Helicopter Flights in South Africa

Helicopter Flights in South Africa. South Africa offers a wealth of destinations that are just begging to be explored from the air! Scenic helicopter flights are the ideal way to take in the grand size and scale of places such as the vibrant city of Cape Town and the spectacular vistas of the Panorama Route.

A helicopter flight or ‘heli flip’ is an absolute buzz! Experience the excitement as the rotor blades thunder into action and the aircraft rises vertically off the ground, hovering…

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Helicopter Flights South Africa
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Helicopter Flights in South Africa. South Africa offers a wealth of destinations that are just begging to be explored from the air! Scenic helicopter flights are the ideal way to take in the grand size and scale of places such as the vibrant city of Cape Town and the spectacular vistas of the Panorama Route.

A helicopter flight or ‘heli flip’ is an absolute buzz! Experience the excitement as the rotor blades thunder into action and the aircraft rises vertically off the ground, hovering momentarily before proceeding forwards into flight. Passengers also get to wear cool-looking headsets during the flight to communicate with the pilot. Visibility of the scenery is excellent and the flexibility to hover and maneuver forwards, backwards and sideways enables these amazing machines to fly and land in places where fixed-wing aircraft cannot venture.

A good variety of helicopter flights are available in South Africa offering scheduled tours or charters. Companies are based in some of the most scenically beautiful and aerially fascinating areas including Cape Town, the West Coast, the Garden Route, Kimberley, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal’s rugged Wild Coast. Some flight excursions may also include activities like wine tasting, fishing, wildlife viewing, shark and whale spotting or something delightfully frivolous such as a champagne picnic in a ‘top of the world’ location. The sky is the limit…literally!

Garden Route helicopter flights offer a birds-eye view of the stunning coastline, lush forests and dramatic mountain ranges that make the Garden Route one of South Africa’s leading holiday and leisure havens for tourists and locals. Flights departing from Botlierskop Game Reserve near Mossel Bay offer a unique vantage point for game viewing. Mpumalanga’s Blyde River Canyon is one of the world’s largest canyons and aerial viewing is the best way to appreciate the enormity of this spectacular natural wonder. The tour starts near Nelspruit and flies over Mpumalanga’s Lowveld, the Three Rondavels, waterfalls, gorges and wild horses on the escarpment.

Cape Town offers a unique experience in a legendary Bell UH-1 military helicopter or ‘Huey’, used widely in the Vietnam War and in feature films such as Platoon. Jump in for a thrilling ‘open-door’ Simulated Combat Flight and a good dose of adrenaline as the pilot expertly handles low-level flying and sharp maneuvers. A range of scenic tours in the Huey or Robinson also fly over the entire Cape Peninsula and Winelands.

So for a special ‘once in a lifetime’ experience browse our selection of recommended helicopter tours and charters in South Africa, perfect for time-efficient holiday travel, a birthday or wedding gift, to bolster a photography portfolio - or just for fun!

Helicopter Flights South Africa Operators

Big Game Heli Services - Limpopo

View game and experience the bush from the air when you fly with Big Game Heli Services. They are based in Gravelotte, a small town in South Africa's Limpopo province, 52 kilometres from Hoedspruit. Although they specialise in game capture and anti-rhino poaching surveillance for the many reserves in the area, they provide other helicopter services like charters and scenic flights. Their scenic...

Celestial Gift Experiences - Helicopter Flights - KwaZulu-Natal North Coast|Gauteng

Adventure awaits when you book one of our scenic helicopter rides. Scenic Helicopter Flights in Cape Town Few things set the mood for a romantic late afternoon proposal like a sunset scenic helicopter flight taking off from the V&A Waterfront and headed towards Clifton in Cape Town. A scenic flight in a Cape Town Huey Helicopter over the West Coast will provide an exhilarating flight with of...

Celestial Gift Experiences - Helicopter Flights Cape Town - Cape Town

Adventure awaits when you book one of our scenic helicopter rides in Cape Town. Few things set the mood for a romantic late afternoon proposal like a sunset scenic helicopter flight taking off from the V&A Waterfront and headed towards Clifton in Cape Town. A scenic flight in a Cape Town Huey Helicopter over the West Coast will provide an exhilarating flight experience with unforgettable sights...

Civair Helicopters and Aeroplanes - Cape Town - Cape Town|Cape Winelands

We offer scenic tours in our helicopters and aeroplanes to the amazing Cape Point, Robben Island and magnificent rolling hills of the Winelands with the dramatic background of the mountains around Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Hermanus. See the southern right whales and great white sharks swimming in the blue waters around the Cape. Fly to stunning restaurants and wine estates scattered from tip...

Hoedspruit Helicopters - Mpumalanga|Limpopo

Hoedspruit is fast becoming one of the major tourist towns in the Greater Kruger area, and Hoedspruit Helicopters is proud to be the only helicopter service offering scenic flights, as well as transfers to one of the three hundred lodges in the area. Our fleet consists of a Robinson 44 (3 seater) and a Robinson 66 (4 seater), which enables us to take larger groups (availability dependent) To...

Starlite Charters - Helicopter Flights - KwaZulu-Natal North Coast

Our scenic Durban tours include; a harbour tour, a flight along the spectacular coastline, and a trip up the renowned Golden Mile and north coast to Umhlanga Rocks. If you prefer KwaZulu-Natal inland regions, fly along the Umgeni River to the Valley of 1 000 Hills, visit our spectacular game reserves such as Phinda or Tala Private game Reserve, or take a trip to popular landmarks and with for to...

Starlite Charters Mossel Bay - Helicopter Flights - Garden Route

Make lasting memories with a thrilling helicopter flight in Mossel Bay, Garden Route. For a taste of paradise, we offer a number of scenic coastal trips, including flights over the dramatic coastline, Hartenbos, Great Brak and Harold’s Bay. Experience the thrill of spotting sharks and dolphins and get a bird’s-eye view of whales breaching and frolicking in the ocean on our whale-watching a...