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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

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Address: Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris. If you're going to do...

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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Breathtaking views and experience

We undertook a second hot air balloon trip on Sunday 30 April 2017. The experience was as much fun as the first, in 2013. Thank you Bill and team for another memorable day ! You... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grace F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We undertook a second hot air balloon trip on Sunday 30 April 2017. The experience was as much fun as the first, in 2013. Thank you Bill and team for another memorable day ! You provided us with excellent booking assistance and have ample, visible signage to the venue. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Everyone was in great... More 

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Thank Grace F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were vitiating from the UK and had a great experience from making the reservation to the breakfast and champagne!

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Thank francoisj946
Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

when you are gona do a bucket list activity why not do it with the originals in style. perfect view of sunrise from 3000ft on a hot air balloon with the pilot guiding you. the best part is the 360 degree view of the city below. and to make it more memorable they celebrated perfect landing with champagne and yes... More 

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Thank Rashmi S
Middelburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is for sure an item to be on your bucket list. The feeling up in the open sky is unbelievable with the silence....

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st. paul, United States
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

The ride and the staff are wonderful. Overall, an enjoyable experience. Could have been a perfect experience except for one major glitch. The baskets are very difficult to get in and out off especially if you are a senior citizen or not in great shape. Some baskets in other parts of the world have doors that you can easily step... More 

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Venu T, Thank you for the EYE OPENER and suggestions. One thought was that as you had booked on line, perhaps our notes regarding “fitness” and their relationship to “health and safety” were not as apparent as they could have been, and also that they could be better embellished. We will certainly take action to ensure we clarify what... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

You think Hot air balloon while in Johannesburg? Do it in style with Bill Harrop's, Make sure you are on time for your flight, you'll be welcomed by The most professional and organized Team. Tea, get on board enjoy the panoramic view of the magalies. Share jokes & information's with your dedicated Pilot, if the weather allows it, you might... More 

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Thank Henri O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A brilliant experience, very profesional, excellent pilot who gave us such insight into flying balons I felt like taking up the the hobby! All aspects of the occasion fabulous to be ended with an excellent breakfast. Thank you Bill Harrop and team.

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Thank 552daven
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Professional crew, pilots, and catering staff. Scenic ride over the valley. The flight in itself was too short. We would have liked to be up in the air forever! Delicious breakfast afterwards and you are presented with a novelty surprise from your pilot. Perhaps think of taking photos of guests whilst they get into the basket, in the basket before... More 

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Thank Chrmnvntndr
Pretoria
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were amazed by the sheer size of the balloons and baskets. Watching the preparations and how everything was packed up again was almost as exciting as the flight itself. Our pilot, Mark, made the perfect landing - right back on the trailer. What an experience! Coffee, muffins, adrenaline, champagne, a prayer, trailers, busses, breakfast, a speech and certificates -... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

All the contact before booking a flight was terrific! Unfortunately because of bad weather condition we couldn´t fly. And since January 9th I have been sending several emails asking for my reimbursement and have no answer by Bill Harrop. The refund police wasn´t respected by this company.

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this review

Dear JJuk31, I am not exactly sure who you are. If you would be kind enough to send an email identifying yourself and addressed to me (Bill) personally, I will be able to look into the matter, and respond accordingly. Kind regards, Bill Harrop More 

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