Enhance your visit to the Cradle of Humankind with an early morning balloon ride over this ancient and beautiful landscape of the Magaliesberg. Sip coffee as the crew inflate the balloons, then ascend into the sky as your pilot explains the views beneath you. There are few better ways to experience a summer sunrise in Africa thank from a hot air balloon! Enjoy a glass of bubbly on landing followed by a full English breakfast at the launch site.
Depending on the size, a hot air balloon can take up to 18 people. The ascent is usually silent and you can then relax whilst the pilot uses the burner to keep you moving forward. A fully licensed retrieval vehicle, which would have been following you on the ground whilst you have been enjoying your flight, usually collects you upon landing.
Most operators launch from the majority of the lodges in the area. Prices are only indicative.
HOW WE RATE IT & WHY WE LIKE IT
Why see a country by road if you can also see it by air! A hot air balloon ride is a joyous and unique experience. Wake up early when the air is still fresh, hang around and chat over a coffee as the colourful balloons are set up. Climb into the basket and let the wind and hot air gently whisk you away to see the sun rise. It’s a wonderful experience – as peaceful as it is exciting.