Spectacular helicopter rides over Cape Town!
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, helicopter rides are a spectacular way to experience the dramatic beauty of the Cape peninsula. Cape Town Helicopters' eco-sensitive 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.
1 - The Table Mountain 12-minute heli flip
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, the fullest 12 minutes of your life.
Duration Around 12 minutes
Cost R2 000
2 - 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 mesmerizing ocean views that curve to the horizon.
Flight Around 16 minutes
Cost R2 600
3 - Twelve Apostles and 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 low over the ocean to spot dolphins and whales, other times at the perfect height for the best panoramic mountain landscapes, it's 25 minutes of pure scenic joy.
Flight Around 25 minutes
Cost R2 900
4 - A 25-minute heli-eye view over two oceans
Setting out along the same stunning Atlantic coastline past Camps Bay and Llandudno, the Two Oceans helicopter ride continues along Chapman's Peak to Noordhoek and Kommetjie. Your flight then crosses over to the sweep of the False Bay coastline, with Fishhoek and Muizenberg beaches below, before flying back to base over the Constantia Winelands.
Flight Around 25 minutes
Cost R3 850
5 - The whole Cape Peninsula - a 55-minute heli-odyssey
This bird's eye view of the whole Cape Peninsula soaks up the sights in an immersive "full works" experience. Starting along the stunning Atlantic coastline, continuing past Kommetjie to the Cape of Good Hope. Soak up the unspoiled beauty and hidden beaches of Table Mountain National Park, rounding Cape Point to return along the False Bay coastline past Simonstown, and back over the Constantia Winelands.
Flight Around 50 minutes
Cost R7 500
Sources - The Inside Guide
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Author kendyll Petzer