5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

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  • Location:Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration:18 minutes (approx.)

Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

Head to the skies on a 18-minute helicopter tour from Cape Town, and soar above the Atlantic coast, known locally as the Atlantic Seaboard. Leaving the V&A Waterfront, enjoy incredible views of the City Bowl – a tantalizing sign of the good sights still to come! Circle Table Mountain and glide over dramatic stretches of coastline, comprising sandy beaches framed by mountains and, of course, the dazzlingly blue Atlantic Ocean.


  • 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

Check in at the V&A Waterfront’s helipad, and then board your helicopter to head to the skies of Cape Town!

Leaving the V&A Waterfront and its busy harbor behind, your first airborne view is the magnificent City Bowl, unfolding in front of your eyes. The stunning amphitheater-shaped bowl is framed by Table Bay, and bordered by several of Cape Town’s most famous mountain peaks. As you soar through the skies, your pilot will give a running commentary to make sure no points of interest are missed out!

Fly over Cape Town Stadium at Green Point, which hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, before starting a 360-degree circuit of iconic Table Mountain. Soak up incomparable views of Cape Town’s tallest mountain, and then compare the earthy colors of nearby Signal Hill Mountain with the striking blue of the Atlantic Ocean below.

After gliding past Lion’s Head, another mountain, soar above the Atlantic Seaboard. If visibility is good enough, you should be able to catch a glimpse of tiny Robben Island in the distance.

This famous stretch of coastline weaves underneath the shadow of the Twelve Apostles, the mountain range that runs along the Cape Peninsula. See immaculate sandy beaches lining the coast, and watch out for Camps Bay beach and the luxurious homes of Clifton Beach and Llandudno Beach.

After passing close to Karbonkelberg Mountain, see the sea stretching in front of you and glide above Hout Bay Harbour. After roughly 18 minutes of exploring the skies, leave the Atlantic seascapes behind and touchdown back at the helipad.

Customer Reviews

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!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

great experience, well organized

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.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

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

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

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

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

The company that did the service was very professional. When we called to reconfirm the booking they also offered to pick us up from the hotel at no cost. We had the most spectacular helicopter ride! Very recommended.

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