a Table Mountain guided hike.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

It was a great experience to visit this part of Cape Town. We (husband, three daughters 15 - 23 years old and me fra Denmark) spend three and a half our together with our friendly and very informative guide Zwai in Masiphumelele - a township in the southern part of Cape Town. He told us about the daily life, history and future for this community. We visited a childcare-house, some workprojects, a small restaurant, a local healer and different part of the area. AWOl tours gave us the opportunity to have these unique experieces in a sustainable way working together with the local community, making jobs, use biking and donate money for local childcare. We were enriched by a lot of sensory input - music, language, shout, moving, taste, smell and friendly people.
It was easy to book on the internet and we get quick answer by email when we had some questions.
Thank you and our best recommandations.

Date of experience: July 2014
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GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Dear Anne D, thank you very much for the much appreciated review. AWOL Tours is so pleased that you had a great Masiphumelele, Cape Town bicycle township tour and found the experience family friendly. AWOL Guide Zwai is very involved in this vibrant community. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Cape Town. Kind regards, Helen AWOL Tours.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

My husband and I are regular cyclists and whenever we visit a new city we love to start off with a bike tour. It’s a great way to see a wide area of the city in a short amount of time, and it also provides an opportunity to chat with the guide in a relaxed setting. We loved our visit to Cape Town and lots about the bike tour, but the lack of biking infrastructure did take away from our experience (e.g., a couple close calls with cars, not a lot of bike lanes). That said, our guide was terrific — great personal attention, advice and information about the city.

Date of experience: October 2013
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GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Dear Torontoalin, thank you for your review on AWOL Tour's Cape Town city cycle tour. We are pleased that you enjoyed the guide and the overall experience. AWOL Tours presented your above review at the Provincial Cycle Tourism Framework Stakeholder Engagement and we are actively involved with the future of cycling in Cape Town and the development of cycling infrastructure, we hope that when you return you will enjoy a more relaxing cycling experience. Kind regards, Helen AWOL Tours.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Our guidebook recommended AWOL for adventure tours and so I emailed them months in advance to plan tours to the Cape of Good Hope and the Winelands for 3 generations. From the initial contact with Sally, who must have patiently dealt with at least 20 emails from me trying to figure out how to accommodate family members of varying ages and interests, to the actual tours with Mark, Jeremy and Dave, we could not have asked for a better experience. Aside from the fact that the guides were very knowledgable, professional and enjoyable to be with, they were innovative, flexible, and patient. In the Winelands, they brought along cricket bats to entertain the kids (aged 11 and 8) so that the grown ups could enjoy a few wine tastings and helped my son ride a bike when he wasn't totally comfortable so that mom and dad could go on ahead. On the Cape Tour, my son is obsessed with penguins and they arranged a special last minute kayaking tour so that we could get up close to them. We weren't sure we were up to the entire kayak trip so they arranged a one way trip and had the guides return the kayaks. They were amazing and we only wish they had an outfit in Jo'burg too!

Date of experience: June 2014
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GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Dear Allison Z, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with AWOL Tours. AWOL Tours really enjoyed planning your families Cape Town experience. Cape Town is an ideal destination for travelling adventurous families of all age groups and fitness levels, and AWOL Tours ensures that nobody gets left out or left behind. We look forward to sharing your future Cape Town adventures. Kind regards, Helen AWOL Tours.

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