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In this busy day and age, the faster we can get things done, the better. It’s all about doing as much as possible in the quickest time, yet still with maximum customer satisfaction. At NAC Helicopters, we keep this in mind, which is why we’re proud to offer the Hopper Tour – the best condensed tour around. Enjoying the Hopper Tour with us means experiencing the best of the best of the Mother City from the sky, in record time. When it comes to Cape Town helicopter rides, this one tends to satisfy everyone, in more ways than one.
So where will this “brief” hop around the Fair Cape take you? Read on and find out.

TAKE OFF FROM THE FAMOUS V&A WATERFRONT
If there’s one iconic landmark in Cape Town (besides the famed Table Mountain), it’s undoubtedly the Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront. Not only is it home to an array of over 450 shops, some 80 eateries, various leisure activities, prime property and of course, The Cape Wheel, but it’s also home to NAC Helicopters Cape Town. With its incredible backdrop of Table Mountain, constant bustle and harbour magic, there’s no better place to begin your helicopter adventure than right here.

Once you’re up in the air, your flight will take you over several well-known Mother City areas. These include:

CITY BOWL
The CBD and its surrounds are truly the heart and soul of the city. Signal Hill, Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head cradle the City Bowl, creating a space that resembles an amphitheatre. Multiple residential areas form the City Bowl, namely:

Gardens
Higgovale
Tamboerskloof
Vredehoek
Walmer Estate
District Six
Devil’s Peak Estate
Zonnebloem
Oranjezicht
University Estate
Woodstock
Apart from the CBD being the financial and political centre of the Western Cape, the City Bowl is also home to many historical buildings and places. If you think the Castle of Good Hope looks incredible from the ground, you’ll be totally amazed by how even more breath-taking it appears from a bird’s-eye view. The City Bowl is the centre of Cape Town life in many ways, and what a treat it is to be able to see it from up above.

GREEN POINT
There are a few things that come to mind when it comes to Green Point: cosmopolitan living. Relaxing in Green Point Urban Park. Experiencing a sporting match or concert at the epic Cape Town Stadium.

Green Point really is a suburb that never sleeps, no matter the time of year or weather outside. Bustling bars, restaurants and clubs line the main thoroughfare, Somerset Road, with residential homes and those that have been converted into businesses filling the space above. It also forms part of the Fan Walk, the 2.6km pedestrian walkway linking Green Point to town that was established for the Cape Town-hosted 2010 FIFA World Cup. The spectacular Cape Town Stadium was also built for this purpose and hosted a string of football matches during the World Cup.
Perhaps one of the most stand-out landmarks in the area is the Green Point Lighthouse (actually located in Mouille Point). With its red and white stripes, it’s an unmistakable structure, and just beyond it out in the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll see the famous UN World Heritage Site, Robben Island. It’s a constant reminder of the turbulent times South Africa once faced and in a sense, has today become a symbol of freedom and reminder how far our nation has come.

SEA POINT
Another one of the Atlantic Seaboard gems, Sea Point is also a sought-after area with a distinct vibrancy. Main Road is filled with people and activity all day long as they pop in and out of the many stores, restaurants and cafés. Together with Green Point, Mouille Point and Bantry Bay, Sea Point forms the well-known strip along the coastline recognised mainly for its parade of high-rise blocks of flats.

From up in the air, you’ll be able to point out the famous Sea Point Promenade as it snakes along the peninsula. It’s a particularly popular spot during the summer months, with throngs of people flocking to it to enjoy a walk or run, all the while taking in the sound of the waves and fresh sea air. The grass patches next to the promenade are also inviting picnic spots and perfect for a game of soccer or touch rugby. Another unmissable landmark you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of will undoubtedly be the Sea Point Pavilion Pool. It will appear as a bright, turquoise-blue rectangle from above, so it’s sure to stand out against the darker blue ocean and wash of buildings.

CLIFTON
As you continue on your flight, you’ll pass over easily some of the world’s most beautiful beaches: Clifton. Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, with their azure waters, golden sands and gigantic granite boulders, are packed every summer season with both visitors and tourists alike. There’s nothing quite like soaking up the sun on one of Clifton’s beautiful spots but having the chance to witness their beauty from above, is truly something else. Clifton is also known for its exclusive homes in the form of beach bungalows and luxurious blocks of flats that boast spectacular views – no wonder it’s known as Millionaire’s Row.

CAMPS BAY
Imagine having Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and the magnificent Twelve Apostles as the backdrop to your home? Well, that’s exactly what residents of the affluent suburb of Camps Bay have. Considered the St. Tropez of The Mother City, the area’s beach is a beautiful stretch of pristine, white sand, kissed by sparkling blue waters. Overflowing with holiday-makers and locals, especially during the popular summer season, if you take the Hopper Tour during this time of year, you’ll be amazed at the sheer number of people you’ll see peppered along the beach.
The Camps Bay “strip” is essentially the main road that runs the length of the beach and it’s always bustling with activity as people wine and dine at one of the many pavement restaurants and cafés dotted along the way. The palm-tree lined boulevard paints the perfect picture of seaside living, while the prime properties make Camps Bay a highly desirable place to call home.

TWELVE APOSTLES
Already visible as you fly over Camps Bay, the Twelve Apostles mountain range is as majestic from the sky as it is from the ground. The distinctive sandstone peaks form part of Table Mountain National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and therefore boast a plethora of flora, many of which are indigenous to the Cape. The Twelve Apostles are also a hiker’s dream: with just under 30 different hiking routes, exploring the outdoors this way has never been more inviting. See if you can spot the luxurious, 5-star hotel and spa aptly called The Twelve Apostles – it shouldn’t be hard to miss as its white brilliance forms a stark contrast against the thick, green vegetation of the range. Seeing Table Mountain and its compatriots from this angle is truly something special.
Here’s what a satisfied customer had to say about the Hopper Tour:

“I would just like to say a big thank you for Saturday. My friend and I had a fantastic time doing ‘The Hopper’. It was absolutely amazing – we were speechless… Keep up the good work, you’re a fabulous team!”

Cape Town helicopter tours are a unique and exhilarating way to experience the Mother City. If you liked the sound of the Hopper Tour, you may also like the Atlantico Tour.
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HOPPER TOUR

In this busy day and age, the faster we can get things done, the better. It’s all about doing as much as possible in the quickest time, yet still with maximum customer satisfaction. At NAC Helicopters, we keep this in mind, which is why we’re proud to offer the Hopper Tour – the best condensed tour around. Enjoying the Hopper Tour with us means experiencing the best of the best of the Mother City from the sky, in record time. When it comes to Cape Town helicopter rides, this one tends to satisfy everyone, in more ways than one.
So where will this “brief” hop around the Fair Cape take you? Read on and find out.

TAKE OFF FROM THE FAMOUS V&A WATERFRONT
If there’s one iconic landmark in Cape Town (besides the famed Table Mountain), it’s undoubtedly the Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront. Not only is it home to an array of over 450 shops, some 80 eateries, various leisure activities, prime property and of course, The Cape Wheel, but it’s also home to NAC Helicopters Cape Town. With its incredible backdrop of Table Mountain, constant bustle and harbour magic, there’s no better place to begin your helicopter adventure than right here.

