Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight

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Take a scenic helicopter ride to Robben Island for an unrivalled viewing experience. Circumnavigate the island and get great aerial views of the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his incarceration. See postcard views of the city en route back. Book your Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight here.

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Arrival at V&A Waterfront Helipad

Book the Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight in advance! Plan your arrival at the V&A Waterfront Helipad. Aim to check in 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled flight. This is a shared helicopter flight over the city and coast. The V&A Waterfront is a bustling hub of activity, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions to explore before your flight. It’s a great place to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Cape Town. The waterfront is also home to the Two Oceans Aquarium, a must-visit for marine life enthusiasts. Don’t forget to take some time to enjoy the stunning views of the ocean and the city skyline.

Safety Briefing

Upon arrival, you will receive a safety briefing. After the briefing, proceed to the beautiful flight deck. Here, you can observe the operation up close while waiting to board your flight. The safety of passengers is a top priority, and the experienced staff will ensure you feel comfortable and prepared for the flight. This is also a good time to ask any questions you may have about the flight. The team is well-trained and ready to assist you. They will guide you through the safety procedures and answer any questions you may have.

The Flight

Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight: Board the helicopter to start your adventure. The flight includes a complete circumnavigation of Robben Island. Once airborne, the city fades into the background as you soar over the Atlantic Ocean. The helicopter’s panoramic windows offer unobstructed views, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Feel the thrill as the helicopter lifts off and you begin your journey. The flight is smooth and the views are spectacular, making for an unforgettable experience. Look out for marine life such as seals and dolphins in the ocean below.

Robben Island

Your destination is the historical Robben Island. The pilot will expertly navigate the helicopter around the island. This allows you to experience the best possible views of the prison and the village. Learn about the island’s rich history as a place of isolation, banishment, and imprisonment during the flight. The view from above gives a unique perspective on this significant historical site. The island is a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. It’s a poignant reminder of the country’s past and a symbol of hope for the future.

Return Flight

On the return flight to the mainland, enjoy the stunning combination of Cape Town and Table Mountain. In the distance, you can see Lion’s Head and Camps Bay. The return flight offers a different perspective, highlighting the contrast between the bustling city and the tranquil ocean. This part of the flight offers some of the most breathtaking views of Cape Town. The city’s beauty is truly amplified from this vantage point. As you approach the city, look out for landmarks such as the Cape Town Stadium and the Green Point Lighthouse.


As you descend for landing, you will fly over the working harbour of Table Bay. Take one last look at Table Mountain before touching down. The landing is smooth and controlled, providing a fitting end to your unforgettable helicopter tour. As you disembark, carry with you the memories of a truly unique experience. The adventure doesn’t have to end here, as Cape Town has much more to offer. Consider exploring the city’s world-class restaurants, vibrant markets, and historic sites to round off your day.

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Additional information

Address Information

V&A Helipad, Breakwater Edge, 220 E Pier Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

City Name

Cape Town

Area Name

Western Cape

Country Name

South Africa

2 reviews for Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight

  1. Champion – Zimbabwe, Republic of (verified owner)

    It was good

  2. Michael – Germany (verified owner)

    Jederzeit wieder! Danke CPT Maren!

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