Aquila Private Game Reserve is a short flight away from the heliport at the V&A Waterfront.

Aquila Game Reserve Helicopter Tour

Rates subject to increase on 1 September 2024

About this tour

Aquila Private Game Reserve is a short flight away from the heliport at the V&A Waterfront. Helicopter is the fastest and most convenient way to get to one of the best places in the Western Cape where the Big 5 can be viewed. The flight from Cape Town to Aquila Game reserve is guaranteed to be private and en-route will fly guests over some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the world. Adding a helicopter flight to your day visit to Aquila makes for an all-round outstanding day out. Flying in comfort in a state of the art Airbus Helicopter this 6 hour adventure provides guests with ample opportunity to experience a unique and impressive place that is more than just another Luxury Game Reserve and Lodge. At Aquila, visitors not only get to see the flora and fauna of South Africa while experiencing the Big 5 but are also taught the value and importance of wildlife in the world today. A Safari flight with Cape Town Helicopters is the best way to turn an amazing day out into something even more special.

Duration: Approx 6 hours - *including ground time: 2-4 hours


Flights are subject to weather conditions. A full refund will be provided where rescheduling of flights is unavailable.


Important Information

Check In Time

Please check in 20-30 minutes minutes prior to your scheduled Take Off time. This will allow enough time for us to take weights, conduct a safety briefing and issue tickets. After this has been conducted you can relax on the viewing deck and take some great pre-flight pictures and enjoy the atmosphere.

Best Pictures

For the best pictures we recommend that you wear darker coloured clothing as whites reflect off the inside of the windows and can spoil that epic shot.


Please be aware that seating allocation on all our sharing flights are done according to weight and balance which is done during your safety briefing and ticketing. Should you want to choose your own seats you can book an Exclusive Flight at the cost of one additional seat and you are guaranteed the ‘best seats in the house.


All flights are weather dependent. Should the conditions not be ideal for flying we will try to reschedule to the next best available flight window. Note that the temperature in the sky is exactly the same as on the ground in case you are wondering what to wear.