Once you’re up in the air, your flight will take you over several well-known Mother City areas. These include:

CITY BOWL
The CBD and its surrounds are truly the heart and soul of the city. Signal Hill, Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head cradle the City Bowl, creating a space that resembles an amphitheatre. Multiple residential areas form the City Bowl, namely:

Gardens
Higgovale
Tamboerskloof
Vredehoek
Walmer Estate
District Six
Devil’s Peak Estate
Zonnebloem
Oranjezicht
University Estate
Woodstock
Apart from the CBD being the financial and political centre of the Western Cape, the City Bowl is also home to many historical buildings and places. If you think the Castle of Good Hope looks incredible from the ground, you’ll be totally amazed by how even more breath-taking it appears from a bird’s-eye view. The City Bowl is the centre of Cape Town life in many ways, and what a treat it is to be able to see it from up above.

GREEN POINT
There are a few things that come to mind when it comes to Green Point: cosmopolitan living. Relaxing in Green Point Urban Park. Experiencing a sporting match or concert at the epic Cape Town Stadium.

Green Point really is a suburb that never sleeps, no matter the time of year or weather outside. Bustling bars, restaurants and clubs line the main thoroughfare, Somerset Road, with residential homes and those that have been converted into businesses filling the space above. It also forms part of the Fan Walk, the 2.6km pedestrian walkway linking Green Point to town that was established for the Cape Town-hosted 2010 FIFA World Cup. The spectacular Cape Town Stadium was also built for this purpose and hosted a string of football matches during the World Cup.
Perhaps one of the most stand-out landmarks in the area is the Green Point Lighthouse (actually located in Mouille Point). With its red and white stripes, it’s an unmistakable structure, and just beyond it out in the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll see the famous UN World Heritage Site, Robben Island. It’s a constant reminder of the turbulent times South Africa once faced and in a sense, has today become a symbol of freedom and reminder how far our nation has come.

SEA POINT
Another one of the Atlantic Seaboard gems, Sea Point is also a sought-after area with a distinct vibrancy. Main Road is filled with people and activity all day long as they pop in and out of the many stores, restaurants and cafés. Together with Green Point, Mouille Point and Bantry Bay, Sea Point forms the well-known strip along the coastline recognised mainly for its parade of high-rise blocks of flats.

From up in the air, you’ll be able to point out the famous Sea Point Promenade as it snakes along the peninsula. It’s a particularly popular spot during the summer months, with throngs of people flocking to it to enjoy a walk or run, all the while taking in the sound of the waves and fresh sea air. The grass patches next to the promenade are also inviting picnic spots and perfect for a game of soccer or touch rugby. Another unmissable landmark you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of will undoubtedly be the Sea Point Pavilion Pool. It will appear as a bright, turquoise-blue rectangle from above, so it’s sure to stand out against the darker blue ocean and wash of buildings.

CLIFTON
As you continue on your flight, you’ll pass over easily some of the world’s most beautiful beaches: Clifton. Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, with their azure waters, golden sands and gigantic granite boulders, are packed every summer season with both visitors and tourists alike. There’s nothing quite like soaking up the sun on one of Clifton’s beautiful spots but having the chance to witness their beauty from above, is truly something else. Clifton is also known for its exclusive homes in the form of beach bungalows and luxurious blocks of flats that boast spectacular views – no wonder it’s known as Millionaire’s Row.

CAMPS BAY
Imagine having Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and the magnificent Twelve Apostles as the backdrop to your home? Well, that’s exactly what residents of the affluent suburb of Camps Bay have. Considered the St. Tropez of The Mother City, the area’s beach is a beautiful stretch of pristine, white sand, kissed by sparkling blue waters. Overflowing with holiday-makers and locals, especially during the popular summer season, if you take the Hopper Tour during this time of year, you’ll be amazed at the sheer number of people you’ll see peppered along the beach.
The Camps Bay “strip” is essentially the main road that runs the length of the beach and it’s always bustling with activity as people wine and dine at one of the many pavement restaurants and cafés dotted along the way. The palm-tree lined boulevard paints the perfect picture of seaside living, while the prime properties make Camps Bay a highly desirable place to call home.

TWELVE APOSTLES
Already visible as you fly over Camps Bay, the Twelve Apostles mountain range is as majestic from the sky as it is from the ground. The distinctive sandstone peaks form part of Table Mountain National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and therefore boast a plethora of flora, many of which are indigenous to the Cape. The Twelve Apostles are also a hiker’s dream: with just under 30 different hiking routes, exploring the outdoors this way has never been more inviting. See if you can spot the luxurious, 5-star hotel and spa aptly called The Twelve Apostles – it shouldn’t be hard to miss as its white brilliance forms a stark contrast against the thick, green vegetation of the range. Seeing Table Mountain and its compatriots from this angle is truly something special.
Here’s what a satisfied customer had to say about the Hopper Tour:

“I would just like to say a big thank you for Saturday. My friend and I had a fantastic time doing ‘The Hopper’. It was absolutely amazing – we were speechless… Keep up the good work, you’re a fabulous team!”

Cape Town helicopter tours are a unique and exhilarating way to experience the Mother City. If you liked the sound of the Hopper Tour, you may also like the Atlantico Tour.
Vendor : NAC HELICOPTERS

Waterfront, East Pier Road , Waterfront, Western Cape, South Africa

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Cape Town is home to various stretches of natural beauty, hidden nooks of wonder and epic landmarks, all of which bring a unique flavour to our world-renowned city – and the glistening Atlantic Seaboard is one such region. Often referred to as Cape Town’s “Riviera”, it encompasses the area starting at the V&A Waterfront and travelling all along the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay. In this helicopter tour of Cape Town, follow Victoria Road as it takes you along the picturesque coastline, the sparkling Atlantic Ocean on the one side, with the changing mountainous slopes for which Cape Town has become so famous on the other. If cycling, driving or walking this stretch is sure to take your breath away, just imagine what it will be like to witness this splendour from the sky?
If this sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon, read on and find out more about each of the places you’ll get to see from above during your Atlantico Tour.

YOUR STARTING POINT: THE VICTORIA & ALFRED WATERFRONT
Undoubtedly one of the most popular spots in the city for both locals and visitors alike, the V&A Waterfront is a veritable playground for both young and old. Indulge in a shopping experience unlike any other as you browse shop after shop, after which you can quell your hunger when dining at one of the many delicious restaurants on offer.

The best part is that while the inside of the V&A Waterfront is so appealing, the outside and surrounds don’t disappoint either. Enjoy a walk along the harbour, alive with activity, as you take in the spectacular views of Table Mountain. For locally produced wares, pop by the Watershed to find something special, and for the kids, there’s the exciting Scratch Patch, bursting with gemstones waiting to be collected. Quintessentially Cape Town, the V&A is the perfect place for lift off.
Following on from here, you’ll fly over the following areas that together form the magnificent Atlantic Seaboard:

GREEN POINT
The buzzing metropolis that is Green Point is not only a popular residential area, but one that boasts a host of shops, cafés, clubs and restaurants. It is also home to a much-loved outdoor space, Green Point Park, an idyllic spot that lends itself to lazy afternoon picnics, keeping the kids occupied with the various play areas and providing the perfect route for walkers, runners and cyclists.

