If you’re going to do it – do it in unassailable style. Its sunrise, 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 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, savour a delectable and generous champagne breakfast at our well established, traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse, Pavilion and Restaurant, where you’ll be filled with the warmest of memories. Professional pilots, attentive crew, immaculately maintained equipment, 5 aviation safety awards, make this longest established licensed Balloon Airline in southern Africa the choice of the well informed discerning individual traveller or corporate group. Internationally hailed as Southern Africa’s best value, best quality tour operator to be appraised as the winner of the South African Tourism “Welcome Awards 2006”. Selected as the preferred hot air balloon operator in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 2010-2011 promotions. Contact us today to book your balloon safari – an absolutely unique and inspiring way to view the world.
|Game Viewing at Entabeni Safari||The 22000 ha Entabeni Safari Conservancy, situated in the renowned, malaria-free Waterberg area of Limpopo Province, boasts spectacular scenery with mountains, waterfalls and terrain which varies from bushveld to unspoilt ravines. All of this only 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. The 5 star Hanglip Mountain Luxury Lodge or the 4 star Wildside Tented Camp are both on the lower escarpment and most convenient to the balloon safari takeoff area. Other 4 and 5 star lodges are also available on the upper escarpment.||8 or More R4395.00 per person, 12 or More R4100 per person|
|Game Viewing at Mabula Private Game Reserve||Bill Harrop’s ‘Original’ Balloon Safaris now offers you the opportunity to view the magnificent panoramas of this ancient land and enjoy this rare and special privilege of observing the flora and fauna of Africa from the slowly drifting vantage of your hot air balloon… Bill Harrop’s ‘Original’ Balloon Safaris operate game viewing flights which give guests a magnificent aerial view of the unique 12 000 ha, malaria free Mabula Private Game Reserve, situated in the Northern Province, a mere 2 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg. Legendary African wildlife is a regular occurrence at Mabula Game Lodge, where the big five roam. After your balloon safari enjoy game-viewing drives in open Land Rovers, bush walks, or ride horse-back along the trails to observe the animals.||From R4185p/p - R4530 p/p|
|Team Building||Combining a typical Balloon Safari with the Ballooning Challenge is a great adventure that provides a new and exciting medium for teambuilding. On a teambuilding balloon safari, participants are placed in a unique situation, enabling them to challenge themselves and develop co-operative and interdependent relationships with their peers and business associates. This experience provides insight into how teams work together and how they can become more effective. Not only will the group teambuilding balloon safari be a most enjoyable experience but the participants will fondly remember their companions and the message your company was projecting for many years to come. They will “dine out” on their ballooning story.||On Request|
|Groups||Corporate Entertainment and Team Building Adventure Flights A hot air balloon flight is a perfect corporate entertainment or team building activity. If you like, you can arrange to have the Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant decorated with Company banners, flags and bunting or displays. Flower arrangements maybe? We also have electricity at the restaurant in case you wish to operate any A.V. equipment. Live music can be arranged from a harpist or a string quartet to a real jumpin’ jazz band. If you wish, your guests’ tickets can have your company’s logo incorporated in the design. Our standard Certificate for Bravery is, we think, very well written and designed, but there is scope there for personalising it for a company event. We can also arrange to have a professional photographer or videographer available to take souvenir pictures of all the activity before, during and after the hot air balloon flight. Our operations base is convenient enough for the access of large tour busses, and is big and safe enough to accommodate arrivals of VIPs by helicopter. Some of these extra services are free as part of our hot air balloon ride package, and others are available at a reasonable fee. Just let us know how we can help.||On Request|
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