The unique experience of hot air ballooning is, essentially a rather elegant, eccentric adventure in space and time, and promises an excitement all of its own. Hover at tree-top height for a chat with or a wave to a local farmer as you go. Or, if you wish, and conditions permit, your pilot can take you to soar high among the clouds.
There, from the slowly moving vantage of a hot air balloon you will experience the “720 degree” wrap-around panorama of the Magalies River Valley and nearby Hartbeespoort Dam area which, incidentally, boasts some of the best ballooning weather in the world.
On a typical Balloon Safari we can collect you from your hotel to transport you by comfortable mini-bus, or meet you at our Skeerpoort Balloon Field near Hartebeespooort Dam, just as the sun rises.
Quaff champagne/sparkling wine as you go, and enjoy what some describe as the closest thing to heaven known to man – the “magical experience” of lazily drifting with the wind in a Hot Air Balloon, on a fascinating aerial sightseeing flight over the beautiful countryside bordering Gauteng and North-west Province.
After landing, which can be most fun of all, your ground crew, who have been following in the “retrieve vehicle”, will collect you and drive you back to our well appointed Riverside Country Base where our staff will have a freshly cooked “champagne breakfast” waiting for you. Use your own transport to drive back to Johannesburg or Pretoria, rent a car from us, or let us quote you for return transport.
These trips are available in the Wine Country (near Paarl/ Cape Town) and in the area between Sun City and Johannesburg, in pristine Countryside.
R3900pp (Paarl/ Cape Town) including Champagne breakfast. and R4400 during the period 15 December – 15 January. Season starts 1st November.
R3300pp Magaliesberg (near Johannesburg/ Pretoria) including Champagne breakfast.
All prices subject to changes if fuel prices rise.
Ballooning is completely dependent on the weather so it is always best to book TWO dates in case the first trip is cancelled due to strong winds.