If there’s one structure that has made its mark on the area, it’s definitely the mesmerising Cape Town Stadium. Built for the main purpose of servicing the 2010 FIFA World Cup and marking the end of the Fan Walk, this grand stadium now hosts an array of events, from music concerts to sold-out sporting matches. Standing before this incredible landmark is remarkable, but seeing it in all its glory from above, is something truly amazing. In fact, it’s probably the best way to appreciate its unusual shape. Just across the way towards the sea, you’ll find the unmissable, candy-striped Green Point Lighthouse, with iconic Robben Island easily being spotted floating out in the Atlantic Ocean. The UN World Heritage Site is a constant reminder of how much South Africa has had to overcome as a nation.
SEA POINT
Unmistakably an area with attitude and vibrancy, Sea Point will be the next stop on your tour. Also a desirable choice for both residing and holidaying, this suburb has a distinctive, sea-side living feel, complemented perfectly by the array of amenities and hustle for which it has come to be known.

Perhaps the thing for which Sea Point has become synonymous is its Promenade, which you’ll be able to point out from the air. A true symbol of Cape Town life (and, in many ways, summer itself), the Sea Point Promenade is a hive of activity as runners, cyclists and pram-wielding moms make use of its winding length – nothing is better than getting some much-needed exercise while simultaneously taking in the sounds and smells of the sea.

The Promenade has also become known for its display of artworks dotted along the way, namely the large pair of sunglasses by local artist Michael Elion, called Perceiving Freedom, and Rhinosaur by André Carl van der Merwe. As you fly over, the Sea Point Pavilion Pool will jump out at you as well, in all its sparkling, turquoise glory.
CLIFTON
Cape Town is no stranger to exclusive suburbs, and perhaps it’s Clifton that takes the cake when it comes to luxury living. Apart from being recognised for its beautiful, sea-facing bungalows and soaring apartment blocks, Clifton also boasts beach heaven in the form of its four (well, actually five) well-known sandy spots. Divided by huge granite boulders, of which are more easily defined from a bird’s-eye view, Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th are idyllic albeit small beaches, that are arguably some of the most stunning in the world. From braving the freezing water, to catching some rays, enjoying a sunset picnic or admiring the luxury yachts in the bay, Clifton is a haven of beauty and activity – now picture seeing all of this from up above? Unbelievable.

CAMPS BAY
Continuing along the coastline, more beach and bustle awaits at Camps Bay. The part of Victoria Road that runs through this wealthy area is often referred to as the Camps Bay “strip” and it heaves with social activity, particularly during the summertime. The many bars and eateries that run the length of the strip provide the ideal places for sundowners or a quick lunch off the beach. The grey-brown of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head contrast beautifully against the brilliant blue of the sea, the pearly-white sand and the splashes of green of the palm-lined boulevard. Looking up from the ground delivers a sight that resembles a postcard, so seeing this from the sky only seems to magnify the picture-perfect backdrop even more. With so much vibrancy and beauty, it’s no wonder that property investors dream of buying homes here.

TWELVE APOSTLES
Previously beginning in Camps Bay, the Twelve Apostles mountain range continues to stretch on as you continue your journey in the sky. The undulating sandstone mountains are part of the Table Mountain National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nature-lovers are in for a real treat when exploring this range as it’s home to abundant fauna and flora, namely Cape Fynbos, found only in our lovely city.

Several hiking trails mean that not only are the Twelve Apostles perfect for appreciating the plant and animal life of the area, but they’re also the best way to exercise out in nature. Emerging out of the lush greenery and rocky mountain face, you’ll more than likely be able to identify the fancy Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, as it tends to stick out rather easily with its stark whiteness. It’s also the only structure you’ll see for a few kilometres, as this stretch is mainly sea and mountain – but who’s complaining, really?
LLANDUDNO
As you fly on, seemingly moving with the curves of the mountains and coastline, you’ll eventually hit the secluded location of yet another of the Mother City’s finest beaches: Llandudno. Chiselled into the bay, the azure Atlantic Ocean rises up to meet the crescent-shaped golden sands, creating a slice of paradise. Sun worshippers, as well as those brave enough to tolerate the icy waters, come to Llandudno when they’re looking to escape the crowds. With parking being so limited, you’re almost always rest assured that the beach isn’t completely packed, making for a more relaxed and pleasant experience. It is also a very popular surfing and body boarding spot despite the freezing temperatures – the epic point breaks seem to make it all worth it.

Llandudno, named after a Welsh town, is also considered a highly upmarket residential area that boasts sprawling properties with unending sea views. The remoteness of the area only seems to add to its allure, something that the elite tend to hold in high regard. With mountain, sea, lush vegetation and mammoth granite slabs, Llandudno is the picture of untouched nature. If you’re feeling daring, you may choose to visit Sandy Bay, Cape Town’s official nudist beach, just south of Llandudno. Seeing all this exquisiteness from the unique vantage point of up in the air will be a memory you carry with you forever. The Atlantico Tour is the only one of the Scenic Tours that allows you to see Llandudno.
HOUT BAY
The last stop on this Scenic Tour is none other than charming Hout Bay. Known for being a hive of activity, this exciting Republic has a lively harbour and picturesque beach, all perfectly rounded off with a laid-back atmosphere. This part of the coastline is characterised by its steep cliffs that actually give rise to the awe-inspiring coastal route that is Chapman’s Peak Drive. This scenic drive stretches for 9km from Hout Bay all the way to Noordhoek, all the while providing you with sweeping sea views that can be enjoyed at one of the many vantage points along the way.
Witnessing glorious Hout Bay and its surrounds from high in the sky will give you a completely different perspective of this part of the coast, one that is sure to surpass all expectations. You’ll see Seal Island from a bird’s-eye view and if you’re lucky enough, you may even spot a Southern Right Whale or two during whale season.

Here’s what some delighted customers had to say about their Atlantico Tour:

“”Whales! What a bonus!! Thanks guys – it was amazing.” – Mr & Mrs Yerrm from the UK.

NAC’s helicopter day trips and tours offer a unique and thrilling way to take in the sights of the Mother City. If the Atlantico Tour appealed to you, you may also want to try the Three Bays Tour!

NAC HELICOPTERS




ATLANTICO TOUR

Cape Town is home to various stretches of natural beauty, hidden nooks of wonder and epic landmarks, all of which bring a unique flavour to our world-renowned city – and the glistening Atlantic Seaboard is one such region. Often referred to as Cape Town’s “Riviera”, it encompasses the area starting at the V&A Waterfront and travelling all along the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay. In this helicopter tour of Cape Town, follow Victoria Road as it takes you along the picturesque coastline, the sparkling Atlantic Ocean on the one side, with the changing mountainous slopes for which Cape Town has become so famous on the other. If cycling, driving or walking this stretch is sure to take your breath away, just imagine what it will be like to witness this splendour from the sky?
If this sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon, read on and find out more about each of the places you’ll get to see from above during your Atlantico Tour.

YOUR STARTING POINT: THE VICTORIA & ALFRED WATERFRONT
Undoubtedly one of the most popular spots in the city for both locals and visitors alike, the V&A Waterfront is a veritable playground for both young and old. Indulge in a shopping experience unlike any other as you browse shop after shop, after which you can quell your hunger when dining at one of the many delicious restaurants on offer.

