La Residence

Rates subject to increase on 1 September 2024

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Cape Town Helicopters and be transported to a world of exquisite beauty, opulence, and complete tranquillity at the luxury Franschhoek hotel La Residence.

Located in the verdant Franschhoek Valley rounded by Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vineyards, olive groves and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop and breath-taking views of the undulating countryside. The La Residence experience focuses on the incredible gastronomy of the Franschhoek Valley. Fine dining and world-class wines are the order of the day, but the natural beauty of the surroundings lends itself to a number of diverse experiences.

The La Residence, Winelands Helicopter Flight experience is a story of the land, its people and the winemaker’s journey that you can experience in your own savoured way – tastings, luxurious shopping and wine pairing.

The perfect end to your day is a La Residence gastronomic experience of delicious cuisine with fresh, local ingredients, many of which are grown on the estate, paired with fine wine. The La Residence wine stewards are on hand to offer advice or guide you through a food and wine pairing that complements the flavour profile of the dishes you have chosen.

Please note: All tastings, pairings, refreshments, and luncheons are for your own account.

The Winelands, Cape Town Helicopters flight package

The La Residence Cape Town Helicopters flight package includes a private helicopter flight to and from La Residence and a half-day experience at La Residence to enjoy wine tasting and or pairing, shopping, and lunch (for your own account).

Helicopter Flight Time:

V&A Waterfront to La Residence (+24 minutes)
La Residence back to V&A Waterfront (+24 minutes)

Ground Time: Spend approximately 2,5 to 3 hours at La Residence
Total Winelands Flight Experience: 3-4 hours in total


* Cape Town Helicopters reserves the right to bring the helicopter back to base if operationally required and we will then perform the collection from La Residence at an appointed time.



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.