AWOL Tours

Cape Town

This establishment practices or provides the following eco choices:
  • Recycling
  • Carbon Neutral
  • Local Products
  • Fair Trade
  • Empowerment
  • Sustainable Fishing

AWOL Tours is the leading outdoor travel specialist for hiking and biking tours in Cape Town, balancing trip planning with low-carbon consumption activities to explore the Mother City and surroundings, and actively engage with its culture, local communities and pristine nature. 

AWOL aims to provide visitors with tours that foster interaction with the host community and landscape, creating a holistic and personal insight into urban South Africa. In 2002 AWOL Tours initiated a bicycle tourism programme in the Masiphumelele community of Cape Town in conjunction with the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN), a non-profit organisation. Supporting the promotion of the bicycle in all of its forms, the AWOL tourism project in Masiphumelele makes use of recycled bicycles, allowing guests to interact with the local community from the bicycle seat. The project has proven to provide real, lasting benefits for the local people; local economy is stimulated and developed as tours include visitits to a wide range of local small businesses.

On the forefront of responsible tourism since 2002 and Fair Trade Tourism Certified, AWOL also supports local environmental organisations; visits to wine estates that are members of the 'Biodiversity Wine Initiative' are arranged, and groups are guided as to which seafood is green listed by South African Sustainable Seafood Institute (SASSI). 

A wide range of tours are available, with bicycle rental options. 

QUICK FACTS
What: Outdoor Activities, Travel Services
Where is this: Cape Town
GPS Co-ordinates: S 33°54'18''   E 18°25'10''
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AWOL Tours, Cape Town
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