The best part is that while the inside of the V&A Waterfront is so appealing, the outside and surrounds don’t disappoint either. Enjoy a walk along the harbour, alive with activity, as you take in the spectacular views of Table Mountain. For locally produced wares, pop by the Watershed to find something special, and for the kids, there’s the exciting Scratch Patch, bursting with gemstones waiting to be collected. Quintessentially Cape Town, the V&A is the perfect place for lift off.
Following on from here, you’ll fly over the following areas that together form the magnificent Atlantic Seaboard:

GREEN POINT
The buzzing metropolis that is Green Point is not only a popular residential area, but one that boasts a host of shops, cafés, clubs and restaurants. It is also home to a much-loved outdoor space, Green Point Park, an idyllic spot that lends itself to lazy afternoon picnics, keeping the kids occupied with the various play areas and providing the perfect route for walkers, runners and cyclists.

If there’s one structure that has made its mark on the area, it’s definitely the mesmerising Cape Town Stadium. Built for the main purpose of servicing the 2010 FIFA World Cup and marking the end of the Fan Walk, this grand stadium now hosts an array of events, from music concerts to sold-out sporting matches. Standing before this incredible landmark is remarkable, but seeing it in all its glory from above, is something truly amazing. In fact, it’s probably the best way to appreciate its unusual shape. Just across the way towards the sea, you’ll find the unmissable, candy-striped Green Point Lighthouse, with iconic Robben Island easily being spotted floating out in the Atlantic Ocean. The UN World Heritage Site is a constant reminder of how much South Africa has had to overcome as a nation.
SEA POINT
Unmistakably an area with attitude and vibrancy, Sea Point will be the next stop on your tour. Also a desirable choice for both residing and holidaying, this suburb has a distinctive, sea-side living feel, complemented perfectly by the array of amenities and hustle for which it has come to be known.

Perhaps the thing for which Sea Point has become synonymous is its Promenade, which you’ll be able to point out from the air. A true symbol of Cape Town life (and, in many ways, summer itself), the Sea Point Promenade is a hive of activity as runners, cyclists and pram-wielding moms make use of its winding length – nothing is better than getting some much-needed exercise while simultaneously taking in the sounds and smells of the sea.

The Promenade has also become known for its display of artworks dotted along the way, namely the large pair of sunglasses by local artist Michael Elion, called Perceiving Freedom, and Rhinosaur by André Carl van der Merwe. As you fly over, the Sea Point Pavilion Pool will jump out at you as well, in all its sparkling, turquoise glory.
CLIFTON
Cape Town is no stranger to exclusive suburbs, and perhaps it’s Clifton that takes the cake when it comes to luxury living. Apart from being recognised for its beautiful, sea-facing bungalows and soaring apartment blocks, Clifton also boasts beach heaven in the form of its four (well, actually five) well-known sandy spots. Divided by huge granite boulders, of which are more easily defined from a bird’s-eye view, Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th are idyllic albeit small beaches, that are arguably some of the most stunning in the world. From braving the freezing water, to catching some rays, enjoying a sunset picnic or admiring the luxury yachts in the bay, Clifton is a haven of beauty and activity – now picture seeing all of this from up above? Unbelievable.

CAMPS BAY
Continuing along the coastline, more beach and bustle awaits at Camps Bay. The part of Victoria Road that runs through this wealthy area is often referred to as the Camps Bay “strip” and it heaves with social activity, particularly during the summertime. The many bars and eateries that run the length of the strip provide the ideal places for sundowners or a quick lunch off the beach. The grey-brown of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head contrast beautifully against the brilliant blue of the sea, the pearly-white sand and the splashes of green of the palm-lined boulevard. Looking up from the ground delivers a sight that resembles a postcard, so seeing this from the sky only seems to magnify the picture-perfect backdrop even more. With so much vibrancy and beauty, it’s no wonder that property investors dream of buying homes here.

TWELVE APOSTLES
Previously beginning in Camps Bay, the Twelve Apostles mountain range continues to stretch on as you continue your journey in the sky. The undulating sandstone mountains are part of the Table Mountain National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nature-lovers are in for a real treat when exploring this range as it’s home to abundant fauna and flora, namely Cape Fynbos, found only in our lovely city.

Several hiking trails mean that not only are the Twelve Apostles perfect for appreciating the plant and animal life of the area, but they’re also the best way to exercise out in nature. Emerging out of the lush greenery and rocky mountain face, you’ll more than likely be able to identify the fancy Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, as it tends to stick out rather easily with its stark whiteness. It’s also the only structure you’ll see for a few kilometres, as this stretch is mainly sea and mountain – but who’s complaining, really?
LLANDUDNO
As you fly on, seemingly moving with the curves of the mountains and coastline, you’ll eventually hit the secluded location of yet another of the Mother City’s finest beaches: Llandudno. Chiselled into the bay, the azure Atlantic Ocean rises up to meet the crescent-shaped golden sands, creating a slice of paradise. Sun worshippers, as well as those brave enough to tolerate the icy waters, come to Llandudno when they’re looking to escape the crowds. With parking being so limited, you’re almost always rest assured that the beach isn’t completely packed, making for a more relaxed and pleasant experience. It is also a very popular surfing and body boarding spot despite the freezing temperatures – the epic point breaks seem to make it all worth it.

Llandudno, named after a Welsh town, is also considered a highly upmarket residential area that boasts sprawling properties with unending sea views. The remoteness of the area only seems to add to its allure, something that the elite tend to hold in high regard. With mountain, sea, lush vegetation and mammoth granite slabs, Llandudno is the picture of untouched nature. If you’re feeling daring, you may choose to visit Sandy Bay, Cape Town’s official nudist beach, just south of Llandudno. Seeing all this exquisiteness from the unique vantage point of up in the air will be a memory you carry with you forever. The Atlantico Tour is the only one of the Scenic Tours that allows you to see Llandudno.
HOUT BAY
The last stop on this Scenic Tour is none other than charming Hout Bay. Known for being a hive of activity, this exciting Republic has a lively harbour and picturesque beach, all perfectly rounded off with a laid-back atmosphere. This part of the coastline is characterised by its steep cliffs that actually give rise to the awe-inspiring coastal route that is Chapman’s Peak Drive. This scenic drive stretches for 9km from Hout Bay all the way to Noordhoek, all the while providing you with sweeping sea views that can be enjoyed at one of the many vantage points along the way.
Witnessing glorious Hout Bay and its surrounds from high in the sky will give you a completely different perspective of this part of the coast, one that is sure to surpass all expectations. You’ll see Seal Island from a bird’s-eye view and if you’re lucky enough, you may even spot a Southern Right Whale or two during whale season.

Here’s what some delighted customers had to say about their Atlantico Tour:

“”Whales! What a bonus!! Thanks guys – it was amazing.” – Mr & Mrs Yerrm from the UK.

NAC’s helicopter day trips and tours offer a unique and thrilling way to take in the sights of the Mother City. If the Atlantico Tour appealed to you, you may also want to try the Three Bays Tour!

