Why fly with Cape Town Helicopters?

The helicopter you fly in has a huge impact on the quality of your air-tour experience.
Compare Cape Town Helicopters’ state-of-the-art helicopters with some other tour helicopters used in Cape Town.



Eco-friendly tourism

Leading the way in responsible tourism in South Africa.

With the Cape Peninsula being declared a nature reserve it has been imperative to fly helicopters that have the least impact on the environment. Cape Town Helicopters has taken the lead in Cape Town by purchasing a range of Airbus Helicopters. These machines are some of the few helicopters in the world that are certified to operate in noise sensitive areas. They are certified at 60 decibels flying at 1500 feet. This is the accepted noise limit for sensitive areas. So when you fly with us you are not spoiling someone else’s day in the Cape Peninsula Nature Reserve.

Airbus H120 & H130 Helicopters

"...the best tourist helicopters in the world"

The introduction of the incredible new Airbus fleet is the dawn of a new are in helicopter touring. Since the early 1990's. the Airbus has been the tour helicopter of choice for professional tour operations worldwide.

At Cape Town Helicopters it is the standard-favoured by customers for its open cabin design that affords a 180° sweeping view for each passenger. This feature has been further enhanced in the revolutionary new Airbus 120 and 130- the first touring helicopter of the 21st Century.

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Fenestron Tail Rotor

The forefront of eco-friendly aviation

Airbus 120/130 make use of the high-tech, enclosed "Fenestron", or "Fan in Fin," which replaces conventional tail rotor systems. Fenestron is: Safer, Quieter and More efficient— using 25% less engine horsepower, which can now be utilized by the main rotor system.

Unevenly spaced blades break the frequency to allow for lower levels of noise output. Operating below 60 decibels, it is one of the few machines allowed to operate in sensitive areas.


BOSE Aviation-grade headsets

Top of the range, noise-cancelling headsets

These aren't the $300 consumer models available to the public. Cape Town Helicopters spends approximately $1000 for each of these aviation-grade headsets—ten times what typical tour helicopter headsets cost. But the difference is so incredible that we couldn't allow ourselves to outfit our guests with anything less. Cape Town Helicopters guarantees that every passenger on every one of our helicopters will fly with a Bose headset.

The Bose system electronically "reads" all outside noise, then generates the precise opposing frequency wave-form to cancel that noise before it ever reaches your ears. You'll arrive home rested and uplifted, without the noise exhaustion common in helicopters.