Tokara Wine Estate

Rates subject to increase on 1 September 2024

Arrive in style with Cape Town Helicopters, at the centre of the Cape Winelands, with the Simonsberg mountain, a fynbos-rich massif, home to exceptional vineyards since the 17th century. It’s on the southern slopes, with unrivalled views over False Bay to Table Mountain, that you will find Tokara’s vineyards and olive grove.

Tokara focuses on two of the greatest grape varieties in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, reflected in its three ranges

The Tokara Restaurant, situated 400 meters above sea level on top of the Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch, offers its guests terroir-focused contemporary cuisine, award-winning wines and dramatic views over Stellenbosch and False Bay. The building housing the restaurant is a Cape architectural icon utilising glass, steel and stone.

The Tokara Restaurant drinks list is a personal and evolving selection of fine wines and spirits intended to complement the gastronomic feast you will experience. The menu is inspired by the South African countryside and farm produce, with the chef Carolize Coetzee who won the “Haute Performance Award” as South Africa’s most promising chef in the 2020 JHP Gourmet Guide, at its helm. The wine list comprises wines from neighbouring farms, estates elsewhere in South Africa, and also some of the most prestigious European estates. Sommelier Jaap-Henk Koelewijn will be happy to assist you in pairing a bottle of wine with the food you wish to order or to provide information on any of the drinks on this list.

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

The Winelands Cape Town Helicopters flight package

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

Helicopter Flight Time:

V&A Waterfront to Tokara (+18 minutes)
Tokara back to V&A Waterfront (+18 minutes)

Ground Time: Spend approximately 2,5 to 3 hours at Tokara
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 Tokara at an appointed time.

 

 

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.

Seating

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.

Weather

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.