NAC Helicopters Cape Town

Fly out to the Cape's Winelands

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V&A Waterfront | East Pier Road | Cape Town
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Fly out to the Cape's Winelands

Sip, swirl and soar thanks to NAC’s private destination flights

They say the journey is the destination, but in a place like Cape Town, where the absolutely magnificent wine farms of the storied Stellenbosch and Franschhoek regions beckon seductively, it’s safe to say that the ‘destination’ is the destination. So, what’s to become of the ‘journey’?

Well, that’s up to you. But if you book a private helicopter charter to ferry you up over Mother City central and out to the quilted farmland and beyond, we can promise that the ‘getting there’ bit will just as incredible as the end point. Not to mention, chopper flights are cheaper in South Africa than anywhere else in the world, and thanks to the Western Cape’s biodiversity and geographic pedigree, heli-flips in this part of the continent might just be among the most beautiful on the planet as well.

More specifically, on your wait out to the rolling vineyards of wine country, you’ll get to stare down Table Mountain at eye level, gaze out over the feline form of Lion’s Head, take in the interplay of heritage and modern buildings in the city’s central business district, contemplate the meandering sprawl of the townships and, of course, wonder at the reds, blondes, oranges and purples that stitch together the grapelands.

Long-time locally reputed company NAC offers these kinds of bucket list-worthy destination flights, and as the helicopter operator will pretty much set down at any secure landing area, it’s up to you to decide where you want to go. Here are a couple of recommendations if you’re not so familiar with the lay of the land:

  • Waterford Estate: known for its famed chocolate and wine pairing, this Stellenbosch farm stands sentry over 120 hectares of citrus groves, lavender beds, vast lawns and formidable water features. If you’re a Cabernet Sauvignon lover, this is the spot for you.  
  • Haute Cabrière: from its perch on the hip of the Franschhoek Mountains, this winery commands a breathtaking view of the valley below. Its claim to fame is a tour that’s as gregarious as its owners are famously charismatic: visitors can watch sabrage, the technique of opening the estate’s much-loved Cap Classiques and unique white blends with a sword. There’s also a stunning restaurant on site. 
  • Delaire Graff: a Cape Winelands playground for the rich and famous, Delaire Graff boasts two incredible restaurants, a luxurious spa, a diamond store and a boutique hotel devoted to art and design.  While it may sound commercial, the winery is more aptly a little pocket of paradise hidden among the Stellenbosch mountains.

NAC’s pilots can either drop you off at your destination of choice or wait for you to enjoy a tasting, tour or lunch before returning you to the launch pad at the V&A Waterfront.

The company can also deliver you to a game reserve, the land-based whale-watching capital of Hermanus or the shark cage diving hotspot Gansbaai. Just ask about possible destinations when booking, and the team will make a plan.

And as for safety, NAC is backed by South Africa’s first commercial aviation company, and accordingly, it has a 100% accident-free record and holds its fleet and pilots to the highest standard.

Tip: NAC prides itself on its personalised service, and thus all passengers get a complimentary glass of bubbly before the flight to add some sparkle to the experience. Don’t forget to ask for yours.


Prices & Booking Info for a NAC Helicopter Charter

Prices for the NAC charter flights vary depending on the distance to the destination. See below for a rough guideline of costs according to region. Do note that activities and meals at your destination are not included in the cost, and keep in mind that return flight costs include only two hours of ground wait time (passengers will be billed for extra ground wait time).

To book, contact NAC on +27 (0) 21 425 6838 or email


Robinson 44 Helicopter
(1-3 Passengers)

Bell 206 JetRanger Helicopter
(1 – 4 Passengers)

Bell 206 LongRranger Helicopter
(1 – 6 Passengers)





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One-way Transfer




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Terms & Conditions for Booking NAC Helicopter Charters

  • Rates listed above are inclusive of VAT, fuel & pilot.
  • Return charters include two hours ground time. Any extra ground time will be billed for accordingly. Rates exclude meal costs.
  • Transfer flights are direct flights to or from any destination within the allocated area.
  • Please note that every helicopter has a weight limitation. Upon arrival at NAC, every passenger will be weighed together with baggage. The reading of the scale is kept confidential unless asked for by the client.
  • Please note that the Robinson 44 has a single seat limitation of 125kg.


NAC also offers a handful of scenic tours designed to introduce passengers to the beauty of the Cape as a whole. Find out about two of our favourite: the affordable, short Hopper tour and the magnificent Point tour, which includes a trip to the legendary Cape Point.


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