Whale watching

Experience the thrill of a whale or shark encounter
Swim with sharks in the deep Atlantic waters of Gansbaai, or experience the once-in-a-lifetime sight of whales with their newborn calves in Hermanus

Experiencing South Africa’s diverse marine wildlife in their own habitat is one of the top ten adventure things to do in Cape Town – an essential addition to your Cape Town adventure experiences.

With our direct-to-destination charter tours you can hop on a direct charter to Gansbaai for some of the world’s best shark cage diving, or hover over Hermanus to view the Cape’s “whale nursery” from above.

NAC Helicopters Cape Town offers direct transfers to the Hermanus/Gansbaai area, which will not only save you time, but will enrich your adventure by flying over some of the most pristine South African scenery.

Route is weather dependant at the pilot's discretion

Enjoy a whale watching experience like no other, with a helicopter flight over the world-famed whale breeding grounds of Hermanus.


Gansbaai’s icy waters and wild coast has been home to the infamous great white shark for millenia. Admire their magnificence from the air, then get to see them up close.

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Excellent professional staff with very high quality equipment. Some super pre-arranged tours & also bespoke itineraries. We’ve had a number of flights already this trip and have booked more. Our pilot Guy had added hugely to the enjoyment
Important Flight Information
Please arrive 30 minutes before your flight. NAC offers a complimentary vehicle transfer service within the CBD, Green Point, Sea Point and Waterfront area.
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