There is no experience on land or sea that can possibly rival with the experience of having a birds eye view from high up in the bluest of skies, above one of the most beautiful cities on this big blue planet. A helicopter ride is a completely different experience to flying in a fixed wing, one does not feel as though you are moving forward and depending on the craft, it has a surreal feeling of standing still above the earth, it has been described by many as being almost godlike. Cape Town is filled with myriad places of immense beauty and when choosing to take a helicopter ride to get a better more compact view of the incredibly magnificent expanse that is the mother city, your perceptions widen and you understand why it was voted one of the most beautiful cities on earth.
There are many companies which will take you up, up and around to sight see from the sky, but there are only a few that are regarded as the cream of the crop with incredibly professional staff on hand, and pilots that are some of the best in the country if not the entire world. Below is a brief list of two of the top Helicopter Charters providing the most thrilling helicopter rides in Cape Town:
Cape Town Helicopters
Without a doubt, this Helicopter Charter company which has a sub company concentrating solely on flights around Table Mountain, is one of the top in its class. The packages range from extensive tours in, around and along the Atlantic Coast. Flights to Cape Point, scenic flights that have you witness the incredible beauty of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles. There are extensive packages that have you travelling through the various phenomenal wine lands that the Cape has to offer as well as Safari Game Reserve visits. Above and beyond the scenic and wine land flights Cape Town Helicopters offers packages with a difference which include chauffeur driven Harley Davidson drives, experiences of the Cavalli Gold wine estate, as well as Shark cage dives, and zip lining through incredibly beautiful terrains. Make sure to check out their website www.helicopterscapetown.co.za
Huey Helicopter Company
An experience with a difference, if you have watched Apocalypse Now, M.A.S.H, Full Metal Jacket or Platoon then you have laid eyes on the Huey you will fly. Manufactured in 1966, and assigned to the Assault Brigade from 1966 – 1968, which was followed by the Huey doing several tours across Germany and Alaska, this is truly a legend to be flown. It has a whole list of achievements before it was purchased and prepared for civilian use, which can be viewed on their website www.flythehuey.co.za It really is an incredible experience to be had so make sure to make a booking today. Its an exclusive thing to have said you have flown in a ex Vietnamese authentic Huey!