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“Township from the inside”
Review of AWOL Tours

AWOL Tours
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$52.96*
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Cape Town City Cycling Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Joined by my wife, Brother and his girlfriend, we found lots of busy people, laughing children an music floatin the streets. Our very special thanks to our guide, who gave our view some new angles. This IS a MUST DO for every visitor of Capetown and around.
Dont be afraid! Meet people like you and I, just living different.

Thank RenateundOliver
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UGOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Great we are delighted that you had a wonderful day in Masiphumelele with our guide Zwai and that you gained insight into the lives of ordinary South Africans. All the best and happy travelling in future

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have enjoyed the day with Leonard. We think he is an excellent guide. Will definately recommend Awol Tours to our friends. Thanks again Leonard for making our day!!!

Thank InaBotha
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UGOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Great to hear that you had a fantastic day on Table Mountain with Leonard. Thanks for recommending AWOL.

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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Our tour with AWOL Tours involved a long hike up the eastern and northern aspects of Table Mountain and a Cable Car ride down.

After confirming our fitness and desires, our tour guide David provided us with over 6 hours of informative discussion on a broad range of topics while we hiked our way up the mountain. The provided lunch was basic but hit the spot. The hike itself was great, but David's knowledge on the area, South Africa, the flora and fauna and everything else that come up in discussions really made the day.

Thank Carrissa I
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UGOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience of hiking up Table Mountain with our guide Dave.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

I had a great time on this tour - and I'm not usually into these 'voyeuristic' type tours. What made it really great was that there was enough time to let organic interactions happen. It was very sad to see the informal part of the township but it was great to chat to the people wihtin the little alleyways and maize of the informal section. I know that here is a lot of nasty stuff that goes on under these conditions but I was happy to see the amount of smiling faces and was amazed that someone actually invited us inside his shack.

Zwai and Leonard made all the difference of course. kudos to you guys. oh yeah...and the lunch was AMAZING!

1  Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

My husband and me had a bike tour on the winelands with Dave Kruger, interesting combination: sports and wine tasting :-) the day started with a visit in the Cheetah Reserve (very cute baby cheetahs!!) then with a nice lunch what the biketour folllowed. We stopped at 3 places to do wine tasting, i think we could not do more...Only think we could have done better is do more cycling (so beautiful landscape!) before really drinking wine as it gets more and more difficult.
Dave was an excellent guide and a great company giving us many information on everything, the region the wine production, history even of South Africa in general.
I can definitely recommend the agency and this tour specifially, is not really cheap but the experience is really worth.

Thank Gyongyi R
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UGOAWOL, Owner at AWOL Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

Thanks so much for sharing your Winelands cycling experience with others. We really glad you enjoyed your time with Dave. Next time we will ensure that you get more cycling done before the wine tasting. Look forward to keeping in touch in future.
Kind regards
Sally

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