“AWOL tours offer a multitude of fun and unique activities that allow guests to truly experience Cape Town, whether that be in the form of a wildlife safari, biking adventure through the winelands, or hike up Table Mountain.
Not only do AWOL tours offer exciting activities that enable guests to explore Cape Town, but the AWOL team offers cultural exchange experiences, that highlight Cape Town’s rich heritage and background. Experience authentic interactions with the local community, and gain an exclusive insight into the diverse history of this gorgeous city.
The AWOL team have a passion to share the diverse beauty of Cape Town’s people and places whilst also making a heartfelt difference in community. Discover and explore the Western Cape’s indigenous wildlife and landscapes with a hands-on approach to travel and adventure. AWOL Tours is a leading outdoor travel specialist for hiking and bicycle tours in Cape Town, South Africa. The experienced AWOL team balances expert trip planning with eco-friendly activities, creating thrilling, memorable travel experiences for you. AWOL Tours have been at the forefront of responsible tourism since 2002, with repeated awards and happy client reviews to prove their success.
Immerse yourself in the history and architecture of Cape Town on a City Cycle Tour, for the more adventurous, choose between single track trails on a mountain bike ride. On AWOL Tours’ award-winning Bicycle Township Tour, you can interact with a local community, learn about Xhosa culture, try traditional beer, and watch a Sangoma work with medicinal herbs. The Table Mountain hiking tours offer opportunities to observe and appreciate local plants and animals up close. Discover the biodiversity that makes the Cape Floral Kingdom so precious.
Cape Town City Cycle Tours: Our bicycle tour of Cape Town, led by our experienced local guides, is the only way for you to really experience this incredible city with its’ varied history, stunning architecture and diverse people. This cycle tour leaves the V&A Waterfront Information Centre daily at 10am.
Bicycle Township Tour: Would you like to interact with local residents of an urban township? Gain a deeper understanding of South Africa’s complex social dynamics first hand. AWOL Tour’s award-winning and socially responsible Bicycle Township Tour supports the community of Masiphumelele township and the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN).
Cape Point Tour: Explore the Cape Peninsula on a scenic day trip which can include cycling, hiking & kayaking. Your qualified nature and cultural guide will take you on a stunning drive of Chapman’s Peak, a walk along the rugged coastline from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Point Lighthouse and a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach.
Winelands Constantia Cycling Tour: Visit some of the oldest wine estates in and around Cape Town on this half-day bicycle tour. This pleasant ride through the vineyards, fynbos and suburbs of the Constantia region includes wine tasting stops, visits to historical sites, and an optional gourmet lunch.
Winelands Meander: Experience the historic Cape wine route with a personal guide on the Winelands meander with the option of either hiking, cycling or mountain biking in Stellenbosch or Franschhoek. After lunch, you also have the choice of visiting award-winning wine estates with a knowledgeable wine guide.
Wellington Cycling Meander: Discover the beautiful Winelands of Wellington off the beaten track with your personalised guide. You can choose between a leisurely or more difficult mountain bike ride as Wellington has something to offer for every fitness level.
Cape Peninsula 3 Day Self Cycle Tour: Pedal at your own relaxed pace on this self-cycle tour along the Cape Peninsula with spectacular coastal views. You’ll spend your evenings in a secluded farm house, braai under the stars and experience local Xhosa culture. While you are appreciating the area’s natural beauty, AWOL Tours will take care of your meals and porterage.
Mountain Biking Tours: Are you an avid mountain biker in search of adrenalin-packed adventure? AWOL Tours has experienced guides and equipment to help you discover some of the best loved easy scenic routes and technical ‘single track’ trails in Cape Town, the Winelands, and various areas of the Cape.
Garden Route Tours: If you have extra time and desire to explore further afield, then a trip along the Garden Route is a must. You will be exposed to the rugged scenery of the Klein Karoo, vast stretches of coastline and Afromontane forests. This may be your chance to see the shy Knysna Turaco and spot whales or dolphins frolicking in the warm waters.
Table Mountain Hike: A visit to Cape Town is incomplete without a hike up majestic Table Mountain, one of the ‘7 new wonders of nature’. On this private tour, you choose the route according to your fitness level and preferences. The guide will interpret the treasures of the Cape Floral Kingdom for you.
Table Mountain 3 Day Overnight Hike: If you want to spend more time in nature, AWOL Tours offers a multi-day hiking tour in Table Mountain National Park. Fully portaged, guided and catered, the Hoerikwaggo Trail leads you from Table Mountain all the way to the Cape of Good Hope. This trail is an unforgettable ‘slack packing’ experience.
City Walking Tour: Explore the city of a thousand faces on foot. AWOL’s professional tour guides host a fun and educational walking journey, showcasing the vibrant everyday life and history of the Mother City and her people.
Cederberg Hiking: The Cederberg mountain range is nature’s own art gallery of bizarre rock formations and San paintings. Explore the treasures of this stark landscape where leopards still roam. Discover the geological secrets that nature holds back for you on hiking trips and enjoy a refreshing bath in rock pools.
Winelands Hiking: Embark on a unique walking tour of the Winelands. Experience a walk through the vineyard or hike the rugged Jonkershoek mountains in the Winelands, the historic wine route in the Cape.
Private Tours: AWOL Tours cater to individuals, families and small groups. If you’re looking for a personalised tour itinerary, the staff can customise activities to fit your travel plans and budget, matching your preferences with your areas of interest.
Whether it’s a half day cycling tour in Masiphumelele Township, a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, meandering through the Winelands, or a trip along the lush Garden Route, the AWOL Tours team have the travel expertise to design a flexible itinerary to suit your needs. Take advantage of the Big Five tour special. This three-day discounted tour package covers the top five Cape Town excursions. AWOL Tours also designs and facilitates tours for schools, universities, clubs and special interest groups. Whether your focus is on a particular aspect or a variety of themes, the AWOL team can assist you in creating customised touring packages.
Services include providing support vehicles and bicycles for cycling clubs; facilitating botanical studies in the Cape Floral Kingdom; organising wildlife encounters in the Kruger Park; and arranging pelagic birding cruises for birding clubs. The accomplished AWOL Tours team can also provide your group with deeper insight into South Africa’s history and political transformation.”