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Capetonians can now order an uberCHOPPER with Uber

UberCHOPPER launches on Friday 10 October in Cape Town.

10 Oct 2014

They say first impressions are everything, so what better way to get acquainted with the Mother City than to meet her in a helicopter!

Uber has partnered with Cape Town Helicopters to bring you uberCHOPPER, a luxurious though affordable new offering at the tap of a button. Launching on Friday 10 October 2014, riding the air currents becomes another form of transport for the #uberFAM in Cape Town.

How does it work you ask?

Using the Uber app on your smartphone, select your location and request uberCHOPPER. An uberBLACK will pick you up and whisk you down to the V&A helipad. On your ride down to the V&A, Cape Town Helicopters will contact you and run you through the various helicopter flips on offer. At the helipad, the flight awaits and your chosen chopper ride will be charged directly to your Uber account. When it comes time to leave – open the app and request an uberBLACK. There is no need for any cash or tips to driver or pilot – like all Uber experiences payment is cashless, automatic and hassle free.

So, get ready to be acquainted with the city in style, and ride high with these three flights to choose from:

Take off from the V&A Waterfront and enjoy a scenic flight along the Atlantic Coast over to False Bay, passing Fish Hoek to Muizenberg.

Cruise along the incredible coast of the Cape Peninsula; a trip from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope. View the jagged twists and turns of the very tip of Africa—a truly unforgettable experience.

Customise your trip to any helipad in Cape Town and surrounds; even add a bespoke experience such as a winelands tour, safari flight, shark cage diving or whale-watching from above.

What’s important to note?

- Requesting the uberCHOPPER books only your seat on the flight
- There is a maximum of three riders per chopper with a minimum of two per trip
- If privacy is the name of your game, there is an option to make it exclusive too, meaning you can decide with whom you want to share the ride.

Top Billing presenter Jeannie D was the first rider to take an uberCHOPPER flight, and was thrilled with the experience. Jeannie has been a huge fan of Uber since it launched in South Africa and now with uberCHOPPER, her means of travel is really limitless. Both Jeannie and Uber are looking forward to an exciting summer season in Cape Town.

Experiencing the Mother City on land just doesn’t compare to drinking in her beauty from the sky above, so tap into ultimate freedom this summer season – uberCHOPPER all the way!
For questions visit Uber Cape Town or email

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uberCHOPPER availability:
•    Monday – Sunday, 09:00am – 05:00pm
•    Friday 10 October 2014 – 31 March 2015

uberCHOPPER rates (price per person, minimum of two people required):
•    Peninsula Tour: R3500
•    Two Oceans Tour: R1800
•    Custom Tour: Price on demand - Cape Town helicopters who will assist you with this.

uberCHOPPER vehicle rates:
•    Distance: R11p/km
•    Time: R1.1p/min
•    Base Fare: R50
•    Minimum Fare: R50
•    Cancellation Fee: R100

What kind of helicopter can you expect?
•    Robinson R44, the most popular helicopter offering great views from any seat within the helicopter  
•    Bell 206 Jet Ranger, accommodating 1 in the front and 3 in the back and great views from every seat.

Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their smartphone technology, they make cities more accessible and open up more possibilities for riders and business for drivers.

Uber's mission is nothing less than a revolution in the way citizens of the world move, work and live. From their founding in 2009 to their launches in over 210 cities across 45 countries and 6 continents, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer together.

To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Blackberry 7, Windows Phone or register for Uber at

Founded in 2011, this established operator is one of the leading helicopter companies in South Africa, with some of the most skilled pilots in Cape Town on their team. Their fleet of helicopters takes off daily from the V&A Waterfront and offer a number of different flights. Riders are treated to spectacular views of glorious Cape Town, including vistas that feature Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Lion’s Head and so much more.  

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