Cape Town

Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

Cape Town, South Africa

From USD 156.64

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 20 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Climb aboard a private helicopter for an unforgettable flight over Cape Town! During this 18-minute helicopter tour, see the majestic Table Mountain from all sides and the natural amphitheater of Cape Town’s City Bowl. Soar over the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of area attractions like the Twelve Apostles, Lion’s Head, and maybe even Robben Island. It’s a thrilling tour of Cape Town.
  • Leave from the V&A Waterfront and fly above its bustling working harbor
  • Enjoy views of the City Bowl and circle Table Mountain -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See several famous Cape Town mountains: Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Twelve Apostles
  • Soar above the Atlantic Seaboard's undeniably gorgeous beaches

What's Included

  • Flight
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Cape Town Helicopters
    220 E Pier Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

    We are the red building with sign Cape Town Helicopters.

Pickup point

  • One&Only Cape Town
    Dock Road Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Begin your private helicopter tour of Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront’s very own helipad in the city center. Climb into your helicopter and settle in for an exciting ride, while your pilot provides informative commentary on what you’re seeing below.

As you gain altitude, one of the first things you’ll see is Cape Town’s City Bowl from above. The natural amphitheater is framed by the impressive mountains that help define the city — Table Mountain and Lion’s Head among them.

Soar over Cape Town Stadium, one of the host venues for the 2010 World Cup, and then circle Table Mountain for an unforgettable view of the landmark from all sides. From this lofty vantage point, it’s easy to see the patchwork of colors that nature has made — greens and browns of Table Mountain and Signal Hill Mountain next to the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean.

Fly past Lion’s Head and along the Atlantic coast, where — if it’s a clear enough day — you may even be able to see Robben Island in the distance. Look for the mountain range known as the Twelve Apostles, which runs along the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula. Spot the pretty white sand beaches, including those at Camps Bay, Clifton Beach and Llandudno Beach — all popular beach resort towns.

Continue past Karbonkelberg Mountain before flying over Hout Bay Harbour, and then — after about 18 minutes of flying time — head back toward the helipad at the V&A Waterfront to end your exhilarating tour.

Hout Bay (Pass By)

Robben Island Museum (Pass By)

Table Mountain (Pass By)

Clifton Beaches (Pass By)

Twelve Apostles (Pass By)

Lion's Head (Pass By)

Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium) (Pass By)

Cape Town Helicopters

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants from 3 months to 1 year are permitted on board the helicopter provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 2 years old and above
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Helicopter tours may be shared with members of other parties; helicopters seat up to 6 people.
  • Seating allocated according to Weight & Balance approval prior to your flight
  • Lockers provided for excess luggage
  • Personal cameras and mobile phones are allowed on board
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Amazing views of cape town! Had a great time enjoying the views and our captain was fantastic. Thanks!