Vendor : NAC HELICOPTERS

Waterfront, East Pier Road , Waterfront, Western Cape, South Africa

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Those who have spent time in Green Point, a vibrant suburb of Cape Town, have described it as having a similar atmosphere to Soho in London. No doubt an accurate comparison, as Green Point is a forward-looking, go-getting, melting-pot of people from all walks of life with various interests and hobbies. Green Point is ideally located for the tourist seeking to experience everything beautiful and interesting Cape Town has to offer. A few minutes’ drive through the city centre will lead you to Table Mountain, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Bustling Long Street will entertain clubbers, restaurant patrons and pub-crawlers, while Kloof Street will present visitors with numerous cosy coffee bars and cafés dotted along the way.
THE VICTORIA AND ALFRED WATERFRONT
Green Point is also ideally located nearby the Green Point Stadium where sporting events and music concerts are held throughout the year. Within walking distance from the stadium, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront offers plenty of shopping opportunities, attractions and activities. H&M’s South African flagship store opened its doors towards the end of 2015. The V&A Waterfront is certainly a delight to both tourists and locals alike, and it’s advisable to linger a few hours to experience all the entertainment and attractions the harbour has to offer.
ROBBEN ISLAND
After spending your cash and perhaps enjoying lunch at one of the Waterfront’s mountain-facing restaurants, why not consider exploring Table Bay by means of a scenic helicopter tour? The most famous landmark is Robben Island where South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned all those years.

Our Robben Island Tour is the only helicopter tour that flies visitors around the island! It showcases the epic beauty of the area by heading directly to the southern tip of Robben Island and returning to the the V&A Waterfront along the picturesque Blouberg coastline. The view of Table Mountain is simply spectacular.
THE HISTORY OF ROBBEN ISLAND
Robben Island is one of South Africa’s most important historic and natural sites. Many years ago, when the Dutch first set foot on dry land and occupied the Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island was home to thousands of seals, penguins, tortoises and other sea mammals. In the early spring, whales could also be seen enjoying the waters around the island. Visiting Robben Island presents visitors with opportunities not only to learn about South African history and politics, but also to observe the island’s unique fauna and flora. Birders will be impressed by the 74 species of birds that have made the island their home. In 1991, Robben Island was included in the SA Natural Heritage Programme, and the northern part of the island was declared a bird sanctuary. Other animals to keep an eye open for are rabbits, buck, moles and snakes.
ROBBEN ISLAND – THE IMPRISONMENT OF ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVISTS
Robben Island wasn’t always used as a prison. During the 1800s, the mentally and chronically ill as well as lepers were sent to live there, since it was far removed from society. When South Africa became involved in World War II, the island served as a training and defence station. It was only after 1961 that Robben Island became a prison, and from then onwards, anyone who challenged the political system of the National Party was sent there as a political prisoner to work at the limestone quarry.
Prisoners were treated harshly, were often beaten, and had to endure poor living conditions. One of the most internationally recognised prisoners was our first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela. He arrived at Robben Island in 1964 and spent 18 years on the island with fellow anti-apartheid activists. He was confined to a small cell, had no bed to sleep on, and had to use a bucket toilet. He was allowed one visitor per year and was permitted to write and receive one letter every six months. Even though he and the other prisoners had to endure this type of treatment, their spirits never waned. In February 1990, the National Party gave in to internal and external pressure and released Nelson Mandela. Through hard struggle and leadership, he paved the way to a new democracy in South Africa. Sadly, he passed away in 2013.

Even though visiting Robben Island might conjure images of sadness and oppression, one should rather view the island as a symbol of hope and freedom.


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THE ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR

Those who have spent time in Green Point, a vibrant suburb of Cape Town, have described it as having a similar atmosphere to Soho in London. No doubt an accurate comparison, as Green Point is a forward-looking, go-getting, melting-pot of people from all walks of life with various interests and hobbies. Green Point is ideally located for the tourist seeking to experience everything beautiful and interesting Cape Town has to offer. A few minutes’ drive through the city centre will lead you to Table Mountain, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Bustling Long Street will entertain clubbers, restaurant patrons and pub-crawlers, while Kloof Street will present visitors with numerous cosy coffee bars and cafés dotted along the way.
THE VICTORIA AND ALFRED WATERFRONT
Green Point is also ideally located nearby the Green Point Stadium where sporting events and music concerts are held throughout the year. Within walking distance from the stadium, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront offers plenty of shopping opportunities, attractions and activities. H&M’s South African flagship store opened its doors towards the end of 2015. The V&A Waterfront is certainly a delight to both tourists and locals alike, and it’s advisable to linger a few hours to experience all the entertainment and attractions the harbour has to offer.
ROBBEN ISLAND
After spending your cash and perhaps enjoying lunch at one of the Waterfront’s mountain-facing restaurants, why not consider exploring Table Bay by means of a scenic helicopter tour? The most famous landmark is Robben Island where South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned all those years.

Our Robben Island Tour is the only helicopter tour that flies visitors around the island! It showcases the epic beauty of the area by heading directly to the southern tip of Robben Island and returning to the the V&A Waterfront along the picturesque Blouberg coastline. The view of Table Mountain is simply spectacular.
THE HISTORY OF ROBBEN ISLAND
Robben Island is one of South Africa’s most important historic and natural sites. Many years ago, when the Dutch first set foot on dry land and occupied the Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island was home to thousands of seals, penguins, tortoises and other sea mammals. In the early spring, whales could also be seen enjoying the waters around the island. Visiting Robben Island presents visitors with opportunities not only to learn about South African history and politics, but also to observe the island’s unique fauna and flora. Birders will be impressed by the 74 species of birds that have made the island their home. In 1991, Robben Island was included in the SA Natural Heritage Programme, and the northern part of the island was declared a bird sanctuary. Other animals to keep an eye open for are rabbits, buck, moles and snakes.
ROBBEN ISLAND – THE IMPRISONMENT OF ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVISTS
Robben Island wasn’t always used as a prison. During the 1800s, the mentally and chronically ill as well as lepers were sent to live there, since it was far removed from society. When South Africa became involved in World War II, the island served as a training and defence station. It was only after 1961 that Robben Island became a prison, and from then onwards, anyone who challenged the political system of the National Party was sent there as a political prisoner to work at the limestone quarry.
Prisoners were treated harshly, were often beaten, and had to endure poor living conditions. One of the most internationally recognised prisoners was our first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela. He arrived at Robben Island in 1964 and spent 18 years on the island with fellow anti-apartheid activists. He was confined to a small cell, had no bed to sleep on, and had to use a bucket toilet. He was allowed one visitor per year and was permitted to write and receive one letter every six months. Even though he and the other prisoners had to endure this type of treatment, their spirits never waned. In February 1990, the National Party gave in to internal and external pressure and released Nelson Mandela. Through hard struggle and leadership, he paved the way to a new democracy in South Africa. Sadly, he passed away in 2013.

Even though visiting Robben Island might conjure images of sadness and oppression, one should rather view the island as a symbol of hope and freedom.


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The Three Bays Tour is a fantastic opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Cape’s coastline. This tour includes all of Cape Town’s most scenic towns and suburbs, which continues from the Atlantico Tour: Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Muizenberg, Twelve Apostles, Noordhoek and Constantia. As we gracefully soar in the sky, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the fairest Cape’s striking beauty. Now that’s what we’d call a joyride! NAC Helicopters consistently offers the best scenic helicopter experiences in Cape Town!

