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Scenic Helicopter Flight Cape Town

By June 17, 2021January 26th, 2023No Comments

Witness the iconic landscapes of the Mother City from the skies

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, strategically located between sea and mountain but it is only as you soar above the streets that the true magnificence of the city can be appreciated.

Taking off from the helipad at the V&A Waterfront, over the breakwater towards the ocean, you are swept away by the magnitude of the world we live in. The pilot slowly turns back towards the city as you reach for your camera to get the highlight shot of Table Mountain. All the pilots we work with are qualified tour guides so you can expect them to be knowledgeable about the history, the locations and point out places of interest as you move along the coastline.

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"It’s only when you are flying above it, that you realise how incredible the world really is."

Philippe Perrin

Hugging the coast, your flight takes you over the affluent coastal suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno with sights of the 12 Apostles Mountain range to one side and views over the ocean on the other. As you reach Camps Bay you will be able to witness how the famous Lions Head peak got its name. Following the shoreline you soon reach the small harbour village of Hout Bay, the gateway to the incredibly scenic Chapmans Peak Drive. A picturesque winding drive known as one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. Keep an eye out for pods of whales and dolphins.

Image courtesy of Cape Town Helicopters
Image courtesy of Cape Town Helicopters

Hidden shipwrecks and the long sandy beaches catch your eye as you circumnavigate the Peninsula.

Arriving at Cape Point you will have the opportunity to photograph the iconic most south westerly tip of Africa and the mythical meeting point of the two oceans as your pilot positions the helicopter in just the right spot. Continuing your flight, you make your way along the False Bay coast, over the naval village of Simons Town and sleepy coastal suburbs

Following your coastal journey, the flight heads inland over the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town back towards the V&A Waterfront and home base. This 50 minute scenic flight offers you an unprecedented view of the Cape Peninsula, from the vitality of the city to the natural beauty of the rugged coast of the Cape of Good Hope.

Our partner, Cape Town Helicopters, offers multiple flight options from a quick 12 minute flight over the City to scenic transfers to the Cape Winelands, airport transfers as well as the more enticing flight over Robben Island. Get a birds eye view of the historical island and UNESCO Heritage Site with its landmark prison. With panoramic views of Table Bay and Table Mountain, this flight can also be arranged with Christo Brand as your tour guide. Christo Brand, author of Doing Life with Mandela – My Prisoner, My Friend, was Nelson Mandela’s prison guard during his incarceration on Robben Island. A fascinating flight that delves into the deeper history of our nation.

No matter if you prefer a short hop to view the city from a new perspective or a longer flight over the peninsula, you will not be disappointed in the array of options offered in the Cape Town Helicopters Airbus H20, the quietest and lightest helicopter to take the skies in Cape Town. With the Cape Peninsula declared a nature reserve it was essential for us to partner with a company that was dedicated to preserving the environment. The Airbus H20 is one of a few helicopters world wide that is certified to operate in environmentally sensitive areas.

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These state of the art Airbuses are fitted with 4 cameras ensuring that you receive the best video footage of your incredible flight over the Mother City.

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