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Posted on: Monday, 27 December 2010

uShaka takes to the skies this summer

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uShaka takes to the skies this summer (in partnership with Legend Aviation) with the launch of their helicopter sightseeing service from the new heliport at uShaka Marine World.  A helicopter is based at the heliport seven days a week from 9am to 5.30pm.  Flights are weather permitting, understandably.

There are a variety of flights with flips ranging from a quarter of an hour or up and down the Dolphin Coast from a price of R290 per person.  You will get to watch ships enter the harbour or have a look at the new beach promenade from a new perspective …

If you need to make a dash to King Shaka Airport then hire the helicopter for R1200 per person – you’ll arrive in style and won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot!


Photograph © Legend Aviation


Interested?  Read on then for a more comprehensive list of flights available:

Suncoast (6 Minutes- R290 pp)
Take off from uShaka Helipad and climb to 500 feet over the Golden Mile. See the new beachfront development and golden beaches.

Umgeni (11 Minutes- R575 pp)
Take off from uShaka Helipad and fly along the Golden Mile past the SunCoast Casino and see the stunning Moses Mabhida Stadium from a whole new perspective. Continue onto the Umgeni river mouth where you will have a perfect view up the Umgeni River and of the entire greater Durban area.

Virginia (15 Minutes – R690 pp)
Take off from uShaka Helipad and climb to 1000 feet along the Golden mile past the Suncoast casino and see the stunning new stadium and Umgeni river month, continue over Beachwood Golf course and pass near by Virginia airport where you will see aircraft taking off and landing from the air.

Bluff (6 Minutes – R290 pp)
Take off towards the harbour and fly out over the ships entering the harbour mouth taking in the view of the Durban CBD and the entire harbour area. Continue until just past the Bluff and see views down the South coast.

South Coast (15 Minutes – R690 pp)
Take off towards the harbour climbing up to over 1000 feet giving you a bird’s eye view of the CBD entire harbour and Bluff area. Continue past the Bluff and descend down low and follow the coast all the way down to Brighton Beach. Turn around and climb back up to 1500 feet for a stunning view of the entire South Coast and greater Durban area.

King Shaka Airport Transfer (30 Minutes – R1200 pp)
By making use of our Helicopter transfer service, you will avoid traffic and arrive in time at the airport for check-in. Our experienced crew will transfer them from A to B and take care of luggage transfers as well. Airport collections or drop offs can be combined with scenic flights.


Photograph © Legend Aviation


So there you have it. If you are in Durban this festive season, head to uShaka Marine World and view Durban from a new perspective!

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