About Paternoster

Legend has it that many years ago a Portuguese vessel was shipwrecked off that stretch of coast and the survivors said the Lord’s Prayer / Our Father (Paternoster) in thanks for their deliverance from a potential watery grave. Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa. It is situated 15 km north-west of Vredenburg and 145 km north of Cape Town. We fly up the west coast to Paternoster and land in the local fish factory .Your pilot will guide you to a seaside restaurant called Gaaitjie (or corner in local Afrikaans ).

About the Tour

Explore the Paternoster beach and nestled amongst the rocks, you will find a simple white-washed fisherman’s cottage. This 80 year old building, known as ‘Gaaitjie’ has a warm, nostalgic atmosphere, true to its heritage. This unique atmosphere of tradition and comfort has inspired an eclectic menu featuring local pro- duce, fused with contemporary influences. Our food is unpretentious and made with love, using sustainable fresh local produce as far as possible. Our decor is modest and comfortable and our unique location promises spectacular views to compliment a memorable dining experience. The beach invites you for a nice walk after lunch before returning to Cape Town in a spectacular coast hugging flight.

V&A Watefront, Cape Town

Free Pick-up & Drop-off on request

4 hours

English Pilot

Where we will meet

The iconic V&A Waterfront that lies at the heart of Cape Town’s history where the city meets the sea. Here you will join Cape Town Helicopters for your magical experience. Located on 220 East Pier Road, Breakwaters Edge, V&A Helipad, V&A Waterfront, 8001.

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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