Cape Town Helicopters: Hopper Scenic Flight

Flying along the Atlantic Coast passing the famous beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay, the Towering Twelve Apostles and the City Bowl below Table Mountain is a tour not to be missed.


  • Fly along the Atlantic coastline of Cape Town, over the 12 Aspostles to False Bay and back to the V&A Waterfront
  • Live commentary by the pilot
  • Complimentary in-flight video package


Experience an unforgettable tour of the Mother City that is simply impossible to replicate from the ground. This scenic flight takes off from the V&A Waterfront Helipad. You will be flying along the Atlantic Coast passing the famous beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay, the Towering Twelve Apostles and the City Bowl below Table Mountain. Soak up incomparable views from above of the stunning beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, and stare in awe at the Twelve Apostles mountain range, a prominent landmark which forms the spine of the Cape peninsula.

Receive constant, live commentary of the exquisite sights and noteworthy landmarks by the friendly and knowledgeable pilot. This well-organised, perfectly executed tour from the skies should not be missed!


Leaving the V&A Waterfront, the first airborne view visitors get is of the City Bowl. The amphitheatre-shaped city centre is framed by Table Bay, and bordered by several of Cape Town’s most famous mountain peaks. Fly over the Cape Town Stadium, before commencing on a 360-degree circuit of iconic Table Mountain. Pass Lion’s Head, and cruise over the Atlantic Ocean, looking out for Robben Island in the distance. Continue along the coastline, past Clifton, Camps Bay which weave underneath the shadow of the Twelve Apostles.

Day First Flight Last Flight
Monday 08:30 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 17:00
Thursday 08:30 17:00
Friday 08:30 17:00
Saturday 08:30 17:00
Sunday 08:30 17:00
  • Closed on Christmas Day
  • Booking essential

Phone: +27 (0)21 418 9462

V&A Helipad

Advice for visitors

The Hopper flight lasts approximately 12 to 15 minutes, and it is best to arrive at least 15 minutes before take-off. Due to the limited space available on board the helicopters, it is advised to pack light; otherwise there are safe lockers available for guest use. If you’ve booked for a flight during the summer months, the best time to take off would be in the afternoon to dodge the haze typical of Cape Town mornings. If you want to get the most out of the tour, do a little bit of research on the route so that you know what the pilot is referring to when he points out noteworthy landmarks and points of interest.

Did you know

Because helicopters are capable of vertical take-off and landing they are ideal for accessing difficult to reach locations in emergency situations. The first person was rescued at sea by a helicopter in 1944 and it is estimated that the use of helicopters has saved more than three million lives in war and peace times around the world since then.

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