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AWOL Tours

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Address: Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 83 234 6428
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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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$43*
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Cape Town City Cycling Tour
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$43*
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Private Hiking Tour of Table Mountain
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$54*
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Private Tour: Bicycle Township Tour in Cape Town

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Fabulous way to spend a morning!

My wife and I went on the city cycle tour yesterday! To begin with booking on line was a breeze! On the morning of the ride we met Sally and her staff in the office, they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MagellanSingapore
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Queensland, Australia
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Profondeville, Belgium
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have booked a township tour with Awol. We are both aware of the conditions of general slum areas as we lived for months in the Philippines for example. We wanted to learn more about the life in the SA township while being a bit embarrassed by "visiting" the place they live. That's why we chose AWOL... More 

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GOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

The poor rating given to the AWOL Tours township tour is very unfortunate and saddens us immensely. Whilst we respect the opinion of the reviewer it most certainly does not reflect the ethos, partnerships, and sustainability of the experience that we have worked so hard over the last 14 years to create. If the reviewers felt unnecessarily pressured into buying... More 

Queensland, Australia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went on the city cycle tour yesterday! To begin with booking on line was a breeze! On the morning of the ride we met Sally and her staff in the office, they were friendly and helpful. Abi our guide was in training with Mark the experienced guide along to ensure all went well. They were both... More 

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

Dear MagellanSingapore, Thank you so much for your very much appreciated review of your Cape Town City Cycle Tour experience. We are so pleased that you found the AWOL online booking system easy to use and with friendly and helpful customer service from the team. Yes, AWOL guide Mark ensures that everyone feels safe and comfortable on this experience and... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a cycling tour and it was fantastic despite the weather. We got to know a bit more of South African history with a great guide

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

Dear Virginia L, Thank you for taking the time to review your AWOL Tours Cape Town City Cycling Tour. We are so pleased that you had a great time, Cape Town in winter really is a beautiful experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for more cycling adventures. Kind regards, Helen AWOL Tours. More 

Connecticut
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had terrific time hiking Table Mountain. Despite rainy weather and even a little sleet, we enjoyed our time. This was my second time hiking with AWOL and we will be back again.

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

Dear OLCT04, Thank you for your review of your AWOL Tours Table Mountain Hike, we are so pleased that you enjoyed being on the mountain with your guide and experienced adventurous weather. Please join us for more hiking adventures, the Cederberg is always a beautiful hiking destination all year round. Thank you again for the recommendation and all the best... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most fantastic experience starting off with Mark who picked us up and drove us to Masipumalele township. Mark shared with us many interesting facts about Cape Town and surrounds and we had an open conversation about politics, culture, and the trending situation in South Africa. Zwai was a brilliant guide, who we met in the township and... More 

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

Dear Taikplayerinjapan, Thank you so much for this very heart warming review. We are so pleased that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the company of your AWOL guides Mark and Zwai. Private tours such as this allows for authentic cultural exchanges and to experience Masiphumele as a guest rather that a tourist; We hope that you enjoyed the traditional... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of educators signed up to go on the Township Bike Tour to get to visit and engage with more people in South Africa. We got to meet a diverse range of ages, eat a delicious meal in Nonny's home, dance, play, and even shop at a local seamstress' shop! It was a perfect day!

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

Dear lauramS7484ZC, Thank you so much for your review of your Masiphumelele cultural bicycle township tour with AWOL Tours. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the company of your guide Zwai and the lunch with Nonny. Masiphumelele is a very welcoming community with so much to share with visiting guests. Thank you again for the recommendation and we look... More 

Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenagers) and did 2 tours with AWOL, one was a cycling tour through the wine region, and the other a township tour. We had different guides for the tours, but both were fantastic - so friendly, but also able to share much about the area, the culture, the... More 

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1 Thank Careysix1968
UGOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share you cycling tour experiences in Cape Town with our AWOL Tour guides. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your winelands cycle and that you felt so safe on township tour. As I'm a mother with children myself, we really work hard at making our tours family friendly as we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on the Masiphumelele township bike tour and had a wonderful experience. From start to finish, the guides were super friendly and professional - both Paul, who picked me up from the hotel and dropped me off at the township, and Zwai, who took me on the cycling tour. It was really interesting to hear Zwai's story of moving... More 

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UGOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your personal experience of doing the AWOL bicycle township tour in Cape Town with Paul and Zwai. I will pass on the message to both and ensure that Nonny knows that you enjoyed her delicious lunch. Glad that you gained so much insight from the local community experience. More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We spent three days with AWOL Tours and our guide Dave, and he was amazing. Super knowledgeable, fun, and friendly. We did a city tour on bikes; a peninsula tour; and a day in Franschoek biking around and visiting wineries. Not one complaint about our time with Dave, and some other conference attendees went out with other AWOL tour guides... More 

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2 Thank Erin B
UGOAWOL, General Manager at AWOL Tours, responded to this review

Dear Erin B, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your AWOL experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed the company of your AWOL guide Dave; we enjoyed sharing the best of Cape Town with you. Thank you again for your recommendation, we look very much forward to welcoming you back for more cycling adventures. Kind... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

A real nice experience through the city of Cape Town guided by a real enthousiastic and motivated guide. In a couple of hours we visited many nice spots in town and the tour-leader provided us with a lot of details and background information. A great start to learn more about Cape Town\.

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

Dear aegidius1904, Thank you for your review of your Cape Town City Cycle tour with AWOL Tours. We are so pleased that you enjoyed this experience. This is a really nice way to explore the city and AWOL Guides really love sharing the history and their own personal stories of Cape Town. Thank you again for the recommendation. We look... More 

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