By joining an AWOL City Cycle tour visitors get to experience many aspects of the “Mother City”. Its famous rich history, imposing geology and cultural diversity will obviously be pointed out and discussed. But there is much more. AWOL guides also like to point out the less obvious attractions of the city, some of them […]
Cape Town is a great city to explore with Kids. Especially if you enjoy being
active outdoors. On a bicycle is the ideal way to see, hear, smell and
experience our magificant city and Sea Point promenade, meet local kids in
Masiphumelele, try out the pump track on a wine farm and cycle around
Cape Point Nature Reserve after […]
On an AWOL City cycle tour of Cape Town, our experienced tour guides unfold the sequence of unfortunate events led to the founding of the Mother City.
1. The closure of overland trade routes by the Turks
By 1453, the lucrative Spice trade florished; but when Constantinople fell into Turkish hands, overland trade routes to the East […]
AWOL Tours has moved the start of the Masiphumelele Bicycle Township tour to Chasmay Road campus to be closer to our NGO partner MasiCorp and to share workshop with the Songezo cycling academy.
Songezo Jim, a professional road cyclist started a cycling academy in the Masiphumelele Township to expose teenage children to cycling rather than the […]
Cape Town is fast becoming a popular holiday destination for families with children. kids Hiking on Table Mountain makes for an adventurous challenge for active young hikers. […]
Cycling has long become an integral part of tourism in South Africa. Especially the Western Cape with its many events attracts thousands of international visitors every year. Let’s have a look at what makes cycling here so special.
Events like the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the Cape Epic, Wines2Whales and the Coronation Double Century (just to name […]
Table Mountain should be on your to do list when visiting Cape Town. Hiking up is the best way to go for an even more adventurous experience. You don’t need to be very fit or experienced as long as you have a little bit of stamina. We share our top 6 tips for hiking up […]
On the AWOL City Cycle tours our guides share the city’s heritage and culture. In between the beautiful historical buildings and vibrant the vibrant Cape Town communities are the tranquil Company Gardens. This is a heritage gateway to the past and in the spirit of heritage month we reflect on 2 of the oldest artifacts in the city; namely the Company’s botanical gardens and the Presidents house.
Since the ending of Apartheid, Township Tours in South Africa have become really popular, but AWOL Tours was the first tour operator to start offering the same experience by bicycle in Masiphumelele Township on the Peninsula in Cape Town. Involvement with the local community earned AWOL Tours an international responsible tourism award at the World Travel Market in London in 2006. […]
Team “Going AWOL” Sally and Meike have successfully completed the 9-day mountain biking challenge JoBerg2c in April this year. Now, it is time to reflect on the huge personal challenge, the most spectacular South African landscape and the adventurous endurance race we accomplished.