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Helicopter Charter operations

Helicopter Charter operations based from various sites across the country.  We specialise in finding the right aircraft and flight crew for your specific needs. From the capture of your high value exotic game to the demanding needs of the Film industry.  We tailor make Helicopter Rides to suit your needs,  no matter where you want to go. Be it that special flight with your loved ones or a last minute emergency that only a helicopter can fulfil. Contact our logistics team to arrange your personal Helicopter.


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For Helicopter Ratings and Testing, Helicopter Hire or perhaps feel the experience of flying in one, Saphire Blue Aviation is the ultimate place to be.

Our services include Helicopter Charters and Helicopter Hire. If you want a taste of flying a helicopter, we have a range of flight experience packages. Our pleasure flights, scenic flights and helicopter rides, allow you to choose where you would like to fly to, perhaps see your house from the air, while our helicopter tours take you over places of local interest.

View the sky from our eyes

Top Destinations

Experience the sky like never before

Helicopter Rides to the following destinations can be made:


  • Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu Natal
  • Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
  • Scenic Panorama flights, Mpumalanga
  • The Drakensberg Mountains, Mpumalanga & KwaZulu Natal
  • Gods Window, Mpumalanga
  • The Potholes, Mpumalanga
  • Blyde River Canyon Reserve, Mpumalanga
  • Leopard Creek Golf course, Mpumalanga
  • Maputo, Mozambique



Helicopter Charters

Covering all of South Africa

Our helicopter charter work includes:

  • Helicopter Sling/Slinging work
  • Helicopter Geological surveillance
  • Helicopter Game work
  • Filming by Helicopter
  • Helicopter Vehicle tracking
  • Helicopter Air charter flights
  • Helicopter Aerial Photography
  • VIP Charters
  • Corporate Charters
  • Wedding Charters

Our employees are a team of highly trained professionals in the field of Helicopter charter work. 

We ensure that safety is of utmost importance and we make sure that you feel as secure as possible.

We would like to achieve the highest possible rating from you when you deal with us. 

We therefore strive to uphold our impeccable name in the helicopter industry. 

This is what separates us from the rest, please put us to the test.

We are also based in Nelspruit. which is perfect for doing our helicopter charter in the tourist hub of the Lowveld.

Additionally we are very centrally located between Johannesburg and Maputo in Mozambique.  

We are close enough to be able to service the mines in the area, as well as any remote region of Southern Africa.

The Sky is the limit…


Based at the Nelspruit Airport, Mpumalanga, South Africa, we have a wide range of helicopters from the popular Robinson to the commercial Bell Jet Ranger 206, as well as the luxurious Bell Longranger.  We have concluded a third year with ‘I am a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ having 12 Bell helicopters in the air in one shot as well as various UH 1H (Huey) operations and chopper skydiving from the BK 117 850 and a DC3. We offer a advice on training solutions as well as training towards becoming a professional pilot in various fields of helicopter operations. 

What are you waiting for?