Helicopter tours in Cape Town

15 November, 2023

Helicopter rides are one of the most breathtaking and memorable ways to see a city. There are many locations that you would only be able to see from the sky’s perspective. The tours are pricey, but you are guaranteed incredible views of the landscapes beneath. Popular landmarks will reveal a whole different side to you from the sky. For anyone visiting it is a must.

Sport Helicopters Cape Town

One of the original and highly recommended helicopter companies in Cape Town, boasting the largest fleet. They offer tours from the V&A Waterfront and you can choose between 3 categories.

  • Scenic Flights: Book a helicopter tour along the stunning coastline of Cape Town. Spotting all kinds of different landmarks, including Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles, Clifton’s beaches, Cape Point and even the historic Robben Island. Some of these options include a complimentary 30-minute Harbour Cruise, a 90-minute Catamaran Sunset Cruise and a bottle of bubbles to indulge in.

Duration: ranging from 12 to 56 minutes

Meeting Point: V&A Waterfront

Prices: between R2 200 per person – R8 700 per person

Helicopter tours in Cape Town
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  • Huey Flights: For individuals looking for a more adventurous twist, we recommend Huey Flights. These are exhilarating flights in open or closed-door original army helicopters giving you the combat experience over the Mother City. Sport Helicopters is the only company licensed to fly army Huey flights with civilians. You can book the Combat Tour for R6 340 per person and the rest of the flights are all private, where you book out all 9 passenger seats per flight for an exclusive experience.

Duration: ranging from 12 to 48 minutes

Meeting Point: V&A Waterfront

Prices: between R6 340 – R88 000

  • Wine Farm Flights: These offer an amazing journey which allows you to enjoy a lovely lunch and wine tasting at highly esteemed estates in Constantia, Durbanville, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Be sure to make a reservation at the specific estate beforehand to avoid disappointment. For the lunch flights a minimum booking of 3 seats is required. Any activities, food or beverage is not included in the helicopter flight.

Duration: ranging from 30 to 60 minutes return

Meeting Point: V&A Waterfront

Prices: between R10 990 – R21 400

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NAC Helicopters

If you are interested in exploring even more options, you can book a tour with NAC Helicopters. They also offer flights over Cape Town’s coastline and Robben Island. You will have the opportunity to fly to different neighbouring wine estates for tastings too!

Duration: ranging from 12 to 40 minutes return

Meeting Point: V&A Waterfront

Prices: Between R5 550 – R22 500

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Cape Town Helicopters

For a slightly different experience from the other two, we would suggest that you look at Cape Town Helicopters. They offer some very unique, scenic routes ranging in cost from R2 200 to R8 250 per person (approximately 12 minutes to 50 minutes depending on route) and wine farm experiences ranging from R20 000 to R27 000 per person (approximately 50 minutes to 70 minutes return based on route selection)

Meeting Point: Waterfront

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City Sightseeing Helicopters

Our final recommendation comes in the form of City Sightseeing Helicopter tours. This might be the most flexible option by far! You have the ability to choose between various rides from quick helicopter rides or opt for much more extended tour flights.

Once your helicopter ride is finished, we suggest further exploring Cape Town. This can be accomplished as easily as jumping on one of the many Red Bus sightseeing tours which offer routes throughout the whole city.

Duration: ranging from 45 – 90 minutes return

Meeting Point: V&A Waterfront

Prices: between R2 100 – R7 950

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We would recommend that you or anyone considering any of the above dress comfortably to maximise the experience and ensure you have a great time whilst taking in the sights. For our female readers, we also recommend you tie up your hair as this experience can get quite windy! If you enjoy taking photos, a helicopter tour gives you the perfect vantage point to capture some shots from a spectacular bird’s eye view. It also can help you determine which places you would like to explore further. The intriguing city skyline will pull you in and make for an unforgettable trip.

Whether you are a local or a tourist in Cape Town, these helicopter tour operators have packages to fit every pocket. On top of that, the views you will see, experiences you live through and memories you create will ensure that you come back to the Mother City.

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