CAMPS BAY
Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s trendiest suburbs where the young, wealthy and beautiful come to play. When in Camps Bay, there’s no such thing as an early bedtime! Along the palm tree-lined Victoria Road, you’ll find many sea-facing restaurants and bars with phenomenal sea views; bustling with activity and flowing with cocktails and delicious food. Behind these restaurants, nestled snugly against the Twelve Apostles mountain range are palatial homes, which sell for over ten million rand. Camps Bay is also known for its stunning Blue Flag beach where it’s not unusual to find models and celebrities bronzing their bodies, while locals surf or play beach sports. Camps Bay Beach is also the place to witness flaming orange sunsets rippled with pink and purple streaks.
HOUT BAY
Hout Bay is a charming bay side suburb that Capetonians flock to over weekends. Visitors can reach this lovely retreat by three different roads winding along magnificent mountain passes. Passing between part of the Twelve Apostles mountain range along Suikerbossie, you’ll reach Llandudno and Camps Bay. The Suikerbossie pass is notorious for being the toughest hill on the Cape Town Cycle Tour route. Between Hout Bay and Noordhoek, you’ll come across Cape Town’s famous pass – Chapmans Peak Drive. The third pass leads to Constantia via the stunning Constantia Nek. Hout Bay is one of the busiest fishing harbours, and if you arrive early on a Saturday morning, you may be in time to meet the local fishermen arriving with the catch of the day. Alongside anchored fishing trawlers and bobbing fishing boats, luxury yachts float effortlessly. Hout Bay Harbour is home to the Hout Bay Yacht Club, as well as to inviting seafood restaurants. Witnessing the harbour and the craggy coastline from the sky is a truly magnificent experience!
MUIZENBERG
This laid-back surfer’s paradise is a must-visit for those who enjoy a bohemian atmosphere. Muizenberg is in striking contrast to Camps Bay; where the latter is glitz and glamour, the former is down-to-earth and happy-go-lucky. Muizenberg comes alive each summer with beach-goers lazing under colourful umbrellas and surfers catching waves. Muizenberg’s also boasts one of the prettiest and longest stretches of beach in Cape Town and it’s where you’ll find the colourful and much photographed beach cabins, which look spectacular from our helicopter! Not only does the beach with its warm(ish) water attract visitors longing for soft sand between their toes, but the bounty of restaurants along the main road are a warm welcome after a day’s exploring. Muizenberg is also historically significant because it’s where Cecil John Rhodes kept his cottage. Let’s not forget to mention the most awesome attraction – the majestic mountains!
TWELVE APOSTLES
The Twelve Apostles, along with Lion’s Head and Table Mountain, is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the Western Cape. The Twelve Apostles, which forms part of Table Mountain, is a classic hike in Cape Town because of its rich fauna and flora. The name ‘Twelve Apostles’ is a bit of a misnomer, as there aren’t 12 buttresses, but 18. When you fly with us, you’ll be able to count them yourself, since the best view is from the open sky.

NOORDHOEK
Noordhoek is a small, quiet town where retirees and artists retreat to find peace and inspiration. It’s famous for its long picturesque stretch of white beach where locals often enjoy riding their horses while admiring the beautiful ocean. At the southern end of the beach is the steamship wreck ‘Kakapo,’ which stranded over a century ago. Noordhoek is located below Chapman’s Peak on the western side of the peninsula in the ‘north corner,’ hence its Dutch name ‘Noordhoek’. Noordhoek can be accessed by Chapman’s Peak Drive or via Ou Kaapse Weg, which takes travellers through the beautiful Silvermine Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

CONSTANTIA
Constantia is one of the oldest and prettiest suburbs in Cape Town and is most known for the Groot Constantia wine estate established by the old Cape governor, Simon van der Stel in 1684. Other notable wine estates include Steenberg, the oldest wine estate in the country, Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia and Constantia Uitsig. The suburb has become a tourist attraction in its own right because of its attractive tree-lined streets and mansions, as well as international restaurants, some of which have made the top 50 restaurant rankings in the world. Notable people who have lived in Constantia are Mark Thatcher, son of Margaret Thatcher, and Charles Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana. Charles Spencer’s home was sold for R80 million.
Please note that the route can change slightly due to ever-changing weather conditions. The route flown is subject to the pilot’s discretion to provide the best viewing experience for all passengers.


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THREE BAYS TOUR

The Three Bays Tour is a fantastic opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Cape’s coastline. This tour includes all of Cape Town’s most scenic towns and suburbs, which continues from the Atlantico Tour: Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Muizenberg, Twelve Apostles, Noordhoek and Constantia. As we gracefully soar in the sky, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the fairest Cape’s striking beauty. Now that’s what we’d call a joyride! NAC Helicopters consistently offers the best scenic helicopter experiences in Cape Town!

CAMPS BAY
Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s trendiest suburbs where the young, wealthy and beautiful come to play. When in Camps Bay, there’s no such thing as an early bedtime! Along the palm tree-lined Victoria Road, you’ll find many sea-facing restaurants and bars with phenomenal sea views; bustling with activity and flowing with cocktails and delicious food. Behind these restaurants, nestled snugly against the Twelve Apostles mountain range are palatial homes, which sell for over ten million rand. Camps Bay is also known for its stunning Blue Flag beach where it’s not unusual to find models and celebrities bronzing their bodies, while locals surf or play beach sports. Camps Bay Beach is also the place to witness flaming orange sunsets rippled with pink and purple streaks.
HOUT BAY
Hout Bay is a charming bay side suburb that Capetonians flock to over weekends. Visitors can reach this lovely retreat by three different roads winding along magnificent mountain passes. Passing between part of the Twelve Apostles mountain range along Suikerbossie, you’ll reach Llandudno and Camps Bay. The Suikerbossie pass is notorious for being the toughest hill on the Cape Town Cycle Tour route. Between Hout Bay and Noordhoek, you’ll come across Cape Town’s famous pass – Chapmans Peak Drive. The third pass leads to Constantia via the stunning Constantia Nek. Hout Bay is one of the busiest fishing harbours, and if you arrive early on a Saturday morning, you may be in time to meet the local fishermen arriving with the catch of the day. Alongside anchored fishing trawlers and bobbing fishing boats, luxury yachts float effortlessly. Hout Bay Harbour is home to the Hout Bay Yacht Club, as well as to inviting seafood restaurants. Witnessing the harbour and the craggy coastline from the sky is a truly magnificent experience!
MUIZENBERG
This laid-back surfer’s paradise is a must-visit for those who enjoy a bohemian atmosphere. Muizenberg is in striking contrast to Camps Bay; where the latter is glitz and glamour, the former is down-to-earth and happy-go-lucky. Muizenberg comes alive each summer with beach-goers lazing under colourful umbrellas and surfers catching waves. Muizenberg’s also boasts one of the prettiest and longest stretches of beach in Cape Town and it’s where you’ll find the colourful and much photographed beach cabins, which look spectacular from our helicopter! Not only does the beach with its warm(ish) water attract visitors longing for soft sand between their toes, but the bounty of restaurants along the main road are a warm welcome after a day’s exploring. Muizenberg is also historically significant because it’s where Cecil John Rhodes kept his cottage. Let’s not forget to mention the most awesome attraction – the majestic mountains!
TWELVE APOSTLES
The Twelve Apostles, along with Lion’s Head and Table Mountain, is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the Western Cape. The Twelve Apostles, which forms part of Table Mountain, is a classic hike in Cape Town because of its rich fauna and flora. The name ‘Twelve Apostles’ is a bit of a misnomer, as there aren’t 12 buttresses, but 18. When you fly with us, you’ll be able to count them yourself, since the best view is from the open sky.

