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Freedom Flight with Christo Brand


Everyday is Nelson Mandela day with Christo Brand

Meet Christo Brand, warder and close friend of Nelson Mandela.

Hear the stories behind the scenes and experience the connection they shared under unusual and spirit-breaking circumstances. This intimate meeting will be followed by a scenic and informative flight, departing from the iconic V&A Waterfront and flying around the infamous Robben Island. Witness the stark beauty and isolation of the island which kept both Nelson Mandela and Christo Brand, far from their loved ones. Christo will give you his personal insights and share his in-depth knowledge of the island and the prison, whilst you enjoy the freedom and the luxury of one of our VIP helicopters.

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From Robben Island we will fly along the breathtaking coastline of the Atlantic Seaboard, with uninterrupted vistas of the famous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.

At Hout Bay we will head inland towards Steenberg, where Christo will share his memories of Mandela’s 6 years at Pollsmoor prison. Heading east, we will fly towards Drakenstein Correctional Centre, located in the scenic Cape Winelands.

Following the undulating vineyards, we will find our way to the picturesque town of Franschhoek. You will be welcomed at the magnificent Mont Rochelle Estate, where you will be invited to taste their delectable wines, followed by a scrumptious lunch.

Flying back to the V&A Waterfront, you will be absorbed in your thoughts as you replay the moments of the day, imagining what life must have been like for these two remarkable men.

Nelson Mandela



  • Private Helicopter Flight
  • Christo Brand + 2 Signed Copies of his book (Doing Life with Mandela – My Prisoner, My Friend)
  • Wine Tasting & 3 Course Lunch @ MIKO (Set Menu) – Mont Rochelle

Tour Details


12-15 Minutes Hopper Tour
16-20 Minutes Atlantico Tour
16-20 Minutes The Robben Island Tour
24-30 Minutes Three Bays Tour
40 Minutes Cape Point Tour