PENINSULA with HELICOPTER -
PRIVATE FULL DAY
Tour Code: FA03
√ Travel through many famous coastal suburbs of the Cape and traverse one of the world's most spectacular passes - Chapman's Peak.
√ Enjoy breath-taking aerial views of the Peninsula from the comfort of a helicopter
√ Spot wildlife in the Table Mountain National Park, and explore the rocky coastline, the Cape fynbos vegetation and the south westernmost point of Africa - Cape Point - and its lighthouse.
√ Catch a glimpse of southern right whale (seasonal) off the Cape's longest beach.
√ Visit the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Our first stop is the helipad at the V&A Waterfront, for a trip into the sky and spectacular views of Table Bay and Robben Island. Fly past the Twelve Apostles towards Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak and the vast sweep of Noordhoek beach. Next up is the beautiful coastline leading to the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, where you can admire the rocky outcrop of Cape Point, the most south western tip of Africa.
Sir Francis Drake described the region as "the fairest cape in all the circumference of the earth" and from your vantage point, it's impossible to disagree.
The helicopter touches down on the False Bay coast, on the east side of the Peninsular, where your guide awaits you. From there we visit a colony of charismatic African penguins at Boulders Beach.
Next, we explore the rocky coastline and uniquely Cape Fynbos vegetation of the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park., home to birds like African Black Oystercatchers and Cape Sugarbirds and very special fauna, such as Cape Mountain Zebra, Bontebok (both endemic) and the charismatic Cape Baboon. Climb (or ride the world's first environmentally friendly funicular as an optional extra) to Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical vistas of False Bay before enjoying lunch overlooking the bay.
On our return journey back to Cape Town we navigate the 114 curves of 600m high Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the world's most spectacular passes, past the Cape's longest beach at Noordhoek and the hamlets of Kommetjie and Scarborough - with a chance of seeing Southern Right Whales just offshore from Jun to Nov!
(Routing may change according to helicopter landing site.)