Packages - Hot Air Balloon Flight & Aeronautical Adventures

Many memorable celebrations of love, age and passions for Africa with those special to you. We provide an array of ideas regarding flying in great aeronautical adventures across Southern Africa.

An early morning or evening African experience; refreshing and invigorating, You will love it! The thrill of a Hot Air Balloon ride is sure to provide some fantastic entertainment or a very special celebratory excursion or journey for that special birthday, anniversary or even a lifetime proposal!

A hot air balloon safari or classic aviation flight is an early morning (sunrise) excursion which has seen its’ popularity succeed through the number of commercial balloon operators available in many provinces across South Africa. Reasons for the flight taking place so early (at sunrise) is that this is the perfect climatic conditions in which to fly, wind is predominantly the major threat to a hot air balloon being postponed or cancelled and at sunrise the wind is generally not present. Our operators call you the night prior to your flight to confirm that the flight will be taking place and answer any last minute questions before your departure to the take off site the following morning. It is advisable to perhaps overnight at one of the options of accommodation close to the launch site should you be travelling from afar.

Various options include private game reserves, mountain splendour, historical sightings or just awe inspiring aerial views, combined with interaction with the resident individuals and your fellow hot air balloon passengers, pilot and ground teams, bring you this sensational journey.

Arrival and flight times for your Hot Air Balloon experience, varies according to season, relevant to each respective sunrise time in which you wish to travel. Hot Air Balloon operators also offer varying sizes of baskets – thus accommodating a variety of requirements when choosing a hot air balloon experience for your sensational chapter. After your glorious flight you are collected by vehicle and transferred to the location where a scrumptious and hearty breakfast is served over leisurely conversations, gathering your thoughts over your recent aeronautical experience in a relaxing atmosphere.

So come live this adventure with the African Chapter, both local visitors and international guests are welcomed. Operations offer their services and aviation masterpieces 7 days a week, however subject to availability of minimum and maximum number of passengers required starting from 2 or 4. It is possible to cater for up to 140 people in Gauteng at one location so ideal for corporate incentives as well.

Hot Air Balloon Excursions are offered across South Africa:

Cape Winelands – Seasonal and exceptionally weather dependent in the Western Cape. Winter months are non operational due to the wet weather during this time.

Cradle of Mankind and Muldersdrift area for Gauteng visitors and residents

Drakensberg  Mountains within the scenic province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Hartbeespoort/Magaliesburg offering scenic ballooning within the North West Province.

Hazyview for an experience within Mpumalanga Landscapes, nearby the great Kruger National Park (however not permitted to fly over the Kruger National Park).

o Limpopo - Hoedspruit, close to Blyde River Canyon and surrounds as well as a Waterberg Game Reserve within 2 hours from Gauteng.

o Oudtshoorn for a different experience in the Western Cape, home to the famous Ostrich Farms.

Pilanesberg National Park, adjacent to Sun City for a balloon safari experience in the North West Province

Unforgettable aeronautical adventures over breathtaking valleys and even some of South Africa`s finest game-viewing areas, your preference is our guideline to ensure no matter which location you choose to fly over, this experience is something you will cherish forever!

The perfect gift, family celebration, birthday surprise or incentive for your team. 

Call us for daily flights, either incorporated into a day outing or conference.

African Chapter offer you an efficient service and with no extra costs, we save you the hassle and time through a single contact and an established relationship with each operator, reducing the hassle and ensuring you have all the information required and all you need worry about is having a good time and setting the alarm clock! 

Should you be looking for a balloon ride and flight in any area please do not hesitate to send us your requirements, our resources and years of experience ensure yet another sensational experience is added to your book of life!


Contact us today to ensure your own personal chapter is written by our experts and receive your free quotation and itinerary for your African Package. Alternatively email us on, or call us on +27 11 545 6100 today!

Pretoria Skydiving Tandem Jump - from R2500


This is the perfect introduction to skydiving. A Tandem jump allows you the true adrenalin without having to deal with the actual deployment of the parachute. Allowing you the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of freefall, while being harnessed to one of our highly skilled instructors (tandem masters). You exit the aircraft at 11000 feet, securely strapped to your tandem master who will control the free fall element of your skydive. African Chapter only offer the safest facility and operation in the country for this experience!

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Mpumalanga Scenic Hot Air Balloon Ride from R3562 per person


This sensational scenic balloon flight lasts about an hour in the big open blue skies of Limpopo. Thereafter, you will celebrate with a toast of Cape sparkling wine on landing followed by a hearty country breakfast at a nearby lodge.

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Drakensberg Hot Air Ballooning from R3300 per person

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Experience the awesome thrill and peaceful serenity of hot air ballooning in one of the most beautiful scenic areas in Kwa Zulu Natal. Drift gently over the edge of the Drakensberg mountains and take in the crisp fresh air of these mountains!

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Durban Helicopter Flips from R2300 per couple

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Take off on an aerial adventure in a Robinson R44, soon you`ll be soaring on a scenic flip over Durban, KwaZulu-Natal`s golden coast! This excursion offers a choice of routes over either Durban`s busy harbour area or the exclusive and beautiful Umhlanga, with stunning ocean views and breathtaking vistas of the beautiful city and outlying areas. 

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Johannesburg City Flight from R2950 per person


An eagles eye view on our Golden City Air tour and safari flight, a first in Joburg! A fun and educational trip covering the history of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, as well as the gold and heritage sites. End this spectacular voyage with a picnic on a house boat in Dinokeng, enjoying the view of a game farm.  A perfect story to tell in South African history!

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Cape Town Peninsula Helicopter Hopper from R800 per person

Western Cape

Enjoy coastal Cape Town from the air with a 12 minute flip around the sights of the city with views of the Cape Town Stadium, white beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay and the majestic Twelve Apostles. This region of the fairest cape offers dramatic scenery and splendid bird`s eye views.

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Johannesburg Scenic Helicopter Flight from R1435 per person


A view from above.. this exciting scenic helicopter ride depart from Rand Airport, Germiston where your pilot takes you up to the skies for an overview of the City of Gold from a unique vantage point.
A helicopter excursion is an unforgettable experience as you soar above the Johannesburg Skyline

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Gauteng Hot Air Balloon Safari from R2300- per person


Come and experience a spectacular South African sunrise, occasionally skimming treetops or simply drifting peacefully across the skies. Hot air ballooning is a must for everyone, from the daring adventurer through to the romantic connoisseur. Hot Air Ballooning is offered daily, all year-round, over The Cradle of Humankind, as well as from the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve. Flights are customised to provide fun and excitement for anyone. Ideal for a romantic excursion, special occassion or even corporate and incentive events.

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Please don't hesitate to contact us directly.

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