Looking to board a hot air balloon in Johannesburg? It's time to leave the busy city life and float (literally) away on a beautiful escape. If hot air ballooning is on your bucket list, here are some places that offer balloon experiences in and around the city. In other words, buckle up!
Air Ventures Hot Air Ballooning
Air Ventures operates in Muldersdrift and offers exclusive Hot Air Ballooning Safaris over the Cradle of Humankind. You can book a classic flight, safari flight, exclusive classic flights for two or exclusive safari flight for two. The flights are above the Reserves of the Cradle of Humankind, which is home to four of Africa's Big Five.
The balloon safari provides guests with unique animal viewing and a serene environment. Air Ventures creates an absolutely unforgettable experience for guests. Besides, there are credible accommodation options available, making Air Ventures the perfect getaway partner. For more, email [email protected], call 083 356 2435 or check their services on Instagram.
Bill Harrop’s "Original" Balloon Safaris
Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris is the award-winning hot air balloon operator in the Magaliesburg region. Soar over the beautiful Magalies River Valley and majestically high above the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage at this safari. This location is just 45 kilometres north of Johannesburg's northern suburbs.
In addition to the balloon ride, you get to enjoy a champagne breakfast at their classic and beautiful clubhouse and restaurant. The unparalleled calm of this experience will be a treasured memory for the rest of my life. For more details, call 083 457 3402 or email [email protected].
Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris
Air to Air Balloon Safari
This hot air balloon tour agency offers rides on Saturdays from Muldersdrift. On Sundays, Air to Air Balloon Safari operates from Skywalk Adventure Park in Hartebeespoort. Air to Air Africa is wonderfully located on the banks of the Crocodile River, in a location that has a game and nature Reserve. They offer a 16-person hot air balloon that accommodates groups. The experience is absolutely perfect for an anniversary celebration, birthday, or even proposing to your partner.
Contact them at 064 922 4990 or email at [email protected] for more.
Visit airtoairafrica.co.za to book your experience.
Celestial Gift Experience
For an incredible hot air balloon experience, purchase one at the Celestial Gift Experience. These “gift specialists” offer the experience in Cradle of Humankind and Magaliesberg. Your itinerary will look something like this.
- Tea and coffee will be offered at the 5 Star Lodge in Kloofzicht.
- The hot air balloon flight will be for one hour.
- Float over the amazing views of the Cradle of Humankind or Magaliesberg.
- The flight will include sparkling wine and orange juice. Toast while floating in the sky? Yes, please!
- Following the ride, a buffet breakfast will be served at the 5 Star Lodge.
Celestial Gift Experience offers wonderful experiences and adventurous things to do in South Africa. You can book these experiences for yourself or gift them to your loved ones. This company offers everything from helicopter flights to yacht party cruises!
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Written by Tendani Rabali