NOORDHOEK
Noordhoek is a small, quiet town where retirees and artists retreat to find peace and inspiration. It’s famous for its long picturesque stretch of white beach where locals often enjoy riding their horses while admiring the beautiful ocean. At the southern end of the beach is the steamship wreck ‘Kakapo,’ which stranded over a century ago. Noordhoek is located below Chapman’s Peak on the western side of the peninsula in the ‘north corner,’ hence its Dutch name ‘Noordhoek’. Noordhoek can be accessed by Chapman’s Peak Drive or via Ou Kaapse Weg, which takes travellers through the beautiful Silvermine Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

CONSTANTIA
Constantia is one of the oldest and prettiest suburbs in Cape Town and is most known for the Groot Constantia wine estate established by the old Cape governor, Simon van der Stel in 1684. Other notable wine estates include Steenberg, the oldest wine estate in the country, Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia and Constantia Uitsig. The suburb has become a tourist attraction in its own right because of its attractive tree-lined streets and mansions, as well as international restaurants, some of which have made the top 50 restaurant rankings in the world. Notable people who have lived in Constantia are Mark Thatcher, son of Margaret Thatcher, and Charles Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana. Charles Spencer’s home was sold for R80 million.
Please note that the route can change slightly due to ever-changing weather conditions. The route flown is subject to the pilot’s discretion to provide the best viewing experience for all passengers.


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Waterfront, East Pier Road , Waterfront, Western Cape, South Africa

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The Cape Point Tour is the ultimate tour of the Cape Peninsula, departing from the Three Bays tour and continuing onward from Noordhoek towards Kommetjie. There’s no better way to appreciate the Cape’s fair beauty than from a bird’s eye view helicopter tour. NAC Helicopters offers the best scenic helicopter rides in Cape Town.

View our gallery to see some of the magnificent views you can enjoy!

Please note that the route may alter slightly due to ever changing weather conditions and that the route is subject to the pilot’s discretion to provide the best viewing experience for all passengers.

CAMPS BAY
Camps Bay, located at the foot of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and, of course, the renowned Twelve Apostles, is a truly luxurious holiday destination. It is breathtakingly beautiful with its majestic mountain landscapes, dazzling ocean vistas, and interesting people. It’s here that one may spot celebrities as they sip their lattes in vibrant cafés, and where the rich and famous come to play, socialise and work. Along the pretty, palm-lined Victoria Road, you can choose from a diverse selection of restaurants, many of which are sea-facing, to indulge in exotic cocktails or elegant glasses of wine, while admiring the striking sunset. In summer, Camps Bay really comes alive with throngs of sun worshippers. The beach becomes the place to see and be seen as you mingle with volleyball players, surfers and bathers. It is no wonder Camps Bay is considered one of the fairest places in the Cape.

NOORDHOEK
Noordhoek’s claim to fame is its tranquillity, where Capetonians find much needed rest from their busy city lives. The general lifestyle and attitude of Noordhoek residents is unhurried and relaxed. Situated below the slopes of Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek is a real gem with a lovely farm-like atmosphere – in fact, it’s often referred to as ‘Cape Country at the Beach’. Besides the calm atmosphere it instils in residents and visitors, Noordhoek is more famous for its pearlescent beach, which seems to stretch on forever. It’s common to spot locals joyously riding their horses, or retired couples happily walking hand in hand along Noordhoek beach, admiring the waves rolling to shore. Noordhoek is flanked by ocean and mountains that you can visit it by car via Chapman’s Peak Drive, or you can admire its natural beauty from a helicopter.
SIMON’S TOWN
Located on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, Simon’s Town is a naval suburb with a rich and interesting history. It was named in honour of Simon van der Stel, who arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1679, and is South Africa’s third oldest settlement. Simon’s Town is an important base for the South African navy, and it’s here that the famous statue of the Great Dane, Just Nuisance, stands boldly in Simon’s Town Jubilee Square. Just Nuisance was the first dog in the world officially to hold a position in the Royal Navy. The heart-warming story starts when Just Nuisance was bought as a puppy in 1937 and grew up amongst sailors aboard the Royal Navy ships. He was regarded fondly and sailors made a great fuss over him and even treated him to laps of beer on occasion. This gentle giant followed his sailor family everywhere and was often spotted by locals boarding trains – unaccompanied. Visit the Simon’s Town Museum where Just Nuisance’s collar, official papers, and a collection of photographs are on display.

Simon’s Town not only has a wealth of natural attractions, such as the 3000 strong penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach, it is also boasts a rich architectural heritage. Along the main road, visitors who appreciate architectural masterpieces will enjoy photographing the stately Victorian buildings.

MUIZENBERG
Muizenberg is a laidback bohemian surfer’s paradise and a favourite weekend destination for some Capetonians due to its proximity to the city. It is thought that Muizenberg’s beach is one of the nicest swimming beaches in the Cape, as its water isn’t too cold. It is the perfect family holiday destination, since there’s plenty to do for all ages and, like Camps Bay and Clifton, has been awarded Blue Flag status. The waves at Muizenberg beach are tame in comparison to Clifton and Camps Bay, which makes it ideal for learner surfers. If you’re looking to purchase a surfboard, Muizenburg won’t disappoint. One of Muizenberg’s most prominent and highly photographed attractions are the quaint colourful beach huts dotted along the shore. An aerial view from a helicopter is even more spectacular.
TWELVE APOSTLES
Except for Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles is one of the most recognised mountain ranges in Cape Town and forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. The most awe-inspiring sight is that of the sun’s rays reflecting from the buttresses, casting a long shadow over Camps Bay. A good viewing point from which to watch this grand display is from Maiden’s Cove, just outside Camps Bay. Built between the buttresses of the mountain range is the famous and luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel, rated by many as one of the best in South Africa. The Twelve Apostles mountain range is also the backdrop for two of Cape Town’s major sporting events – the Cape Town Cycle Tour and the Two Oceans Marathon.

CAPE POINT
Cape Point is a very special place as it is here that 20% of Africa’s indigenous flora can be found. Walking through the Cape Point Nature Reserve is the perfect way to learn about the Cape’s natural vegetation, the spectacular fynbos. Pause a few minutes and revel in the breath-taking scenery of sparkling bays, rolling green hills and spectacular beaches that are still unspoiled. Cape Point also falls within the Cape Floral Kingdom and is therefore a protected World Heritage Site. Entering the Cape Point Nature Reserve will require a small fee, but if you fly by helicopter, you’ll witness the entire reserve in all its splendour, from precious proteas to dainty ericas. Apart from the fynbos and azure ocean, there is one more aspect that makes Cape Point famous – its powerful lighthouse. This lighthouse is of the best in South Africa and is still used to guide ships safely through the Cape’s infamous stormy waters.
FISH HOEK
Fish Hoek is a sleepy coastal suburb that boasts some incredible beaches. These beaches are some of the safest and warmest in and around Cape Town, so expect plenty of families when visiting. Fish Hoek makes for a welcoming day outing, as it’s not too far from the Cape Town city centre. It offers visitors relaxing strolls along Jager’s Walk, which runs perpendicular to the beach and takes one as far as Sunny Cove. Sunny Cove is a delightful viewpoint to watch dolphins and whales in late August. Southern Right Whales are a sought- after attraction drawing thousands of spectators each year. Fish Hoek’s side of the ocean is calm and allows a variety of water hobbies, such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and sailing. Visitors who head to Fish Hoek’s harbour early in the morning may be able to purchase freshly caught fish straight from the fishing trawlers.

