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The history of the Company’s botanical garden

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.

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October 27th, 2016|

Bicycle Township Tours in Masiphumelele

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. […]

August 15th, 2016|
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AWOL goes joBerg2c – 9 days of mountain biking adventure in South Africa

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.

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June 13th, 2016|

Township tour Cycling through Gugulethu

AWOL Tours has expanded its  Community-based Bicycle Tours in Cape Town to include another community. Building on the success of operating a Bicycle township tour in Masiphumelele for the last 15 years, AWOL is now offering  guests an opportunity to gain insight to the post apartheid Gugulethu community. As we cycle through this historical township with a more developed urban landscape we learn about the political past. […]

June 7th, 2016|
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Tour De Attakwas

In search of new off-road biking routes for our mountain biking clients, we went on another spectacular AWOL adventure. We designed a new itinerary with a route that connects Montagu to George with our already existing Garden Route/Karoo tour. The highlight of the trip was to ride the (in)famous Attakwaskloof, a historical mountain pass that tested our climbing skills.

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May 30th, 2016|

Cape Town Active Tour Package for supporters of the 2016 Men’s Fistball World Cup

Planning on coming to Cape Town to attend the 2016 Fistball Men’s World Cup and the 1st South African Open Fistball Tournament? AWOL Tours is the official South African Fistball partner and offers an exclusive all inclusive holiday experience. Proceeds of tours during the World Cup event will be used to fund Fistball development. The following activities have been tailored as a special  offer to all attendees and supporters of this event!

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May 16th, 2016|

AWOL Tours supports Table Mountain National Parks EMP for expanded mountain biking trails in Cape Town

As AWOL Tours takes a vested interest in tourism facilities in Cape Town, we commend Table Mountain National Parks for  the EMP proposal to expand the mountain biking trails on Table Mountain to meet the demand of a rapid growing interest group. […]

April 16th, 2016|

The Long Ride To JoBerg2C

With only a week to go before the start of JoBerg2c mountain biking race, after many trials and tribulations the “Going AWOL” team, Meike Aschenbroich (AWOL German Tour guide and consultant) and Sally Petersen (AWOL Tours Director) are ready for the challenge ahead of them.

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April 15th, 2016|

Mountain biking on the Constantia Greenbelt

In February 2016, after a public participation; the City of Cape Town opened the Constantia Greenbelt to cyclists. AWOL Tour guides are  able to offer guests an easy mountain biking route away from tar roads to explore the vineyards in the Constantia Wine Valley. […]

February 11th, 2016|

Christmas giving responsibly on Township Tour

The Christmas season in Cape Town is always a time of renewed compassion. Many guests who join our Bicycle Township tours in December always ask how they can give back to the Cape Town community and this kindness always brings back an appreciation for what we do. […]

December 21st, 2015|
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