Six Spectacular Helicopter Rides Over Cape Town

Six Spectacular Helicopter Rides Over Cape Town

Take to the skies for the heli flip of a lifetime!

Cape Town isn’t short of jaw-dropping views, but once you’ve seen Table Mountain from the air, you’ll agree it’s even more beautiful. Whether you’re a local celebrating a special occasion, or an out-of-towner wanting to make the most of a flying visit, helicopter rides are a spectacular way to experience the dramatic beauty of the Cape peninsula. Cape Town Helicopters’ eco-friendly helicopter flights range from short hops over Cape Town Stadium, Lion’s Head and Camps Bay, to a full tour of the peninsula circling Cape Point.

The Table Mountain 12-minute heli flip
Twelve Apostles 16-minute heli flip
Twelve Apostles + Hout Bay 25-minute heli loop
A 25-minute heli-view over two oceans
The whole Cape Peninsula – a 55-minute heli-odyssey
Robben Island 20-minute scenic heli flip

The Table Mountain 12-minute heli flip

Helicopter Ride Cape Town

Within a minute of taking off from the V&A Waterfront, you’re flying level with Table Mountain, viewing Cape Town Stadium, Lion’s Head and the Clifton beaches spread out below. The loop takes you as far as Camps Bay and back for a bird’s eye view of the turquoise waters of Cape Town’s “Riviera”, the fullest 12 minutes of your life.
Duration Around 12 minutes
Cost R2 200
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Twelve Apostles 16-minute heli flip

This flip adds a further strip of coastline to the repertoire. After rounding the iconic landmarks of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head, you’ll take in the full beauty of the Twelve Apostles mountains beyond Camps Bay, and mesmerising ocean views that curve to the horizon.
Flight Around 16 minutes
Cost R2 900
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Twelve Apostles + Hout Bay 25-minute heli loop

Experience the whole stretch of coastline from the V&A Waterfront and Camps Bay along the dramatic Twelve Apostles peaks to Hout Bay. Sometimes cruising above the ocean to spot dolphins and whales, other times at the perfect height for the best panoramic mountain landscapes, it’s 16 minutes of pure scenic joy.
Flight Around 16 minutes
Cost R3 200
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A 25-minute heli-view over two oceans

Setting out along the same stunning Atlantic coastline past Camps Bay and Llandudno, the Two Oceans helicopter ride continues over Hout Bay to Noordhoek. Your flight then crosses over to the sweep of the False Bay coastline, with Fish Hoek and Muizenberg beaches below, before flying back to base over the Constantia Winelands.
Good to know This option also gives you a complimentary catamaran cruise from the V&A Waterfront.
Flight Around 25 minutes
Cost R4 250
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The whole Cape Peninsula – a 55-minute heli-odyssey

This bird’s eye view of the whole of the Cape Peninsula soaks up the sights in an immersive “full works” experience, making memories that will last a lifetime. Starting out along the stunning Atlantic coastline, including Chapman’s Peak, this route continues past Kommetjie and Scarborough to the Cape of Good Hope. Soak up all the unspoilt beauty and hidden beaches of Table Mountain National Park, rounding Cape Point to return along the False Bay coastline past Simon’s Town, and then back over the Constantia Winelands.
Good to know This package includes a complimentary sunset catamaran cruise.
Flight Around 50 minutes
Cost R8 250
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Robben Island 20-minute scenic heli flip

Fly out over Table Bay to Robben Island, circling over the World Heritage site’s nature conservation area, limestone quarry and world-famous prison. The flight gives the best picture-postcard views of Cape Town and Table Mountain and a chance to view marine life from above the waves.
Flight Around 20 minutes
Cost R3 300
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About your flight

All helicopter rides take off from the helipad at the V&A Waterfront. You’ll be equipped with top-of-the-range, noise-cancelling BOSE aviation-grade headsets, allowing you to chat to the pilot and get the low-down on all the city attractions and natural highlights while you fly.

Eco-friendly helicopters

What makes Cape Town Helicopters’ flights stand out (besides its professional approach and friendly, well-informed pilots), is its fleet of modern, very comfortable, Airbus helicopters. This is jet-setting executive transport, air-conditioned, and as quiet as a helicopter gets. The Airbus H120 and H130 have special fenestron tail rotors that are much less noisy (under 60 decibels) and are some of the few machines permitted to fly over eco-sensitive areas – no scaring the wildlife (or hikers) when you fly over Table Mountain.

Where to meet Unit 3, 36 East Pier Unit 3, V&A Helipad, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 01 August 2023

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