CONSTANTIA
Constantia is an affluent suburb in Cape Town that welcomes many visitors each year due to its shady tree-lined avenues and its wine tasting venues in Constantia Valley. Constantia Valley is home to numerous award-winning wine estates, in particular one of the oldest in Cape Town, Groot Constantia. Constantia’s history dates back to 1685 when Simon van der Stel named his estate after the daughter of Commissioner van Rheede who allowed him a farm there. Governor Simon van der Stel established the Cape’s first vineyards and orchards – therefore making Groot Constantia the most notable and oldest vineyard in South Africa. A helicopter tour will showcase all the Cape Peninsula’s splendour.


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CAPE POINT TOUR

The Cape Point Tour is the ultimate tour of the Cape Peninsula, departing from the Three Bays tour and continuing onward from Noordhoek towards Kommetjie. There’s no better way to appreciate the Cape’s fair beauty than from a bird’s eye view helicopter tour. NAC Helicopters offers the best scenic helicopter rides in Cape Town.

View our gallery to see some of the magnificent views you can enjoy!

Please note that the route may alter slightly due to ever changing weather conditions and that the route is subject to the pilot’s discretion to provide the best viewing experience for all passengers.

CAMPS BAY
Camps Bay, located at the foot of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and, of course, the renowned Twelve Apostles, is a truly luxurious holiday destination. It is breathtakingly beautiful with its majestic mountain landscapes, dazzling ocean vistas, and interesting people. It’s here that one may spot celebrities as they sip their lattes in vibrant cafés, and where the rich and famous come to play, socialise and work. Along the pretty, palm-lined Victoria Road, you can choose from a diverse selection of restaurants, many of which are sea-facing, to indulge in exotic cocktails or elegant glasses of wine, while admiring the striking sunset. In summer, Camps Bay really comes alive with throngs of sun worshippers. The beach becomes the place to see and be seen as you mingle with volleyball players, surfers and bathers. It is no wonder Camps Bay is considered one of the fairest places in the Cape.

NOORDHOEK
Noordhoek’s claim to fame is its tranquillity, where Capetonians find much needed rest from their busy city lives. The general lifestyle and attitude of Noordhoek residents is unhurried and relaxed. Situated below the slopes of Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek is a real gem with a lovely farm-like atmosphere – in fact, it’s often referred to as ‘Cape Country at the Beach’. Besides the calm atmosphere it instils in residents and visitors, Noordhoek is more famous for its pearlescent beach, which seems to stretch on forever. It’s common to spot locals joyously riding their horses, or retired couples happily walking hand in hand along Noordhoek beach, admiring the waves rolling to shore. Noordhoek is flanked by ocean and mountains that you can visit it by car via Chapman’s Peak Drive, or you can admire its natural beauty from a helicopter.
SIMON’S TOWN
Located on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, Simon’s Town is a naval suburb with a rich and interesting history. It was named in honour of Simon van der Stel, who arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1679, and is South Africa’s third oldest settlement. Simon’s Town is an important base for the South African navy, and it’s here that the famous statue of the Great Dane, Just Nuisance, stands boldly in Simon’s Town Jubilee Square. Just Nuisance was the first dog in the world officially to hold a position in the Royal Navy. The heart-warming story starts when Just Nuisance was bought as a puppy in 1937 and grew up amongst sailors aboard the Royal Navy ships. He was regarded fondly and sailors made a great fuss over him and even treated him to laps of beer on occasion. This gentle giant followed his sailor family everywhere and was often spotted by locals boarding trains – unaccompanied. Visit the Simon’s Town Museum where Just Nuisance’s collar, official papers, and a collection of photographs are on display.

Simon’s Town not only has a wealth of natural attractions, such as the 3000 strong penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach, it is also boasts a rich architectural heritage. Along the main road, visitors who appreciate architectural masterpieces will enjoy photographing the stately Victorian buildings.

MUIZENBERG
Muizenberg is a laidback bohemian surfer’s paradise and a favourite weekend destination for some Capetonians due to its proximity to the city. It is thought that Muizenberg’s beach is one of the nicest swimming beaches in the Cape, as its water isn’t too cold. It is the perfect family holiday destination, since there’s plenty to do for all ages and, like Camps Bay and Clifton, has been awarded Blue Flag status. The waves at Muizenberg beach are tame in comparison to Clifton and Camps Bay, which makes it ideal for learner surfers. If you’re looking to purchase a surfboard, Muizenburg won’t disappoint. One of Muizenberg’s most prominent and highly photographed attractions are the quaint colourful beach huts dotted along the shore. An aerial view from a helicopter is even more spectacular.
TWELVE APOSTLES
Except for Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles is one of the most recognised mountain ranges in Cape Town and forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. The most awe-inspiring sight is that of the sun’s rays reflecting from the buttresses, casting a long shadow over Camps Bay. A good viewing point from which to watch this grand display is from Maiden’s Cove, just outside Camps Bay. Built between the buttresses of the mountain range is the famous and luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel, rated by many as one of the best in South Africa. The Twelve Apostles mountain range is also the backdrop for two of Cape Town’s major sporting events – the Cape Town Cycle Tour and the Two Oceans Marathon.

CAPE POINT
Cape Point is a very special place as it is here that 20% of Africa’s indigenous flora can be found. Walking through the Cape Point Nature Reserve is the perfect way to learn about the Cape’s natural vegetation, the spectacular fynbos. Pause a few minutes and revel in the breath-taking scenery of sparkling bays, rolling green hills and spectacular beaches that are still unspoiled. Cape Point also falls within the Cape Floral Kingdom and is therefore a protected World Heritage Site. Entering the Cape Point Nature Reserve will require a small fee, but if you fly by helicopter, you’ll witness the entire reserve in all its splendour, from precious proteas to dainty ericas. Apart from the fynbos and azure ocean, there is one more aspect that makes Cape Point famous – its powerful lighthouse. This lighthouse is of the best in South Africa and is still used to guide ships safely through the Cape’s infamous stormy waters.
FISH HOEK
Fish Hoek is a sleepy coastal suburb that boasts some incredible beaches. These beaches are some of the safest and warmest in and around Cape Town, so expect plenty of families when visiting. Fish Hoek makes for a welcoming day outing, as it’s not too far from the Cape Town city centre. It offers visitors relaxing strolls along Jager’s Walk, which runs perpendicular to the beach and takes one as far as Sunny Cove. Sunny Cove is a delightful viewpoint to watch dolphins and whales in late August. Southern Right Whales are a sought- after attraction drawing thousands of spectators each year. Fish Hoek’s side of the ocean is calm and allows a variety of water hobbies, such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and sailing. Visitors who head to Fish Hoek’s harbour early in the morning may be able to purchase freshly caught fish straight from the fishing trawlers.

CONSTANTIA
Constantia is an affluent suburb in Cape Town that welcomes many visitors each year due to its shady tree-lined avenues and its wine tasting venues in Constantia Valley. Constantia Valley is home to numerous award-winning wine estates, in particular one of the oldest in Cape Town, Groot Constantia. Constantia’s history dates back to 1685 when Simon van der Stel named his estate after the daughter of Commissioner van Rheede who allowed him a farm there. Governor Simon van der Stel established the Cape’s first vineyards and orchards – therefore making Groot Constantia the most notable and oldest vineyard in South Africa. A helicopter tour will showcase all the Cape Peninsula’s splendour.


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Waterfront, East Pier Road , Waterfront, Western Cape, South Africa

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