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.
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.
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.
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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