Helicopter Rides in Durban


Three overriding considerations have contributed to Legend Aviation’s general aviation charter policy for helicopters:

  • KwaZulu-Natal (especially the coastal areas, stretching up to the Midlands and beyond to the Drakensberg) offer some of the finest scenery and getaway destinations throughout South Africa
  • Helicopter trips are the most exciting and stimulating way to see anything, and
  • Using a helicopter for special occasions is an affordable treat that people need to explore.

For all these reasons our company continues to open up KwaZulu-Natal, offering you destinations and venues that otherwise would remain unexplored and/or pose lengthy car trips.

We can take you virtually anywhere – and we continue to explore new areas – but many of these are no more than two hours flying time away while others are less.

Remember you can plan your own destination and we will fit in with you but some of the most popular trips include the following:

See below for our most popular Helicopter rides in Durban

 Scenic Helicopter Tours


Umhlanga – Durban Harbour flight (duration: 20 mins)

Routing: Take-off from Virginia Airport and route up along the Durban coastline to Umhlanga then down to the Durban Harbour and back to Virginia Airport.

Main attractions you’ll see - Umhlanga pier & lighthouse, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kings Park Stadium, Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World, Durban CBD, Durban Harbour, ships and hopefully sea-life (especially dolphins).

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Cost (incl. VAT)

Robinson 44 (up to 3 passengers): R 2 875.00
Bell 206 Jet Ranger (up to 4 passengers): R 3 944.50
Bell 206 Long Ranger (up to 5 passengers): R 4 695.00
Bell 407 (up to 5 passengers): R 5 692.50

Ballito – Durban Harbour flight (duration: 30 mins)

Routing: Take-off from Virginia Airport and route up along the Durban coastline to Ballito point then down to the Durban Harbour and back to Virginia Airport.

Main attractions you’ll see - Umhlanga pier & lighthouse, Umdloti & La Mercy, King Shaka International Airport, Zimbali, Ballito point, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kings Park Stadium, Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World, Durban CBD, Durban Harbour, ships and hopefully sea-life (especially dolphins and maybe whales).

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Cost (incl. VAT)

Robinson 44 (up to 3 passengers): R 3 910.00
Bell 206 Jet Ranger (up to 4 passengers): R 4 910.50
Bell 206 Long Ranger (up to 5 passengers): R 7 578.50
Bell 407 (up to 5 passengers): R 8 625.00

Mountain Picnic flight (duration: 36 mins)

Routing: Take-off from Virginia Airport and route up along the Umgeni River to Inanda Dam where we will land on top of a mountain for your picnic. With amazing 360° views you’ll be able to enjoy your picnic in tranquility for 45 mins to 1 hour. Thereafter we will route back towards Durban to join the coastline and fly to the Durban Harbour before returning to Virginia Airport.

Main attractions you’ll see - Inanda Dam, amazing 360° views from the mountain top, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kings Park Stadium, Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World, Durban CBD, Durban Harbour, ships and hopefully sealife (especially dolphins).

*You are more than welcome to bring your own picnic basket/items if you would like to on our picnic flights, otherwise see our picnic basket options.

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Cost (incl. VAT)

Robinson 44 (up to 3 passengers): R 4 427.00
Bell 206 Jet Ranger (up to 4 passengers): R 5 744.25
Bell 206 Long Ranger (up to 5 passengers): R 10 292.50
Bell 407 (up to 5 passengers): R 10 925.00
Picnic Basket Price (incl.VAT)
2 passengers: R 400.00
3 passengers: R 550.00
4 passengers: R 700.00
5 passengers: R 850.00

 

1-hour Scenic flight (duration: 60 mins)

Routing: Take-off from Virginia Airport and route up along the Durban coastline to Umhlanga then we’ll route inland up the uMngeni River to Inanda Dam. Thereafter we’ll route southbound to join the coastline at the old Durban International Airport (just north of Amanzintoti) and will fly up the coastline passed the Durban Harbour and back to Virginia Airport.

Main attractions you’ll see - Umhlanga pier & lighthouse, Inanda Dam, Kloof, Westville, Coopers Lighthouse, Durban Harbour, u Shaka Marine World, Durban CBD, Suncoast Casino, Mabhida Stadium, Kings Park Stadium, ships and hopefully sea-life (especially dolphins).

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Cost (incl. VAT)

Robinson 44 (up to 3 passengers): R 6 555.00
Bell 206 Jet Ranger (up to 4 passengers): R 8 280.00
Bell 206 Long Ranger (up to 5 passengers): R 10 925.00
Bell 407 (up to 5 passengers): R 15 927.50

Custom flights (duration: up to you but minimum duration of 20 mins)

If you have specific areas & attractions you would like to see then let us know and we will create a custom flight package for you.

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Holiday Destinations

Holiday Destinations

KwaZulu-Natal boasts the greatest diversity of landscape in South Africa. Unsurprisingly, more and more people are holidaying within this province as opposed to travelling abroad. So consider the option of being taken to your destination and collected by helicopter.

We offer any trip you wish but already the following destinations are proving popular:

  • Phinda Game Reserve
  • Jozini Dam
  • Kosi Bay
  • Richards Bay
  • Drakensberg Resorts and
  • Other Adventures in Durban

Sporting and Special Events

Sporting and Special Events

Spoil yourself! Contact us for a very special lift to any major sporting event that takes your fancy. This is becoming one of the most popular ways for people to attend sporting highlights, such as the:

  • July Handicap
  • Gold Cup
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium (Soccer)
  • Absa Kingspark (Rugby)
  • Kingsmead (Cricket)

Tours and Flips

Helicopter Tours and Flips

One of the most rapidly evolving stretches of real estate in South Africa, from dramatic coast lines and river mouths to forest cliffs and Mountains. Explore the beauty of Kwazulu Natal with Legend Aviation.

  • North Coast
  • Inanda Dam
  • Tala Game Reserve
  • City Coastal
  • Tugela River
  • Midlands
  • Drakensburg
  • Various Tourist Attractions in Durban