We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

AWOL Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: V&A Waterfront Information Centre | Dock Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 83 234 6428
Website
Today
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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.
read more
Visit like an insider
$42*
and up
Cape Town City Cycling Tour
$51*
and up
Private Tour: Bicycle Township Tour in Cape Town

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 225 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Do it with Mark!

We did the tour today and we had a blast. Bikes are Giants in perfect condition, the sights were great and they are very neat and organized. Now, the best part was Mark, the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Rszpigel
Add Photo Write a Review

225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We did the tour today and we had a blast. Bikes are Giants in perfect condition, the sights were great and they are very neat and organized. Now, the best part was Mark, the tour guide. Not only he explained everything with the most patience and knowledge, he gave us tips on restaurants and tours among other stuff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Rszpigel, Thank you so much for your review and recommendation this is very much appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Cape Town City Cycle Tour experience with our local guide Mark and our very beautiful giant hybrid bicycles makes cycling around the city a pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cape Town for... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I took the private tour with AWOL and we were extremely pleased as to how it went. The scenery was spectacular, Ryan, our guide was excellent and we highly recommend this tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Jaime L, Thank you for taking the time to review your AWOL experience with AWOL Guide Ryan; we are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience of the private full day Cape Peninsula tour including the Penguins and Cape Point Nature reserve and Chapmans Peak and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cape Town, hopefully for leisurely... More 

Calgary, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What an amazing, intimate, eye-opening experience. Thank you to Mark and Zwai, our guides. This is a must-do activity in Cape Town.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear JaMaHa, Thank you for recommending your AWOL Tours Cultural Township Bicycle Tour. experience with guides Mark and Zwai. We are so pleased that you had enjoyed the genuine cultural exchange and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cape Town. All the best for your future adventuring. Kind regards, Helen AWOL Tours. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Let me cut to the chase and just tell you that if you need to rent a bike in Cape Town this is the place to go. My wife and I are avid cyclists and were thrilled to find this great company right in the heart of the V&A Waterfront. And despite our unusual schedule, Sally and her team made... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time out to share your great bike rental service with AWOL. As a fellow cyclists, I understand time constraints to fit in training bike rides in between work and conferencing. So I am so glad that we managed to make it easy for you to get an early morning cycle from your hotel in... More 

Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

AWOL Tours was an outstanding group to deal with during our recent two-couples visit to Cape Town. Sally tailored the Cape Point tour to our needs, including helping us shift hotels at the end of the tour! Our guide and driver, Jeremy was a pleasure to spend the day with, easy-going, flexible, informative, and engaged - he shared our awe... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Geoff S, thank you so much for reviewing and recommending AWOL Tours; this is very much appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your day with Jeremy. Private tour allow for so much more travelling flexibility. Delighted that you enjoyed the vibrant gospel Sunday in Masiphumele with Zwai and the scenic coastal hiking in Cape Point. Jeremy really... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was a great cycle tour. One remark is that it is a little long without a coffeebreak. Have done a lot of city cycle tours and it is fine to have a small break half way to drink a coffee or another refreshment. Maybe you could include that.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mink t, Thank you for your review and recommendation, this is very much appreciated. Yes, a drink stop is a lovely suggestion and will also provide a chance for guests to enjoy the vibe of the city a little longer on the AWOL Tours Cape Town City Cycle experience. Guests are always welcome to request a refreshment break at... More 

Limburg Province, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

In April we had a guide from Awol Tours to hike Table Mountain. We were a group of two (female) adults and three kids (14, 11 and 11). The guide advised us a tour of approx. 4 to 5 hours. What we got was a wonderfull walk with magnificent views. The weather was beautiful. The guide was very nice, told... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear 15lon, Thank you for taking the time to review and recommend your AWOL Tours Cape Town, guided Table Mountain hiking experience. April is a beautiful hiking month and we are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed the hike, this experience is great for families as our guides select manageable routes for all ages with beautiful views and... More 

Sussex UK
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Informative, friendly and very interesting tour Mark was great fun and extremely knowledgable , recommended

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Tonyjharris, Thank you for reviewing and recommending your AWOL Tours Cape Town cycling tour experience, this is very much appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the company of AWOL Guide Mark who really enjoys sharing Cape Town with guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cape Town for some Table Mountain hiking or cycling and... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is an excellent, award-winning company with really good guides. Not the cheapest, but excellent service and highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mlilwane, Thank you for taking the time to review and recommend AWOL Tours. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. Yes, AWOL Tours has been acknowledged formally for Responsible Tourism practices and our AWOL Guides are all professionally certified. We do cater for all budgets from a Cape Town City Cycle Tour to luxury overnight... More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful driving tour of Cape Town. We originally had a walking tour planned, but my fathet hurt his leg so we had to switch it to a driving tour. Our guide from AWOL was absolutely wonderful and not only spoke about South African history, but about his own life and experience. I would highly recommend this.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Anne11344, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and recommend AWOL Tours; this is very much appreciated. We are so pleased that we were able to accommodate your dad and your family could still enjoy the Cape Town experience together. AWOL Guide Mark looks forward to welcoming you back to Cape Town, hopefully for some Table... More 

Travelers who viewed AWOL Tours also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to AWOL Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from AWOL Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?