The Cape Wheel

the cape wheel

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where NAC Helicopters Cape Town is based, has a wealth of fantastic options for those who wish to see the Mother City in a less conventional way. Because we love seeing Cape Town from a bird’s eye view, we’ll give you complementary tickets to the Cape Wheel when you book a flight with us. This Ferris wheel is located on just the opposite side of the Waterfront to where our offices are located.

Experience unbelievable views

With four rotations of each carriage, the Cape Wheel gives its riders the opportunity to truly experience unbelievable views of some of the city’s iconic landmarks, namely Table Mountain and Robben Island. Fitted with remarkable, state of the art technology, the cabins are air conditioned and fully equipped with Help buttons for the unlikely event that a passenger experiences vertigo and wishes to get in touch with someone on the ground. Staff will then immediately bring the cabin down and allow the passenger to disembark.

An outing for the whole family to enjoy

Each one of the Cape Wheel’s cabins can hold six adults. If the group consists of children as well, they can hold up to eight. If you’re in Cape Town on a family holiday, or you’re a local who simply wants to appreciate this beautiful city we call home, NAC Helicopters Cape Town will gladly give each person who books a flight with us a free ticket to ride the Cape Wheel. After all, if anyone understands how much Cape Town should be appreciated in all of her glory, it’s NAC Helicopters.

Once you’re at the V & A Waterfront, finding the Cape Wheel is easy – all you have to do is look up! The wheel is closed on Mondays, but open for the rest of the week during the following hours:

Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm – 7pm
Friday: 11am – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm.

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