Riding Through The Grapevines

Visiting the Cape Winelands vineyards is a huge tick of the box in most itineraries when visiting Cape Town. There are over 600 (!) vineyards to choose from nowadays, and wine tasting can sometimes feel like an overwhelming activity. Therefore AWOL Tours provides the unique opportunity to cycle through some of the world famous South African vineyards to discover the history and culture of these unique areas and  include private tastings with the cellar masters or winemakers.


March 14th, 2019|

Supporting Songezo Jim Cycling Academy

Over the years, AWOL Tours has been growing its commitment to support the Songezo Jim Cycling Academy based in Masiphumelele Cape Town. Songezo Jim is a professional South African cyclist riding for Kuwait–Cartucho.es. He rode in the 2015 Vuelta a España & 2016 Giro d’Italia, becoming the first black South African rider to compete in the race. Our Tour Guide Bevan recently went on a training ride with the youth team and discovered just how serious they really are and why they truly do deserve the support of the Cape Town cycling community. […]

February 15th, 2019|

Scheduled Constantia mountain biking tours

AWOL Tours is launching  scheduled mountain bike half day Constantia winelands tours.  We know that cyclists are sociable  and many of our clients love connecting with other travellers. To make mountain biking tours more accessible for spontaneous travellers we are launching scheduled daily departures for a small group experience which we hope will become one of the preferred meeting places for our travelling mountain biking community.


September 4th, 2018|

Frequently asked questions AWOL hiking and cycling tour

I have been working as a front desk sales consultant at AWOL Tours based in the V&A Waterfront Tourism Information Centre  for just over 7 years and in this time have fielded some fairly strange questions: ” What time does the Noon day gun go off ?” and ” Can we walk to Robben Island ? ” are a […]

August 30th, 2018|

Scheduled Masiphumelele Bicycle Township Tour experience

AWOL Tours now had scheduled daily departures on our Masiphumelele Cultural Township Bicycle Tour to cater for guests making spontaneous last minute travel plans. Our relationship with the  Masiphumelele community, our local guides, and our partnerships with MasiCorp and Songenzo Jim’s Cycling Academy, have seen this experience grow from strength to strength and we are now in a position to offer both private and scheduled group tours. […]

July 31st, 2018|

Visit Cape Town despite the drought

AWOL Tours encourage visitors to come to enjoy Cape Town  despite the drought and water restrictions. Come and embrace this as an important life experience and be mindful of the drought whilst having a responsible holiday in Cape Town.


February 11th, 2018|

Explore the beauty of the Inner City of Cape Town

If you manage to visit the breathtaking City of Cape Town, take the opportunity to learn more about this fantastical place on a City Cycle Tour! If you’ve just arrived fresh off the plane and are eager to get out and see the sites, here are a few things you can be sure to learn about while on the tour…

Cape […]

January 8th, 2018|

Ride an Electric Mountain bike now on AWOL Tours

AWOL Tours can now offer guests an easier option to ride the exhilarating and challenging trails around Table Mountain in Cape Town on an electric mountain bike.


December 14th, 2017|

Hiking Table Mountain with an Active Heart

What started as a way to involve my own adopted children with exposure to their birth culture has lead to even greater community involvement, where AWOL Tour guests can now join a community guided hikes. […]

November 22nd, 2017|

Devasting fire burns Masiphumele creche

It’s with a heavy heart we share the news that Masivelani creche burnt down recently. AWOL Tour guests visit the creche on the Masiphumelele bicycle township tour. […]

November 12th, 2017|