AWOL Tours is a leading outdoor travel specialist for hiking and bicycle tours in Cape Town, South Africa. We offer you opportunities for breathtaking 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.

Cape Town tours- cycling to Cape Point,  Cape Town Community involvement on Township Tour doing Art classes AWOL Tours does Nature tours with Baboon sightings on the Cape Peninsula


Are you an active traveler keen to explore?

Immerse yourself in the history and architecture of Cape Town on a City Cycle Tour, leaving the V&A Waterfront daily at 10am. For the more adventurous, choose between easy scenic routes to single track trails on a mountain biking trip. View the Mother City from a dramatic perspective by hiking the iconic Table Mountain. With AWOL Tours, you can do a day trip or overnight trail in the Table Mountain National Park, spend the day on a leisurely Winelands meander with personalised wine tasting, or explore the rugged beauty of Cape Point.


Want to experience South Africa’s rich heritage?

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 (a traditional healer) work with medicinal herbs. If it’s tastes and flavours you’re after, savour traditional cuisine in the Cape Malay quarter or sample South Africa’s exquisite wine cultivars on one of our scenic Winelands Tours. Step back in time when you visit significant Cape Town buildings influenced by the Dutch, English, Portuguese, and South East Asian chapters of our history, on our City Cycle Tour.


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. There’s plenty to look out for, including the striking Cape Sugarbird, shy klipspringer, and stately King Protea. Discover what makes the biodiversity of our threatened Cape Floral Kingdom so precious, and spot penguins, bontebok, baboons and ostriches in their indigenous habitat on your trip to Cape Point. If time is on your side, venture further afield, embracing the smells, sights and sounds on a tour of the breathtaking Garden Route with one of AWOL Tours’ experienced guides.

Private Tours

We cater to individuals, families and small groups. 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.

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 expertiese 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.

Find out more about our Trip Planning services.

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.

Find out more about our Trip Planning services.

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