Skybound adventures: hot air balloon rides across South Africa

Posted on 19 February 2024

If you’re looking for an experience you’ll never forget, try a hot air balloon ride. There is little to compare to the complete silence of a hot air balloon while looking down at the world below.

These hot air balloon companies are all in South Africa and will take you for an unforgettable ride.

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Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris (Magalies River Valley)

Bill Harrops Original Balloon Safaris offers an experience over the Magalies River Valley close to Pretoria and Johannesburg. They provide the opportunity to see South Africa’s countryside from the air, and a champagne breakfast after landing.

Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris (Mabula Private Game Reserve)

Operating over the Waterberg’s Mabula Private Game Reserve, Bill Harrop’s offers a unique African bush and wildlife perspective. You’ll have the incredible chance of being able to spot animals from a Big 5 game reserve.

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Hot Air Balloon KZN

This company is based in the KwaZulu Natal province and offers flights over the breathtaking Midlands and Drakensberg regions. You can choose between Hot Air Balloon KZN‘s Safari Flight and Safari Game Flight packages, where each offers different scenery of the surrounding areas.

Air to Air Africa

Air to Air Africa offers scenic flights rides over the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site, and the Magaliesberg region. Their fleet of hot air balloons can cater for up to 38 passengers, and can be the perfect event ‘venue.’

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Ballooning Cape Town

Enjoy an unforgettable flight over the Cape winelands at sunrise with Ballooning Cape Town. The whole experience can be topped off with a champagne breakfast with the flying team after the flight.

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