Robben Island Panoramic Helicopter Tour

Cape Town

Tour Curated by

Alain Assumani

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From: $350-$250/Person
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour start.

Tour Overview

Take the Robben Island Helicopter tour to explore this world heritage sight from the skies. Known infamously for imprisoning the legendary Nelson Mandela. In addition, you'll enjoy the spectacular sights of Cape Town and the ocean. Thereafter, take a ferry to Robben Island with our pre-booked ticket to hear the story from a former prisoner as your tour guide.



Tour Type

Small Group Tour



Physical Difficulty

Easy & Relaxed

Tour Start At

9:00 AM


6 hours

Tour Description

Your amazing journey takes off at the V&A Waterfront where you'll catch spectacular views of the Cape Town cityscape in a helicopter. As your journey continues you'll begin to see the Atlantic ocean unfold beneath you with breathtaking blues and greens and occasional whales and Dolphins. You'll be amazed by the stretch of the ocean and peak at the horizon with awe.

In the distance, you'll spot a tiny green patch of land before it begins to grow as you approach it. This spectacular Island, known as Robben Island, houses a large variety of fauna and flora and is unique because it's known for its notorious history. This Island was a spot where many prominent and influential people such as Nelson Mandela and many other freedom fighters were imprisoned during the Apartheid era. The Island is approximately 3.3 Kilometres long and 1.9 Kilometres wide, making it an impressive sight to explore. With an aerial view, you'll see the prison, the diverse biodiversity, and the rough oceans that surround it. 

On your return flight, You'll fly across the Blouberg coastline, a splendid coastline perfect for swimming and kite surfing due to its favorable conditions. All the while staring at the iconic Table mountain with its magnificent flat top accompanying a wonderful backdrop. 

As you descend you will take a closer look at Robben Island where you'll onboard a ferry that will take you on a 45-minute journey to the Island. Upon arrival, you'll be led around this remarkable Island by a guide and get to witness all the splendor and history up close.

Tour Highlights

  • Fly for an average distance of 23 km.
  • Discover the infamous Robben Island 
  • Experience amazing 360-degree views of Robben Island.
  • Explore Cape Town's splendid city from the skies.
  • See the iconic Table Mountain from a different perspective.
  • Marvel at the vast Atlantic ocean.
  • Robben Island boat ride experience.
  • Full history from an ex-prisoner of Robben Island.
  • Explore Nelson Mandela's cell.

Tour Includes

  • Commentary from the pilot as you fly.
  • A vehicle with an air-conditioner and fuel.
  • Pick up and drop off at accommodation.
  • Bottled water.
  • Tickets for the NAC helicopter.
  • Pre-booked return Robben Island ticket.
  • Guided tour at Robben Island.

Tour Exclusions

  • Meals, drinks, and gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • The biggest helicopter can only take up to 6 passengers. Bigger groups will be split into two or more groups.
  • Children have to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wheelchairs are accessible at certain attractions.
  • Tour is subject to good weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy

For Free & Easy cancellation policy, kindly note that you can cancel for a full refund up to 24 hours before the experience starts. Cancellations less than 24 hours before the experience starts will incur a 100% cancellation fee and be deemed non-refundable. Some of our experiences require good weather conditions. Should an experience be canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions you will be offered either a full refund or an opportunity to reschedule your tour for a different date, providing that there is availability. Our small group tours require a minimum of two people to depart. Should we not meet this requirement, you will be offered a full refund or an opportunity to reschedule for another date when we have our next departure.


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