Hiking & Cycling Experiences in Beautiful

Cape Town
AWOL Tours is a leading outdoor travel specialist for hiking and bicycle tours in Cape Town, South Africa.
The name AWOL is a play on the military term “Absent Without Leave” implying escaping routine and indulging in an active, refreshing learning experience in a world waiting to be explored – ” Adventure without Limits” 
We offer you opportunities for authentic interactions with the local community, an insight into our diverse history and experiencing the breath taking beauty of the nature surrounding us.
Our experienced AWOL team balance expert trip planning with eco-friendly activities, creating thrilling, memorable travel experiences with us.
AWOL Tours been at the forefront of responsible tourism since 2002, with repeated awards and happy guests to prove our success.
We are fully insured with SATIB, and is an accredited member of the South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA), guaranteeing your deposits.
All AWOL Tours  have guaranteed departures so that your adventures go according to your plans. No minimum numbers are required for day tour reservations. Tours can also depart with single travellers.
The safety of our guests is a priority. As the business is located in Southern Africa, the directors have personal knowledge of local conditions and are best able to advise travellers on which areas to avoid. All guides and operators are carefully selected to ensure they are qualified and have the relevant experience to facilitate tours.
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Suits You?


Are you an active traveller keen to explore?

Immerse yourself in the history and architecture of Cape Town on a City Cycle Tour, or, for the more adventurous, choose between single track trails on a mountain bike ride or meander through the winelands.

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Want to experience South Africa’s rich heritage?

On AWOL Tours’ award-winning Bicycle Township Tour, you can interact with the local community, learn about Xhosa culture, try traditional beer, and watch a Sangoma work with medicinal herbs.

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Keen to spend time in nature during your stay?

Our Table Mountain hiking tours offer opportunities to observe and appreciate local plants and animals up close. Discover the biodiversity that makes our Cape Floral Kingdom so precious.

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Table Mountain Hike

Winelands Cycling

Cape Town City Cycle Tour

Cape Point Cycle Tour

Scheduled Tours

Limited time? Last minute? Travelling on your own? Then join AWOL Tours on our popular scheduled cycling tours with guaranteed daily departures.  Our flagship Cape Town City Cycle Tour leaves daily from our offices at the V&A Waterfront and is a great introduction to Cape Town, its history and people. For some cultural diversity and insight into a greater understanding of our complex society, join our award winning Bicycle Township Tour in Masiphumelele leaving daily. It will be the “Highlight of your holiday“!

Private Tours

If you’re looking for a personalised tour itinerary, AWOL Tours can customise activities to fit your travel plans and budget, matching your preferences with your areas of interest. We cater to individuals, families and small groups.

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, we have the travel expertise to design a flexible itinerary to suit your needs.

Take advantage of our Big Five tour special. This three-day discounted tour package covers our top five Cape Town excursions.

Group Tours

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, we assist you in creating customised touring packages.

Our 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.

Our accomplished AWOL Tours team can also provide your group with deeper insight into South Africa’s history and political transformation.


AWOL Tours?

“This is not to be missed. The best way to see another side of South Africa most tourists will not see… everyone coming to Africa should do this. Eye opening, educational and fun. William was an exceptional guide.”

“Brilliant family tours! Communication before hand with Sally was excellent and she had bikes of the right size ready for all the children. Two guides came along so we were able to split up and the older children tackle some harder riding. The food and wine at the wineries was delicious and both guides were really great – encouraging, full of info and we learnt lots about South Africa and it’s culture while enjoying some great cycling in a beautiful place.  We would wholeheartedly recommend this tour. It was the perfect way to start our Cape Town adventure.”

“What a great way to find out all about the history and culture of Cape Town with our excellent guide Paul who was so friendly and knowledgeable. We had great fun and would highly recommend. Thank you.”

“Great family morning outing. Really enjoyed getting to know downtown Cape Town on bikes. Our guide was very informative and adapted well to having 3 teenagers in our group in terms of information content. The bikes were good quality and the route a good mix of roads, gardens, cycle paths etc. Would recommend.”

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