Best Helicopter Rides Cape Town (Specials, Tours & Romantic Tours)

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What better way to experience the beauty of Cape Town than by bird’s-eye view while on a scenic helicopter ride.

As you circle Table Mountain, catch a glimpse from an unmatched, new perspective. While witnessing the two oceans famously meet, glide high above the Indian and Atlantic currents. Sit back, relax, and soak up the Cape Town sights as you’ve never seen them before.

Know before you book:

  • Minimum numbers may apply
  • Flights are subject to favorable weather
  • Passengers weighing more than 220lbs (100kg) may be required to book 2 seats for comfort


  • 360-degree aerial views of the Mother City
  • Panoramic views of Table Mountain
  • View the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic oceans

helicopters flying over cape peninsula

Start your Cape Town helicopter ride with a complimentary pick-up service from your Cape Town guesthouse or hotel accommodation. Alternatively, you can meet at the V&A Waterfront Helipad. Be sure to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before commencing your scheduled helicopter ride for a preflight safety briefing.

A panoramic view of Table Mountain marks the start of your journey, as you head towards South Africa’s seventh-largest stadium. Fly with the birds and peer inside the Cape Town Stadium, previous host to the FIFA World Cup in 2010. Capture a couple of your own iconic Cape Town images before moving onto the next sights.

Meander down the coast following the cold current of the Atlantic ocean, as you begin to pass Signal Hill and make your way to the popular Blue Flag beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. These beaches, lined with their tall palm trees, stretch pristinely alongside the many restaurants and luxurious homes of the area.

Keep an eye out for the dazzlingly Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. Then onto the famed Hout Bay, where the scenery contrasts ever more between the lush, green landscape and azure Atlantic ocean. Flip over Muizenberg Beach, littered with its colorful beach huts and surfers catching the warm swell of the Indian ocean.

Trace along the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive and enjoy the majestic Table Mountain Range from inland, as the breathtaking Constantia Valley comes into view. Spot a few of the well-known manicured vineyards and add them to your ‘must do’ list before landing back in Cape Town. Then you can enjoy an afternoon of shopping at the V&A Waterfront or take a ride on the hop-on-hop-off bus to soak up the atmosphere closer to the ground.


Cape Town Helicopter Rides Prices 2021

A helicopter ride in Cape Town can cost anything between $150 (about R2300) and $950 (around R14000), depending on what’s included on the trip. Compare Cape Town helicopter rides below:

Get a bird’s eye view of Cape Town on a short helicopter tour over the city. Great for first-time visitors, you’ll get oriented with natural landmarks such as Table Mountain, LIon’s Head, and Signal Hill. You’ll also fly over man-made attractions like Sea Point Promenade and the Green Point...
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Cape Town helicopter tours are available all week, from around 08:00 to 18:00, depending on your tour option. Flights will depart according to specific providers.

Monday – Sunday : 08:00 – 18:00

Best Time to Go on a Helicopter Tour in Cape Town

Cape Town helicopter tours are suitable for every time of year! If you are wanting to know what time of day is best, then check the weather report for Cape Town and schedule around that. Keep in mind that early mornings and late afternoon flights offer the opportunity to see breathtaking sunrises and sunsets!

Helicopter Trip Cape Town Highlights

While on your helicopter flight, you’ll get the chance of a bird’s-eye view of the following well-known Cape Town landmarks:

  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Town Stadium
  • Robben Island
  • Atlantic and Indian Ocean meeting point
  • Twelve Apostles Mountain Range
  • Cape of Good Hope

Helicopter Tours Options

Whether you’re looking for a short trip in a helicopter, or a full-day tour of Cape Town and surrounds, there are options for everyone.

view of Cape Town from inside helicopter

Private Cape Town Hopper Helicopter Tour

Enjoy a romantic helicopter ride for two. Soar over Cape Town and view the magical landscapes as you sit back and sip on a glass of champagne. Perfect for first-time visitors to the Mother City, this tour shows the best of the city in a short but fascinating trip.

What we liked: A romantic and scenic trip, perfect for couples.
  • Glass of champagne
  • Live commentary

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Excess weight charges

This tour is perfect if you don’t have much time in the city, as well as for those looking for a romantic date.

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helicopter in winelands farm

Half-day Meal and Wine Private Helicopter Tour

Take a round trip from Cape Town into the Winelands and back. This trip sees you land in Groot Constantia to sit down to a lunch with a view. Paired with your meal you’ll also enjoy a finely-crafted Cape wine, and coffee to finish off.

What we liked: Perfect way to enjoy a scenic trip combined with a scrumptious meal.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Round-trip helicopter ride
  • 3-course meal with wine and coffee

  • Gratuities
  • Extra drinks

After enjoying your delcious meal, take the trip back to Cape Town and enjoy the rest of your afternoon sightseeing.

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helicopter flying over Robben Island

Robben Island by Air Scenic Helicopter Ride

See the well-known Robben Island from the most scenic viewpoint – the sky! Take this picturesque round-trip from Cape Town, fly over the historical island, and then return back to Cape Town. Enjoy views of other Cape Town landmarks as you soar past them as well.

What we liked: A romantic and scenic trip, perfect for couples.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Live commentary

  • In-flight video package

The trip includes live commentary from your pilot, and you have the option to order an in-flight video package at an extra fee.

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Enjoy the best way to see Cape Town. Take a trip through the sky and look down on the Mother City's beauty, with live commentary from insightful pilots.
Value for Money
  • Easy booking and cancellations
  • Free pick-up service
  • Shared flights, private trip at extra cost
  • Overweight passengers may need to pay extra

Specification: Best Helicopter Rides Cape Town (Specials, Tours & Romantic Tours)




25 Minutes


Hop-on hop-off bus ticket, Hotel pick-up and drop-off, Professional pilot/guide, Safety instruction


Exclusive flight, In-flight video (available for purchase)

Meals & Drinks

No meals provided


Meet at venue, Pick-up and drop off in Cape Town and surrounds

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    Peter – Germany

    We flew with Ryan from Capetown helicopters and it was amazing! Thanks

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    a GetYourGuide customer – South Africa

    Spectacular views over the Peninsula Flying over the Cape peninsula was a once in a lifetime experience. We were lucky to have amazing weather and visibility. Werner was a great pilot and guide and showed us all the interesting spots on the way: penguins beach, seals colony, the bays. It was a fantastic experience that i recommend everyone!

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