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Tour code: 5670ATLANTICO
Climb aboard a 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.

Highlights

  • 18-minute helicopter tour of Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard
  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

Begin your 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.

Customer Reviews

purizaca

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Exceptional tour, nice views weather dependent and great pilot and comments.

vpwalker

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

First of all the staff at Cape Town Helicopter was wonderful. The takeoff and landing was very smooth. During the flight there was slight wind Cape Town is famous for wind!!!. The experienced pilot made the flight very comfortable. I had a travel partner who never experienced riding in a helicopter before and he was thrilled!!!! The view of Cape Town and the coast from the sky is AWESOME!!! It's the only way to view the true shape of the Cape Town area with Table Mountain in the background. I recommend during the summer months to take off in the afternoon because Cape Town has a haze in the morning. I was fortunate to change my morning reservation to the afternoon flight times and was rewarded with clear spectacular views.

I highly recommend Cape Town Helicopter for viewing the city from the skies!!!!

Richard S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Postcard perfect panoramas await those who endeavor to do this experience. The views are simply incredible and unparalleled! It was one of the many highlights of our trip to Cape Town.

I couldn't rave about this company any more than giving them a glowing review because they deserve every bit of the praise. First off, when I called to confirm our reservation and couldn't quite figure out a way to get to the helipad, they offered to pick us up at our hotel. On the day of the tour, they were punctual at showing up at the hotel. Then, after we checked in, we were told that they were going to upgrade us to the longer tour Two Oceans tour instead of the shorter Atlantico tour that we originally booked as long as we didn't mind having 2 other people on the flight. Of course we didn't mind! Oh and by the way, they have lockers to store your belongings while you're on the tour.

Once airborne, the views were just absolutely stupendous! The pilot shared information about, and pointed out, important landmarks along the way didn't hurt that he had a good sense of humor. We had a 360 view of Table Mountain that was just spectacular. In the end, we couldn't be happier about our tour.

I more than highly recommend a helicopter tour and this company. You won't be disappointed. JUST DO IT!!!!

Patrick D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

great experience, well organized

Anil K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent trip enjoyed a lot with my infant son. We reschedule twice without problem. After short video demonstration we were ready to board. I will highly recommend this trip to everyone.

r n b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Absolutely brilliant. A fantastic clear day, calm and a fantastic view of the coastline. Also - very impressed with your friendly customer focussed service

ian k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Started clouding over so Viator team contacted us to bring flight forward.
Very efficient team. Great flight.

Stephanie J Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Amazing experience! If you're going to do a helicopter tour anywhere in the world, Cape Town is probably the BEST place due to the really diverse and interesting geography right downtown. Stunning coastlines and mountains, this was a real treat.

Charles M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Really enjoyed my first flight in a helicopter. Wish it could have been longer.

Konchady S

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Excellent Tour! and very Talkative tour Guide! thoroughly enjoyed! A must do for CPT visitors!

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