Klein Constantia – Napoleons Secret

Rates subject to increase on 1 September 2024

Explore the hidden gem of Klein Constantia nestled in the foothills of the Constantia Berg, just a short flight away from the Cape Town Helicopters hangar at the V&A Waterfront Heliport. Begin your journey with a scenic helicopter ride on one of our AirBus helicopters – preferred by tourists worldwide.

Upon arrival, embark on a guided tour aboard a game viewer, traversing the picturesque working vineyards, ultimately arriving at the stunning wine-tasting venue with its panoramic views. Delight your senses with a selection of fine wines while immersing yourself in the rich history of Klein Constantia.

Designed by renowned architect Gawie Fagan, the winery itself is a masterpiece worth exploring, offering insights into the winemaking process. Indulge in seasonal bistro-style cuisine at the Klein Constantia Bistro, complementing the exquisite wines perfectly.

Dating back to 1685, Klein Constantia holds a legacy dating back to the era of Simon Van Der Stel, who first planted Muscat grapes on the estate. Guests are invited to step back in time, tracing the footsteps of historical figures such as George Washington, Jane Austen, and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Notably, Napoleon Bonaparte, during his exile in the 19th century, developed a fondness for "Vin de Constance," a wine exclusively produced at Klein Constantia and still available today. This connection adds a layer of intrigue to your visit, making it a truly unique and memorable experience.

Flight Time: Approximately 40 minutes (includes Full Peninsula Flight)

Lead Time: 48 hours

Experience Duration: 3-4 hours


Important Information

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.

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.


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.


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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