On 31 August 2023, Cape Town Helicopters, part of the Explore Collection, unveiled a new hangar and products at the iconic V&A Waterfront Heliport in Cape Town. These upgrades promise a new dimension of adventure and luxury travel in the Cape, enabling guests to explore the area’s natural beauty and attractions from a fresh perspective.
At the launch, Neil Warren, CEO of both the Explore Collection and Cape Town Helicopters and the visionary behind these upgrades, said, “We are delighted to now be operating from a world-class facility. The new premises now match the standards expected of the luxury segment of the tourism market.”
“Cape Town lends itself to heli tourism in that guests have access to the natural beauty of the Cape Peninsula immediately as they lift off from the V and A versus some parts of the world that require a 30-minute flight before reaching the scenic beauty the destination has to offer.”
He added, “Cape Town lends itself to heli tourism in that guests have access to the natural beauty of the Cape Peninsula immediately as they lift off from the V and A versus some parts of the world that require a 30-minute flight before reaching the scenic beauty the destination has to offer.”
Dreamy bucket list options
From helicopter wine safaris in the winelands (with tours and tastings at leading wineries such as: Muratie, Hartenberg, Cavalli, Creation, Babylonstoren, Klein Goederust and Almenkerk), to adventure tours incorporating shark cage diving, scenic tours of beaches and mountain ranges coupled with gourmet picnics, or serene ocean cruises, the various packages offer new and seamless ways to explore the region, which are immersive, exciting and unusual.
Ease and comfort are also guaranteed by the fleet of eco-friendly aircraft, which maintain noise levels below 60 decibels, while the experienced pilots are committed to delivering memorable moments for their clientele.
With the launch timed just ahead of summer and high tourism season, Cape Town Helicopters now boasts access to 14 helipads, and has the capacity to offer 4 000 heliflips in a good month.
Cape Town Helicopters now boasts access to 14 helipads, and has the capacity to offer 4 000 heliflips in a good month.
Geordon Hill-Lewis, the Mayor of Cape Town, declared the facility open and cut the ribbon. During his speech, he highlighted, “This business opens the door to Cape Town as he [Neil] opens the hangar doors. Cape Town had 3.2 million visitors so far and as we invest in the tourism industry our economy grows”.
David Green, the CEO of V&A Waterfront, also attended the welcoming ceremony where he congratulated Neil and Cape Town Helicopters on offering a unique and extraordinary experience. He said, “Neil has responded by creating the best experiences in the world, you do not get this kind of service, quality, experience and value anywhere in the world”.
Cape Town Helicopters is strategically located at Unit no. 03, V&A Waterfront Helistop, 36 East Pier Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town. To find out more visit helicopterscapetown.co.za. You can also contact Neil Warren to find out about partnership possibilities and booking details, at: email@example.com.