205 reviews
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Naved_M, Apr 2023
Amazing views of cape town! Had a great time enjoying the views and our captain was fantastic. Thanks!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello Thank you for this great review. We are so happy that you had a great time and enjoyed the experience. Come visit us again soon!
Fabulous flight. Great...
harvey_k, Apr 2023
Fabulous flight. Great pilot. Thanks Mark. Well worth the cost. Would highly recommend CPT Helicopters
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello What an awesome review, thank you. We are also delighted that you had a good time and enjoyed the experience and the great views.
The view is amazing it’s...
Antaneya_M, Mar 2023
The view is amazing it’s a quick tour but you get everything in those few minutes of a tour our pilot was amazing patient and new exactly what he was doing I would recommend this tour
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello, Thank you for this great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed this amazing experience and thanks for your recommendation. Come join us soon again.
Great treat.
Richard_W, Mar 2023
Cheery pilot Kevin, even when the engine wouldn’t start initially! Great flight over the coast with points of interest highlighted.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello Richard, Thanks for this great review, our on-site maintenance sorted the snag out in no time and Im delighted you enjoyed a safe flight. Hope to see you soon again!
Great adventure! Thank...
Sandra_I, Mar 2023
Great adventure! Thank YOU for everything! I would definitely recommend the tour for the best views!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Sandra, Wow what a great review and recommendation, thank you for that, we are delighted you enjoyed the experience and adventure!
Amazing experience
Annelien_J, Mar 2023
What an amazing experience. Definitely a must do while visiting Cape town. This was thrilling and informative. I enjoyed every minute and would most certainly do it again.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello Annelie; Thank you for this amazing review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the experience, no better way to see Cape Town and all its beauty from a helicopter.
Great views over Capetown...
Gregor_H, Feb 2023
Great views over Capetown and the coast line. An amazing experience followed by brunch at the Waterfront!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello; Thank you for the great review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and our beautiful City and sights.
Wonderful trip! Cape Town is really amazing. The sky view … omg Thanks again for your welcome. We will Back for sure
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello; Thank you for this great review and we are delighted that you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you onboard soon.
Cape Town from the sky
FoyeEllis_D, Jan 2023
What a magnificent experience! My wife had never been on a helicopter before! Megan was our pilot and she was great at explaining what everything was during our flight! They made us feel very comfortable at all times! A once in a lifetime experience for us!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello; What a great review, we are delighted that you enjoyed this magnificent experience. We will pass your compliments to Megan, she is for sure a great pilot. Come join us soon again!
Brilliant experience
Washi_M, Jan 2023
Brilliant experience, pilot very friendly and helpful. Beautiful Table Mountain, stadium and city views
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello; Thank you for this great review, it is truly a brilliant experience and no better way to enjoy the sights of Cape Town!
Unforgettable experience
Ramy_E, Jan 2023
Wow experience which gave us a new adventure with luxuries service and very confident pilot ( Kevin ). The Capetown helicopter center was very organized and helpful.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello Ramy; Thank you for the great review. We do pride ourselves in providing world class experiences. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations.
Our pilot, Megan had a...
Rouxle_V, Jan 2023
Our pilot, Megan had a good knowledge of the area. During the whole flight we didn't feel unsafe. Also had perfect weather.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you have a wonderful and safe experience. Im happy that you had perfect weather and enjoyed the flight.
Solo trip in Cape Town
Amelia_B, Jan 2023
I was initially apprehensive, but the weather was beautiful and there was no turbulence so the ride was quiet. I felt very safe and the views were unbelievable! I’d recommend this excursion to anyone looking for something exciting to do in Cape Town!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Amelia; Thank you for this great review, Im delighted that we could provide you with a wonderful and safe experience. Thank you for your recommendation.
Professional and friendly staff, competent and extremely pleasant pilot
David_W, Jan 2023
Viewing this Spectacular City from above Was an enormous highlight. The quickest 15minutes of my life.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello David; What a great review, thank you. Im delighted that this experience was an enormous highlight of your visit. No better way to enjoy the sights of beautiful Cape Town.
Amazing trip with my family
Netta_A, Dec 2022
We had a great time and all the staff were friendly and helpful. The booking process was easy and uncomplicated.
Engaging the love of my life
Oarabile_S, Dec 2022
Was a perfect place to engage my girlfriend ,the team also helped by bringing a board with the big question printed as the helicopter landed and we were given free wine which was not part of the package .Thank you for making this experience beautiful and memorable for me and my girlfriend ,forever grateful.
Amazing trip
cb27wbt9h8, Dec 2022
Amazing trip but would be preferable if it was longer. We enjoyed it very much and the pilot was very informative. The trip gave us more ideas on where to go for next adventures
So much fun!!
Erich_K, Nov 2022
Great experience. Pilot was informative and great with our kids. We will certainly do it again next time in Cape Town.
Cape Town coast
Matthew_D, Nov 2022
Was a great experience to see the Capet Town coast from the sky. The pilot was very informative and was good value for money
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your review.
Flying with Captain Travis
Adrienne_C, Oct 2022
Taking off & landing!!!!! The pilot Travis was superb. My son & I would fly with him anytime/anywhere.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your review.

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