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Helicopter flight to Lourensford

Lourensford Wine Estate

OUR HISTORY

Lourensford Estate was once part of neighbouring Vergelegen, which was established by Willem Adriaan van der Stel in 1709. The Estate has a proud history as a world class fruit farm and the winemaking tradition was revived when Dr Christo Wiese purchased Lourensford in 1998. Early History The earliest traces of human activity in the Hottentots Holland Valley are to be found at Grootnek and Uitzicht, two locations deep in the heart of Lourensford Estate. The Uitzicht stoneage midden has early and middle stoneage artifacts (150 000 – 200 000 years BC) that are leached out of the soil by winter rains. After this period, San peoples occupied the Valley and a single painting remains, as well as flint arrowheads and bone tools which leach out of the soils. Following them were the Quenaku or “Red People” responsible for opening the long-distance trading trails. Again at Uitzicht and barely 100m from the stone age midden is a Quena astronomical conservatory, which formed an integral part of a cosmological religion. The Khoi-Khoi (Man-Man) and Khoi-San (Naked Man) were well established in the area when the Dutch arrived in Table Bay in the 1600s.

V&A Watefront, Cape Town

Free Pick-up & Drop-off on request

180 Min

English Pilot


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sunnySA-7 January, 2019

The most amazing flight with our pilot Wayne who showed us Cape Town en route to the wine estate -picking a route which highlighted the beauty of the Cape. The service and professionalism put the group at ease and made the day an amazing one which will be remembered as the highlight of the holiday - thank you, Wayne!!!


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.


Seating

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.


Weather

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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