A Private Helicopter Tour of Robben Island

Robben Island Heli Tour

A tailor-made excursion to a Cape Town landmark.

A Robben Island tour is an essential part of every Cape Town itinerary. The world heritage site and maximum-security prison where Nelson Mandela spent many years as a political prisoner is now a museum, located on a small island in the Table Bay nature conservation area with the best views of the Mother City.

Robben Island Heli Tour: Aerial View
Robben Island Heli Tour: Museum

Flying there by helicopter for a private guided tour makes it easily accessible for time-pressed travellers, and perfect for those wanting a high-end, exclusive experience. Plus those picture-postcard views of Cape Town and Table Mountain are even more stunning from the air.

Explore Robben Island

Robben Island Heli Tour: Clock Tower
Robben Island Heli Tour: Harbour

Approaching Robben Island from the skies gives an impressive aerial view of the site before landing. A private vehicle and guide will meet you at the island’s helipad to show you all the highlights. These include Robert Sobukhwe House, Nelson Mandela’s cell, the limestone quarry and the rest of the prison complex, where an ex-political prisoner recounts the stories of the significant Robben Island inmates and the roles they each played in South Africa’s past. This experience provides unparalleled insight into a remarkable island that holds a multi-layered 500-year history within its bounds.

Robben Island Heli Tour Flight

The helicopter flight is an unforgettable experience, with sweeping views of Cape Town, Table Mountain, harbour and ocean (often with dolphin sightings), as you fly over the waves.

Good to know The experience is weather dependent. The tour is tailor-made to suit guests’ needs and interests.
Cost Quote on request
Duration Approximately 2 hours (including flights)
Where to meet V&A Helipad, 220 East Pier, Breakwater Edge, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Time of publication: 05 February 2024