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Robben Island

Explore an important part of South Africa’s history while surveying stunning scenery
Compass
Robben Island
-33.8076° S, 18.3712° E
Tomorrow's Conditions
22℃
Approximate Duration
Duration
00:18
Weather and helicopter dependent
Average Distance
Distance
23km
Weather dependent
Priced From
R8 160
As the only helicopter tour that allows visitors to fly around the heritage site, NAC’s Robben Island tour is not only historic, but infinitely picturesque as well

Taking off from the V&A Waterfront, you’ll hover over the harbour for a moment, drinking in Green Point and the Cape Town cityscape. Below you, the deep blues and greens of the Atlantic Ocean stretch to the horizon, interrupted only by the white crest of a wave or the occasional pod of dolphins. As you move further away from the Cape Peninsula, Robben Island comes into view in front of you.

You dip towards the island, sweeping over its diverse collection of fauna and flora as you enjoy an aerial view of the buildings and importantly, the prison where Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters were imprisoned, before you turn to face the Cape Peninsula again. On your return flight, you’ll be greeted by the full splendour of Table Mountain as you travel along the pristine Blouberg coastline back towards the City Bowl.

Map
Route is weather dependant at the pilot's discretion
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V&A Waterfront
Starting Point

The city meets the sea in Cape Town’s unique lifestyle experience. The V&A Waterfront is world-renowned for its luxury hotels, dining experiences, retail stores and entertainment facilities – in addition to being a working harbour and the home of NAC Helicopters Cape Town.

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Green Point

Green Point is a bustling section of Cape Town where sea, suburb and city meet. Home to the iconic Cape Town Stadium (previously Green Point Stadium), this picturesque strip’s diverse offering is popular with permanent residents, holidaymakers and businesspeople alike.

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Robben Island

One of South Africa’s most respected heritage sites, Robben Island (which means “Seal Island” in Dutch) is central to the country’s history. Used as a leper colony in the 1800s, it later became an infamous prison where former South African president Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years during Apartheid.

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Unforgettable Atlantic Coast flight, a 90th birthday present from a cousin for my wonderful mom. Great experience and wonderful service from pilot Julian and every staff member we came in contact with. Thank you very much!
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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Pricing

The following prices are set per helicopter and entitle you to the private use of a helicopter. These prices are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

04 passengers
EC 120, Bell 206 Jet Ranger
R8 160
05 - 06 passengers
Bell 407
R12 240

Terms and conditions apply. Please visit our rates page for more information. All flight times are approximate and subject to prevailing weather conditions.