Why fly with cape town Helicopters

  • 100% Safety Record
  • Rated No#1 helicopter company by Tripadvisor
  • All our pilots are registered tour guides
  • The widest range of helicopters in Cape Town
  • Choose below based on different features :


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Features Bell Bell Robinson
Model H120 H130 Longranger Jetranger R44
BOSE A20 Headsets
Onboard Camera System
Forward Facing Seats 5 7 5 5 4
Window viewing capacity (m²) 16 18 8 5 4
Rear Facing Seats
Single Compartment
Pilot & Pax Together

Eco-friendly tourism

Leading the way in responsible tourism in
South Africa.

With the Cape Peninsula being declared a nature reserve it has been imperative to fly helicopters that have the least impact on the environment.

Cape Town Helicopters has taken the lead in Cape Town by purchasing a range of Airbus Helicopters. These machines are some of the few helicopters in the world that are certified to operate in noise sensitive areas. They are certified at 60 decibels flying at 2500 feet. This is the accepted noise limit for sensitive areas. So when you fly with us you are not spoiling someone else’s day in the Cape Peninsula Nature Reserve.

Airbus EC 120 & 130 Helicopters

"...the best tourist helicopters in the world"

The introduction of the incredible new Airbus fleet is the dawn of a new are in helicopter touring. Since the early 1990's. the Airbus has been the tour helicopter of choice for professional tour operations worldwild.

At cape town helicopters it is the standard-favoured by customer for its open cabin design that affords a 180° sweeping view for each passenger. This feature has been father enhenced in the revolutionary new Airbus 120 and 130- the first touring helicopter of the 21st Century.

Bell Longranger
Bell Jetranger
Robinson R44

Fenestron Tail Rotor

The forefront of eco-friendly aviation

Airbus 120/130 make use of the high-tech, enclosed "Fenestron," or "Fan in Fin," which replaces conventional tail rotor systems. Fenestron is: Safer, Quieter and More efficient— using 25% less engine horsepower, which can now be utilized by the main rotor system.

Unevenly spaced blades break the frequency to allow for lower levels of noise output. Operating below 86 decibels, it is one of the few machines allowed to operate in sensitive areas.

BOSE Aviation-grade headsets

Top of the range, noise-cancelling headsets

These aren't the $300 consumer models available to the public. Cape Town Helicopters spends approximately $1000 for each of these aviation-grade headsets—ten times what typical tour helicopter headsets cost. But the difference is so incredible that we couldn't allow ourselves to outfit our guests with anything less. Cape Town Helicopters guarantees that every passenger on every one of our helicopters will fly with a Bose headset.

The Bose system electronically "reads" all outside noise, then generates the precise opposing frequency wave-form to cancel that noise before it ever reaches your ears. You'll arrive home rested and uplifted, without the noise exhaustion common in helicopters.

RuggedVideo™ camera systems

The future of onboard video

Each of our helicopters is fitted with a $10 000 camera system from Rugged Video™. Each tour is recorded on a memory stick. Four, 3CCD chip cameras are mounted in the helicopter, one in the nose, one on each side of the helicopter and one in the cockpit. The pilot selects the appropriate camera during the tour with a toggle switch mounted on the flight controls to capture the most interesting scene during the tour.

Brief takes are made of passengers during the tour to capture expressions to what you are seeing. All music, pilot narration and the microphone communication between you and the pilot are recorded. The music is specially chosen to compliment the changing scenery. For further detail see ruggedvid.com


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