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Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park provided by Mankwe GAMETRACKERS

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Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park

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Overview
Feel the magic of nature on a sunrise balloon flight over Pilanesberg National Park. Animals, including the Big Five, are most active at dawn and dusk, so expect outstanding sightings as you glide on the gentle air currents with commentary from your pilot. Besides transfers, your experience includes a glass of bubbly (or orange juice) on landing, a hearty breakfast at a private lodge, and a flight certificate.
Highlights
  • See lions, giraffes, elephants, and so much more on a hot air balloon flight
  • Capture timeless photos of landscapes and wildlife lit by the rising sun
  • Toast your flight with sparkling wine and a full English breakfast
  • No driving in the dark: Tour includes 2-way transfers from select hotels
Important Information
Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Driver/guide
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Breakfast
  • National Park fees
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 4 people are required for the flight to take place
  • All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking. For safety reasons passengers must be taller than 1.2 metres
  • Closed on New Years Day 01 January.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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captaintrigger wrote a review Jan 2020
london80 contributions57 helpful votes
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Oh my God.... it was amazing. Picked up on time by Greg who was fun and chatty throughout. We met the balloon Crew (Captain Harman & Tony), they were both fun and informative throughout. Champagne after landing followed by A nice game drive on the return journey via a
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PEK wrote a review Nov 2019
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Our ballon drive was canceld 30 min. before depature - it was 3:30 a.m. in the morning. We stand up so early for nothing .... there was no offer for an alternative. Reason: Too much wind. From our view - there was no wind in the morning, we have been in the Pilanesberg Park by
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Date of experience: October 2019
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womble_d wrote a review Mar 2019
Darwen, United Kingdom40 contributions8 helpful votes
My sister booked this for out Christmas present, the first day we were cancelled due to the stormy weather in the night, the following day everything went ahead. It's well worth the early start (I think we got up at 03:30) we did a bit of game spotting on the drive into the
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from TarrynTR, Senior Field guide at Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park
Responded 26 Mar 2019
Good day Womble Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your hot air balloon flight with us and we hope to see you back again soon for your next adventure. Kind regards The Mankwe Gametrackers team.
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LeTravelling wrote a review Feb 2019
Sao Paulo, SP385 contributions40 helpful votes
I really wasn't sure which grade to give them, since we didn't actually go on the balloon ride because our flight was cancelled both days that we were there. We went to Pilanesberg SPECIFICALLY for the balloon ride, since were were going to a much more exclusive reserve
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from TarrynTR, Senior guide at Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park
Responded 20 Feb 2019
Good day LeBrazil Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give your feedback. We completely agree with you, unfortunately, the hot air balloon flights are very much reliant on the weather. With all the rain and strong winds this month it has not been in our favor and our pilots always put safety first. They say "rather be down here wishing to be up there than up there wishing you were down here". We are sad that you didn't get to fly the two days you were here and hope that maybe you will get another chance in the future. Kind regards the Mankwe GAMETRACKERS team.
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Riaan O wrote a review Sep 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa43 contributions14 helpful votes
We decided to splash out on a hot air balloon ride for my wife's 60th birthday. What a wonderful experience. We were picked up at 4.30 in a game drive vehicle to the launch site. Watching the big balloon being blown up and then you are floating over the game reserve. Absolutely
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from TarrynTR, Senior Field guide at Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Good day riaano2017 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your Hot air Balloon experience with us and we hope to see you back again soon for your next adventure. Kind regards The Mankwe Gametrackers team.
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  • Languages Offered: English
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