Have you ever flown in a balloon? It’s one of the most amazing experiences you can have. Listening to the roar of the burner as you take off on a pre-dawn flight and then soaring high above the ground, yet low enough to see everything below.
The silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable.
You’re sipping fine champagne while hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesberg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, just 45 km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world. The exceptional peace of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will forever remain as a truly cherished memory.
After landing, you can savour a delectable and generous champagne breakfast at their new, traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse, Pavilion and Restaurant, where you’ll be filled with the warmest of memories.
During April, May, June and July Gauteng has so many glorious clear storm free afternoons, and cool early evenings. So you can enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea and sandwich, followed by a stupendous balloon flight. On landing, wherever that is, your crews will pack up the balloons whilst you are transported back to the Clubhouse for a complimentary sun-downer.
Ballooning is an expensive experience, but you can expect very special attention to your needs as well as a few added extra surprises.
The balloon safaris are suitable for kids aged six and older.
Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris
Head Office: +27 (0)11 705 3201
Fax: +27 (0)11 705 3203
Office Mobile: +27 (0)83 443 2661/2/3
Field Operations: +27 (0)83 379 5296
Email: [email protected]