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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
+27 11 705 3201
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Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris. If you're going to do it, do it in unassailable style. It's sunrise. The silence is only punctuated by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. Picture yourselves sipping champagne as you hover gently above the tree tops, or soar high above the mountain peaks. After landing, savour a delectable champagne breakfast at our well established, traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant where you will be filled with the warmest of memories.
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Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
+27 11 705 3201
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Reviewed yesterday

This was really a once in lifetime experience. The staff were friendly but and made sure that the experience was one to remember. Incredible! Amazing! The views were spectacular.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Arriving at 6Am it was thrilling to watch the big striped balloons being inflated while sipping coffee. Then 18 of us and our genial pilot Marc drifted off over the Magaliesberg range and Hartebeespoort Dam for an hour, before landing on a flat bed trailer...More

Thank goldy61
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a blast with Bill and his staff from the moment we entered the gate. Well organized and great entertainment definitely worth it, a lot of passion and effort for your experience. Loved it would recommend.

Thank gerrieo2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our company decided to take the team on a hot air balloon experience and it was amazing. It surpassed all expectations and we were thoroughly entertained by our host. Our pilot, a woman, landed us gracefully and gently onto the back of a trailer, which...More

Thank tanyam106
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Tanya, Sorry BUT as far as we support the LGBTX communities' right to free expression, none of our pilots X-dress as far as I am aware. I shall discuss it with Marc(elle) Brad(lene) Harmen(ea) and David(a)! OR perhaps you were kind and inspired enough...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unforgettable experience. Everything is well organised and everyone involved is happy to have a chat and answer any question. Breakfast at the terrace was amazing, with a wide selection of everything, incl more champagne:) Well worth the money and early pick up. Would defo do...More

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Thank Obstg
Reviewed 1 week ago

July 31st was the day I completed my first hot air balloon ride. I'm very impressed and would highly recommend this trip. I paid extra for a return transfer from Sandton. Our pilot Brad was great. He was fun, down-to-Earth, and very informative as to...More

2  Thank funnychap24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a magical and breathtaking experience.I celebrated my birthday and ticked off a bucket list item. On arrival we were served hot drinks and after the flight we were given Champagne and orange juice before heading back for an awesome  breakfast. The staff were fantastic...More

1  Thank Chantelle F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A life changing experience and a life long dream come true! Staff, Captain Mark Nuthal , Dave at the Clubhouse 10* treatment. Professional, informative and friendly /polite. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

1  Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience and we always wanted to do this. The views are amazing, the "pilot" entertaining and we felt perfectly safe during the whole flight.

1  Thank DShorne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing just amazing. Don't question it... just do it. Well organized. Friendly. Experience was amazing. Food was great too. We were lucky enough to have the legend himself as our "pilot" and what fun it was. If you go in winter just dress warm- very...More

3  Thank Natalie S
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Khamir K
25 March 2016|
Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
Hi Khamir, Thank you for your interest in coming to our beautiful land as well as including a balloon flight in your plans. In winter we enjoy some of the most reliable ballooning weather in the world. The air is crisp... More
18 March 2015|
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Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
The minimum age for passengers in balloons shared with other parties is generally 6 to 7 years old. This is because under that age children are generally found not to be able to see over the side of the basket which... More
9 March 2015|
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Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
Hello AOUL, Thank you for your interest in Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris. We are situated on the R560 about one hour’s drive to the west of the centre of Pretoria. You will be able to see our exact location by... More