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Helicopter Rides, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Up, up and away on the helicopter trip of a lifetime - If you are a keen photographer then you will capture some fantastic memories.

Helicopter Rides - KwaZulu-Natal, Drakensberg

Why not explore the wonder of the Drakensberg area by helicopter! Flights are available 7 days a week providing trips from sunrise to sunset. A number of operators provide fantastic trips where you can experience a truly different perspective of places such as the Eastern Buttress and Giants Castle.

Some operators will even cater for your particular requirements (within saftey limits of course) and can take you on a personalised trip over this magnificant scenery. Why not treat your loved one to a champagne trip of a lifetime and perhaps even propose! If you are a keen photographer then you will capture some fantastic memories.

One helicoptor trip company that operates from right on the door step of the Drakensberg Mountains is Westline who are based at the Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort Airfield which is in the heart of Central Drakensberg. They provide daily scenic heli trips using two Robinson 44 Raven II helicoptors. Both helicopters can seat three passengers plus a pilot. Westline have two full-time pilots - Kevin and Brett. They offer the following standard helicopter trips;

  • Heli Flip 1 - a 15 to 20 minute trip from Dragon Peaks up to the main Drakensberg Escarpment flying past Sterkhorn, Cathkin and Champagne Castle.
  • Heli Flip 2 - similar trip to Heli Flip 1 but with a landing on the Little Berg which is around 7,000 feet up where you can enjoy a glass of Champagne or juice. You then continue up the Escarpment and back down to Dragon Peaks.

For more details on Westline and these Helicopter trips contact:

Brett Tungay

  • Physical Address: Dragon Peaks, on the R600 road, Cathkin Park, KwaZulu-Natal, 3331, South Africa
  • Mobile: +27 82 443 7134

Helicopter trips are widely available across South Africa catering for all sorts of requests including providing a service to take you and pick you up from wedding venues.