Up,up and away over the skies of Cape Town

Cape Town Helicopter Flips

If you have ever walked or driven around Cape Town you will have been struck by the stunning scenery and of course the iconic Table Mountain that looks over the Mother City. Its unique position situated at the point where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantiic Ocean creates a dramatic coastline. From the majestic Twelve Apostle Mountains to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay what could be better than to see these sights from the sky.

A number of Helicopter Tour Operators now run from the V&A Waterfront offering a variety of helicopter flips over the Cape Town area. Whether you are on your own, treating a loved one or on holiday as a group there is a flight over Cape Town designed for you. The helicopter flights over Cape Town have become very popular with both locals and tourists. Some example prices for the different flight options are included below and are definitely worth the money.

Flying high above the Cape Town area its a chance to get some magnificent photos and to see the natural beauty that surrounds this city. Please note that flying over Table Mountain is strictly prohibited as the area is a national park and as such is protected. On your trip you will typically fly at an altitude of 2500 feet or 762 metres depending on the weather. Makana Aviation is just one of the helicopter operators in Cape Town and here are the different Helicopter Flips they offer:

Hopper
The Hopper tour takes off from the V&A Waterfront and then heads over the city bowl and the recently built Green Point Stadium before heading over the Clifton beaches and the lovely white sandy beaches of Camps Bay. At the same time you will be able to have a great view of the Twelve Apostle Mountains before you head back to Cape Town.

Flight Duration: 12 - 15 Minutes
Helicopter - Robinson 44 (1-3 Passengers) R1815.00
Helicopter - Bell 201 JetRanger (1-4 Passengers) R2420.00
Helicopter - Bell 201 LongRanger (1-6 Passengers) R3630.00
Per Person Rate: R605.00 Per Person (Departing at 03:30 & 16:30 Daily)

Atlantico
The Atlantico tour leaves the V&A Waterfront and follows the Atlantic Seaboard route down to Sea Point. The tour gives you an excellent view of Table Mountain, Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront harbour area. The trip takes you along Clifton, Camps Bay, the Twelve Apostles and onto Hout Bay which is the turning point before heading back to Cape Town.

Flight Duration: 16 - 20 Minutes
Helicopter - Robinson 44 (1-3 Passengers) R2420.00
Helicopter - Bell 201 JetRanger (1-4 Passengers) R3225.00
Helicopter - Bell 201 LongRanger (1-6 Passengers) R4840.00
Per Person Rate: R805.00 Per Person (Departing at 03:00 & 16:00 Daily)

Three Bays
The slightly longer Three Bays trip follows the same route as the Atlantico to Hout Bay. After Hout Bay you will then have views of the famous Chapmans Peak Drive coastal road before reaching Noordhoek Beach. At Noordhoek your helicopter will fly inland and over to Fish Hoek before heading back past Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Tokai, the Constantia Winelands, the famous Newlands Cricket and Rugby grounds, the University of Cape Town before finally heading back to the helipad at the V&A Waterfront.

Flight Duration: 24 - 30 Minutes
Helicopter - Robinson 44 (1-3 Passengers) R3630.00
Helicopter - Bell 201 JetRanger (1-4 Passengers) R4840.00
Helicopter - Bell 201 LongRanger (1-6 Passengers) R7260.00
Per Person Rate: R1203.00 Per Person (Departing at 03:00 & 16:00 Daily)

The Point
The longest flip is The Point which takes you along the coast passing Sea POint, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandadno and Hout Bay.After Hout Bay you can then see Chapmans Peak Drive before reaching Noordhoek Beach. The flip then continues south along the coast passing Kommtejie, the Cape of Good Hope, Dias Beach until reaching the famous Cape Point. Your helicopter will round Cape Point to follow the northern coastline back past Simonstown, Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay. Then its over the Constantia Winelands, Newlands Cricket ground, the Cape Town University before the final part of the flight back to the V&A Waterfront.

Flight Duration: 45 - 60 Minutes
Helicopter - Robinson 44 (1-3 Passengers) R7260.00
Helicopter - Bell 201 JetRanger (1-4 Passengers) R9680.00
Helicopter - Bell 201 LongRanger (1-6 Passengers) R14520.00
Per Person Rate: R2420.00 Per Person (Departing at 03:30 & 16:30 Daily)

Terms and conditions apply to all prices and flights and you should check these with your helicopter tour operator.

For more ideas on what to do and where to stay in Cape Town visit www.where2stay-southafrica.com
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