Helicopter Tours

Helicopter tours are the ultimate way to experience the scenic splendour of Durban and surrounds.

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of sweeping panoramas of coastline and mountainsides. Touch down in unspoilt places for secluded picnics, breakfasts or sundowners. Our helicopter tours make the ideal surprise gift for a loved one with a taste for adventure.

Conveniently located at Virginia Airport in Durban, BAC Heliopter tours offer a wide range of destinations. No group is too big or too small and no destination too close or too far.

  •  Go South to explore the untouched beauty of the Wild Coast and Transkei – waterfalls into the ocean, red dunes, sheer rock gorges, sandstone cliffs, turquoise water and plenty of whales.
  • Go inland to the Natal Midlands, the historic Battlefields and the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Go north to Zululand – home to many Private Safari Lodges and big Game Reserves. If wildlife is your game, then an hour and a bit by air will get you to precisely the right spot.
Helicopter tours
Helicopter tours

Design your own helicopter tour

Never be limited by what is familiar, there are beautiful places out there, hidden by their inaccessibility. Our helicopter tours will take you there. Design your own perfect getaway. Let us know what you’d like to do, what you’d like to see or where you’d like to go and we will plan the trip to the last detail. We look forward to flying you.


  • Picnic on a mountaintop, miles from anywhere.
  • Fly somewhere wonderful for lunch one day.
  • Treat someone special to a very unique gift.
  • Reward your over-achieving staff members.
  • Arrive in spectacular style at your wedding venue.
  • Take the fun route to a remote destination.
  • Go places where there are no roads and no people.
  • Fly over a mountain and down a valley.

Choose your helicopter tour


The BAC team is always hard at work planning spectacular helicopter tours in and around Durban. Keep a look out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for Seasonal Special Offers – they’re really good value for limited periods. We also offer a range of classic local helicopter tours and trips, including Helicopter tours to the Drakensberg – these are our favourites: (All prices include VAT).

Unforgettable Picnic Helicopter Tour

Enormously popular, this is our favourite flight for the Romantic Souls. The tour starts with an adrenaline-filled low-level helicopter trip up the Umgeni River Valley to pop up over the Inanda Dam wall and climb to the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Enjoy a picnic like no other with a 360° view of one of Durban’s best-kept secrets. The picnic basket is full of delicious deli food & fruit with a chilled bottle of sparkling wine.

Flying Time: 35mins
Picnic: 45mins
2 passengers – R6’020 (RH44)
3 passengers – R7’140 (RH44)
4 passengers – R8’760 (RH66)

Kids under 6 free
6 – 12 years add R350*

*Provided this does not necessitate a change to a larger helicopter – each person must have their own seat and harness.

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Champagne Breakfast Helicopter Tour

Champagne & Strawberries on top of the World? An exciting flight up the beautiful Umgeni Valley opens a vista to the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Toast the 360° view with Champagne & Strawberries from the best viewpoint in all of Durban. Champagne breakfast is served all day.

Flying Time: 30mins
Stop time: 20mins
2 passengers – R4’950 (RH44)
3 passengers – R5’150 (RH44)
4 passengers – R6’600 (RH66)
5 or 6 passengers – R 14’200 (B206 Long-Ranger)

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The Coffee Run

Escape the hustle and take your coffee break in a truly peaceful place. Miss the traffic by taking the high route in an exciting flight up the spectacular Umgeni Valley. Stop off for open-air Coffee & Cake on the highest point with a view of the Thousand Hills to the North, Table Mountain to the West, the City of Durban to the South and the Umhlanga skyline to the East. The Coffee Run is served all day.

Flying Time: 30mins
Stop time: 20mins
2 passengers – R4’950 (RH44)
3 passengers – R5’150 (RH44)
4 passengers – R6’600 (RH66)
5 or 6 passengers – R 14’200 (B206 Long-Ranger)

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Cheese & Wine Helicopter Tours

Gather your friends and head for the hills for a cheese & wine experience like no other. A low level flight to set the tone and a perfectly unique little party to celebrate life on the top of a hill with a view that goes forever. Couldn’t get better.

Flying Time: 30mins
Stop time: 30mins
2 passengers – R5’150 (RH44)
3 passengers- R5’400 (RH44)
4 passengers- R6’900 (RH66)
5 or 6 passengers- R 14’300 (B206 Long-Ranger)

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Coastal Scenic Helicopter Tours

Explore the Durban coastline in spectacular style. This is one of our most exciting helicopter rides; where the tour takes in the beachfront from the Umhlanga Lighthouse to the vast Durban Harbour with a birds-eye view of Umhlanga Rocks, Virginia Airport, Blue Lagoon, Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World and the Golden Mile. See the city and the Moses Mabhida Stadium, close up and magnificent, from a truly unique viewing platform.

Flying Time: 15mins
2 passengers – R3’400
3 passengers – R3’400
4 passengers – R3’400

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Valley Helicopter Tours

The Valley of 1000 Hills Route is one of KwaZulu Natal’s best kept secrets. Experience the thrill of one of the best low-level helicopter rides up the Umgeni Valley and explore the majestic hills, helicopter style.

Flying Time: 40mins or 60mins

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Durban Helicopter Tour

30 Minute Flight:
2 passengers – R4’500
3 passengers – R4’800
4 passengers – R5’970

40 Minute Flight:
2 passengers – R6’080
3 passengers – R6’320
4 passengers – R7’950

60 Minute Flight:
2 passengers – R8’660
3 passengers – R8’925
4 passengers – R11’300

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Doors Off Photography

A 30min Helicopter aerial photography experience taking in the Durban Skyline and famous Golden Mile. An Ideal tour for photography enthusiasts, locals and visitors alike who want to capture the unique aerial perspective of our beautiful city. Take advantage of the East Coast sunrise or late afternoon light and share your photographic skills online.

30 Minute Flight:
1 – 2 passengers – R4’500 
3 passengers – R4’800

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Tala Game Reserve / Rain Farm Game & Lodge fly in

A beautiful reserve in the KZN hills close to Eston, Tala Game Reserve is superb for both game watching and a spectacular lunch.
Hidden in between the hills and away from the bustling Ballito hides an exclusive private Game Reserve. A flight that boasts the best of both worlds; A low level flight along coastline before landing at the Rain Farm game and lodge reserve. Indulge in a mouth-watering lunch* passionately prepared by gourmet chefs whilst you take in the picturesque landscape and scenery. (* Lunch is not included in the price).

Flying time: 45minutes with a 2-3 hour waiting time
2 passengers – R8’660 (RH44)
3 passengers – R8’850 (RH44)
3 or 4 passengers – R10’540 (RH66)

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River Run Picnic

2 passengers – R6’020
3 passengers – R7’140
4 passengers – R8’760

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Office 3, Virginia Airport

220 Fairways

Durban North, KZN


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4 Barbet Road

Shakas Head, KZN


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