Packages - Hot Air Balloon Safaris and Aeronautical Adventures
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:
o Cape Winelands – Seasonal and exceptionally weather dependent in the Western Cape. Winter months are non operational due to the wet weather during this time.
o Cradle of Mankind and Muldersdrift area for Gauteng visitors and residents
o Drakensberg Mountains within the scenic province of KwaZulu-Natal.
o Hartbeespoort/Magaliesburg offering scenic ballooning within the North West Province.
o 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.
o 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +27 11 545 6100 today!
This sensational scenic balloon flight takes place over the lovely Sabie River Valley , Hazyview and in flight, lasts about an hour in the big open blue skiesof Mpumalanga. Thereafter, you will celebrate with a toast of cape sparkling wine on landing , followed by a hearty country breakfast at a nearby lodge.
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.
Embark on a birds eye view adventure in a Robinson R44, as you take to the skies on a scenic helicopter excursion with a choice of route either, a harbour tour or over Umhlanga engulfing beautiful ocean views, both a unique and memorable helicopter excursion!
Enjoy a taste of the Coastal Cape Town during a 12 minute flip around the sights of the city with views of the new Cape Town Stadium, White Beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay a majestical Twelve Apostles. This region of the fairest cape offers dramatic scenery and splendid bird eye views.
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!
This is a 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.
North West Province
Bill Harrops Original Balloon Safaris offer scenic flights departing at sunrise from Harrop’s traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant in the Magalies River Valley in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site bordering Gauteng and North West Province, a 45 minute drive from Gauteng.
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