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Scenic Helicopter Flights KwaZulu-Natal

This unique and memorable helicopter ride can be done from Virginia Airport near Durban with options over the magnificent Valley of 1000 Hills or along the spectacular Durban coast line.

Scenic Helicopter Flights KwaZulu-Natal Overview

This unique and memorable helicopter ride can be done from Virginia Airport near Durban with options over the magnificent Valley of 1000 Hills or along the spectacular Durban coastline. The helicopter ride will be tailored to your requirements.

Depending on your requirements we will use either a Jetranger helicopter which takes four passengers or a Robinson 44 helicopter which carries three passengers. For larger groups of up to 6 passengers, we can offer the Longranger Helicopter. The flying time will depend on the location.

Helicopter ride packages departing from Virginia Airport, Durban:

Durban Helicopter Tour Information

  • Tour 1: Umdloti Lagoon / Scenic ±20 mins
  • Tour 2: Ballito / Scenic ±30 mins
  • Tour 3: Harbour Entrance Ballito / Scenic
  • Tour 4: Valley of 1000 Hills

Depart Virginia Airport, fly coastal toward Umhlanga Lagoon, then inland overhead Sibaya Casino, then onto Hazelmere dam where we will join the Umdhloti River for some exciting low level flying over the meandering river and through tall cliffs. We then fly through the valley of 1000 Hills towards the Inanda Dam.

  • Tour 5: The River Run Picnic Flight (Stopover tour)

An exciting fast and often low-level flight above a meandering river with tall cliffs on either side. The trip starts at Virginia and tracks seawards of the coastline to Umdloti river mouth onto Hazelmere dam before the river run. We then climb up for breathtaking views of a Valley of a thousand hills and skim over Inanda dam and down the Umgeni River back to the coast. Next, it is Durban’s Golden Mile and the harbour entrance before heading back to Virginia. This flight is also an opportunity to see rural life from the air. Land on a mountaintop overlooking the dam for a prepared picnic lunch and refreshments all included.  All this in just under an hour. ± 60 mins

  • Tour 6: The African Safaris Experience

Tala Private Game Reserve
Helicopter charter to and from Tala Private Game Reserve. Game drive experience with refreshments.

  • Tour 7: Drakensberg Mountain Charter

Land at the Sani Pass Hotel, nestled in the majestic mountains, enjoy lunch and try one of the many exciting activities. Full Day Tour


  • Robinson R44 (3 Passengers)
  • Bell Jet Ranger (4 passengers)
  • Long Ranger (5 passengers)

Add optional extras for Flights on special occasions ( additional cost if applicable)

  • Bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates
  • Bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates and small bunch of flowers
  • Bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates and medium bunch of flowers
  • Bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates and large bunch of flowers
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