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Drakensberg Ballooning

Glen Gray Farm, Winterton 3340, South Africa
+27 82 352 5516
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Breathtaking!

We had a fantastic morning with Danie and his team in early 2016! We will never forget such an... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
AndrewP770
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United Kingdom
Disappointing

Over priced, nonchalant guide, moved no more than 200 metres, static for 10 minutes of the hour... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Beautis3
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Durban, South Africa
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Drakensberg Ballooning offers scenic hot air balloon flights over KwaZulu-Natal with panoramic views stretching from the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Giants Castle in the Southern Drakensberg.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“balloon trip” (4 reviews)
“launch site” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Glen Gray Farm, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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+27 82 352 5516
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We had a fantastic morning with Danie and his team in early 2016! We will never forget such an amazing experience. To fly over such beautiful landscape was one of the highlights of our trip and we loved our first experience in a hot air...More

1  Thank AndrewP770
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Over priced, nonchalant guide, moved no more than 200 metres, static for 10 minutes of the hour, with no explanation as to why. If this is due to the weather, then we should have been told and made a meaningful decision whether worth going up,...More

Thank Beautis3
David M, Manager at Drakensberg Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

The Magic of Ballooning is that no flight is the same as any other. The wind dictates where you are going. High wind speeds result in fast landings where the basket turns on it side during the landing and is dragged along until the envelope...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016

First time up in a balloon and an amazing experience for that alone. We had very little wind so did not travel far and the views to ground were not very inspiring. However cloud cover which on the face of it was quite disappointing meant...More

Thank Baronsboy
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable. Very friendly staff. Very cute cottage they have for accomadation. This was my destination of choice for our engagement. I would have rated 5 stars however the weather was against us on the day and the planning of this trip was a headache...More

2  Thank Jonathan E
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

View the sunrise from a hot air balloon as you gently float above the game reserve and observe the mountains in the distance, this is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion!! The experience begins with coffee and rusks at the launch site. It...More

Thank 412donnae
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My daughter and I did the early morning trip. It was breath taking and absolutely beautiful...drifting over a game farm...we will be back...

1  Thank John M
David M, Manager at Drakensberg Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Thanks for flying with us

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to celebrate my mother-in-laws 80th birthday by taking her for a balloon ride . There were 7 of us in our party. On arrival we were given hot coffee and a rusk to enjoy while watching the balloon bring inflated and then what...More

1  Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Early morning well worth the effort. Hot drinks by bonfire watching preparations. A thrilling experience as the sunrises. The peacefulness as you drift over land and water. Some animals and beautiful scenery. Champagne followed by a tasty breakfast

2  Thank Jillfmc
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I originally emailed Drakensberg ballooning in November 2015 (4 months prior to leaving for south Africa on the 9th of March 2016) to organise a surprise private ballooning flight for my girlfriend’s birthday on the 25th of March, to which they take payment on the...More

8  Thank NMPLondon1
David M, Manager at Drakensberg Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

This individual tried to manipulate us with threats of this posting. No payment was received from this person for the booking. He did not arrive at the venue. It was Easter Friday and we were closed.

Reviewed 19 May 2016

Thank you to Danie and his team for a wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived at Ukhozi Bush Lodge we were treated so well by everyone. Accommodation in the cottage is luxurious and comfortable and we spent time just chilling enjoying the scenery. Early...More

1  Thank m00res1
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
aronaleroux
how much is a trip
17 September 2016|
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Response from David M | Property representative |
Current prices for 2017 R2300 per person in a sharing basket A private flight for two - R7500
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lynda247
How much is a teip per person and what does it include ?Please
22 September 2015|
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Response from David M | Property representative |
2017 pricing R2300 per person in a sharing basket A private flight for two - R7500
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