This tour offers a scenic helicopter flight from Cape Town to Franschhoek. This beautiful wine-growing town, nestled in a truly majestic valley, will enchant you with its French flair, still present today from Franschhoek’s Huguenot founders. The city centre is characterised by its numerous art galleries, coffee shops and bistros and will give you the impression of strolling through one of France’s picturesque wine regions. Even today most of the roads, historical places and wine estates are still named in French.
Franschhoek Wine Tour – Cape Town helicopter wine tours in South Africa
Our rates at a glance:
- from ZAR 10.800 per person
We will meet at our helicopter airport, where our crew will give you a warm welcome and familiarise you with all necessary safety instructions. Your weight will be taken in order for us to establish loading capacity on board.
Our friendly flight attendants will introduce you to the pilot and accompany you to the helicopter’s take-off site. Your seat belts will be fastened and the helicopter will get a last safety check before the pilot briefs you on the tour’s flight route. The engine is slowly started and the rotor blades will soon reach a great speed. You will feel a noticeable jerk and the helicopter will lift straight into the air from where you will be able to marvel at the most famous landmark in South Africa –Table Mountain- in all its glory. On the other side we will be able to see the West Coast and Robben Island as well as the famous Bloubergstrand beach. After a relatively short time we will reach South Africa’s largest wine-growing areas. On this tour you will experience beautiful vineyards and valleys as well as a majestic mountain ranges.
We will be crossing the Stellenbosch wine region where we will reach higher mountain ranges. You will be flying over numerous wine farms, golf courses and nature reserves and will be able to enjoy stunning views of the various winelands.
After just a short period of time we will reach Franschhoek. Founded in 1688, the first settlers of this region began farming fruit and vegetables. When 220 Huguenots had to leave their homes in France due to religious wars, they settled down in Franschhoek and started planting vines and laying out vineyards in the region. Today Franschhoek boasts an impressive portfolio of over 120 wine estates and restaurants, with the majority of South Africa’s most talented head chefs calling Franschhoek their home.
Our focus lies on a truly outstanding wine farm, situated at the foot of a mountain pass, where you will be able to do extraordinary wine tastings as well as classy dining in a 5 Star restaurant. From here you will have a fabulous view over the valley and be mesmerized as the helicopter passes over this magnificent site.
Even the most beautiful wine tour will come to an end and after a delicious lunch we will be launching our return flight back to Cape Town’s Waterfront. But don’t worry, on our way back we will be passing and marvelling at more wine estates, gorgeous landscapes and truly magnificent winelands.
This wine tour is not only a well-suited gift for newly-weds, but for all wine enthusiasts and lovers of the famous Cape Winelands as well. We would be more than happy to discuss and design your own individual wine tour package should you so wish.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact us at any time and we will get back to you shortly.
Your Cape Town Helicopter Team