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Itinerary
Start your flight from Skeerpoort in the Magalies River Valley, in the World Heritage Cradle of Humankind, an area steeped in natural history, beauty and boasting arguably the best ballooning weather in the world. A traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant awaits you at the launch site, providing ambient shelter and affording you the opportunity to freshen up in stylish facilities prior to the flight.

Having watched the balloons being set up under floodlights against a backdrop of the Magaliesburg mountains and with a cup of coffee to counter the early start, you prepare for take off and board the balloon. Whether in one of the three biggest balloons, each able to carry up to eighteen passengers, or in the smaller craft, the silent ascent and gentle flight punctuated only by the burners and some informative (and amusing) commentary from your highly experienced and fully qualified pilot, makes for an incredible and unforgettable experience.

A fully licensed retrieval vehicles, which have been following you on the ground whilst you have been enjoying your flight, will collect you upon landing and a professional and efficient crew pack away the balloon whilst you toast your time spent in the heavens with a glass of South African Champagne. You are then returned to the comfort of the Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant where an exclusive catering team will have prepared a delicious full English breakfast, and where you will be awarded a Citation for braving the African skies.

Whether catering to a large corporate group or an intimate engagement, this tour will provide you with a personal, professional service and an unforgettable experience!   

 

Locations visited
Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris
Hartbeespoort Dam
Overview
Take in aerial views of the Magaliesbergs and the Cradle of Humankind on this hot air balloon safari. Get the best possible perspective on this striking landscape without paying for the high price of an airplane or helicopter tour. Spend the hour-long flight sipping champagne and enjoying the high altitude breeze, snapping photos and listening to commentary from your guide before landing for an included breakfast.
Highlights
  • Balloon flight is a great way to take in aerial views of the Magaliesbergs and the Cradle of Humankind
  • Champagne and post-flight breakfast included
  • Live commentary from your guide on the surrounding landscape
  • Pickup and drop-off available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spectacular

What an amazing flight. thank you to all the staff at Bill Harrop's. Our Pilot Flip was really really good. Thank you all

Thank Vinny M
Reviewed 10 July 2018
An unforgettable experience

I won a prize to go on a hot-air balloon trip with Bill Harrop's and decided to purchase tickets for my children join in this wonderful experience. From the moment of booking, I was treated to organised and professional staff. On the morning of our...More

Thank SilviafL
Reviewed 10 July 2018
excellent experience

Great welcome with warm coffee and muffins and warm personalities on a cool morning. Great flight Captain with stunning views of the sunrise, game and scenery. Trip well worth doing

Thank Deon d
Reviewed 30 June 2018
Fun Crew, Fun Time

From the beginning everyone involved was informal and funny, exactly the qualities needed to keep first-time flyers (that is, all of us) calm. Once we hopped in, the pilot was serious when he needed to be while still maintaining the jovial atmosphere. We rose slowly...More

Thank Bill Z
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Best way to spend a winters morning!

Staff make you feel welcome, friendly and accommodating in every way. Meeting the legend (Bill) himself was a bonus. You cannot spend a winters morning any other way, tranquil and invigorating all rolled into one. Our flight was on the 3rd of June 2018 and...More

Thank tarkantrading
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