Our Balloon Safaris take the Classic flight beyond traditional boundaries, and is the ultimate in game viewing experiences. Approximately 80% of our air balloon rides have sightings of at least two of the Big Five within the hour's flight. The balloon safaris launch from the heart of the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve and usually cover a large portion of the Reserve before moving into the surrounding game reserves, offering guests unique game viewing and photographic opportunities.
The Reserve is conveniently located within the world heritage site 'The Cradle of Humankind', and is an approx. 30 min drive from Joburg and 40min drive from Pretoria.
See our hot air balloon pictures for some spectacular photos taken from our balloon safaris
Meeting time t.b.c at a luxury Lodge
Short briefing with guides
Transfer through to the Reserve
Short game drive through the Reserve to the balloon launch site
Tea/ Coffee and Biscuits served as you watch the balloon being inflated
Listen out for the early morning calls of lion and jackal
Take-off at sunrise
Hot air balloon flight of approximately 1 hour
Enjoy game viewing from the balloon
Keeping with tradition, the flight will be celebrated with champagne and orange juice
Transfer back to the luxury Lodge
Full English breakfast served
Certificates presented to all the "brave" passengers
The entire experience will take 3 - 4 hours
(Game Drives provided by the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve can be arranged upon request)
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Our air balloon flights launch daily at sunrise, all year round, and we will cater for the romantic couple to the larger groups, as well as corporate and incentive events.
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Our passenger balloons accommodate 8 - 10 passengers per balloon, allowing each passenger one on one interaction with the pilot, giving the flight a personalised touch.
We can accommodate groups of up to 100 guests, with 4 passengers needed to confirm a flight (these four passengers can be booked from two individual sources).
Exclusive Flight for Two
The Exclusive balloon flight offers a unique personal hot air balloon experience in one of our smaller balloons, restricted to the use of two passengers only. This exclusive balloon ride hire adds to the romance of the flight, as you are able to enjoy the experience of drifting silently across the beautiful African landscape, while sipping on champagne, in complete privacy with your partner, watching a spectacular sun rise.
You may feel free to interact with one of our experienced pilots, or you may chose to drift in silence with your loved one, giving the flight a very personal touch, and leaving you with fond memories. These flights are perfect for engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, romantic getaways or any other special occasion that you would like to make an unforgettable experience. Gift voucher