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Open Door Helicopter Experience

This is the only Open Door Photographic Flight offered in Cape Town. It’s a private flight suitable for 2-3 passengers. The doors of the helicopter are open so no reflections = great photos. You'll be strapped in securely into a helicopter—with your door removed — a unique opportunity to have unobstructed views of incredible Cape Town to photograph from the air! No legs, arms or heads are allowed outside of the helicopter during the flight. No loose shoes, articles, caps or sunglasses to be worn during the flight.

Meet at Cape Town Helicopters reception. Safety video is shown and passenger tickets are signed. Passengers sit on the left-hand side of the helicopter for the best views of Cape Town for all. Open Door Helicopter safety officer will join your flight to ensure safety, discuss key locations & assist you with your photography and gear.

+/- 30-minute flight. Flight levels vary with some low-level flying and high-altitude flying to obtain a varied overview of Cape Town.

This experience finishes with some snacks & a debrief of the experience once landed safely on the ground.

No Photographic experience required.

R9,500 per person.

For individual guests who book the experience, an additional R2 500 applies.

Keep these in mind

Check In Time

Please check in 20-30 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.


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.

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. We do offer In Flight Video packages where we record you and your flight, including audio, and put it on a USB for you. Note that not all aircraft has this system available so please requests this on check in.


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.

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