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Early Morning Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg

  • Balloon flight is a great way to take in aerial views of the Magaliesbergs and the Cradle of Humankind
  • Champagne and post-flight breakfast included
  • Live commentary from your guide on the surrounding landscape
Early Morning Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg
From US$199.48
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Magaliesburg Balloon Safari without hotel pick-up
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Magaliesburg Balloon Safari with return transfer between Sandton and Magalies River Launch Site
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Take in aerial views of the Magaliesbergs and the Cradle of Humankind on this hot air balloon safari. Get the best possible perspective on this striking landscape without paying for the high price of an airplane or helicopter tour. Spend the hour-long flight sipping champagne and enjoying the high altitude breeze, snapping photos and listening to commentary from your guide before landing for an included breakfast.
What to Expect
Start your flight from Skeerpoort in the Magalies River Valley, in the World Heritage Cradle of Humankind, an area steeped in natural history, beauty and boasting arguably the best ballooning weather in the world. A traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant awaits you at the launch site, providing ambient shelter and affording you the opportunity to freshen up in stylish facilities prior to the flight.

Having watched the balloons being set up under floodlights against a backdrop of the Magaliesburg mountains and with a cup of coffee to counter the early start, you prepare for take off and board the balloon. Whether in one of the three biggest balloons, each able to carry up to eighteen passengers, or in the smaller craft, the silent ascent and gentle flight punctuated only by the burners and some informative (and amusing) commentary from your highly experienced and fully qualified pilot, makes for an incredible and unforgettable experience.

A fully licensed retrieval vehicles, which have been following you on the ground whilst you have been enjoying your flight, will collect you upon landing and a professional and efficient crew pack away the balloon whilst you toast your time spent in the heavens with a glass of South African Champagne. You are then returned to the comfort of the Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant where an exclusive catering team will have prepared a delicious full English breakfast, and where you will be awarded a Citation for braving the African skies.

Whether catering to a large corporate group or an intimate engagement, this tour will provide you with a personal, professional service and an unforgettable experience!   


Reviews (217)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Hot air balloon ride

Awesome experience!! Friendly and professional service. Would definitely recommend it. We enjoyed the magnificent scenery and the captain was very friendly, informative and professional. The champagne a was very special addition to the successful landing and the breakfast afterwards was very enjoyable. The views breathtaking...More

Thank lornagreyling
Reviewed 9 November 2018
Early morning flight.

08-11-18. Collected at 04:00 and arrived for sunrise with a welcoming hot drink and biscuit. We were allocated our balloon and pilot (Marc) and soon we were on our way. Flying with other balloons gives you perspective of height and the scenery with the sunrise...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Q1361UDstevem
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Absolutely Fantastic!

After missing our original flight time on Sunday, Bill and Mary Harrop tried everything in their power to assist us to bringing a balloon back down so we could experience the flight. This was very refreshing as most companies these days wouldn't have assisted in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KeaganP
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Dear Kegan, I have been slow in responding to recent reviews for “excuses” far too numerous to mention, but your beautiful letter was one of those that got me back on track. Indeed, we do business for pleasure. The pleasure of sharing the wonderful world...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Amazing Experiance

This was a truly amazing adventure. The views were breathtaking, will most definitely do it again. The staff were friendly and our pilot Mark was great and was most professional.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Connector821567
Reviewed 22 September 2018
15 year wedding anniversary - very special

Professional, organised and a lot of fun! Pilots, staff and of course Bill each added their own personal touch to what was an amazing experience. We certainly ticked off a bucket list item in style - and glad we did so with Bill Harrop and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tommahawk38
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17 October 2018|
Response from Bill Z | Reviewed this property |
I am myself asthmatic, and it was never an issue. Give it no thought. As for where to get picked up, I can only say that we stayed at Zulu Nyala Country Manor, and that they drove us to the site.