Johannesburg

Cradle of Humankind and The Magaliesberg

Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

Treat yourself to the most refined and genteel way to travel with a sunrise hot air balloon ride at 2100ft above the Magaliesburg Valley. On a clear day you'll be able to see all the way to Joburg’s city centre, the glistening Hartbeespoort waterways and to the Cradle of Humankind. The take-off site is a 60-minute drive from Johannesburg, and departure time is a strict 6:00. If wind conditions are optimal you'll rise above the earth and gently float along for up to one blissful hour.

Bill Harrop's company, a family business started in 1981, offers the premier ballooning experience in the Magaliesburg area. Your gentle landing will be accompanied by French champagne and a sumptuous breakfast. Try Bill's ‘Original’ Northumbrian Porridge – cooked oats ‘best served with a pinch of salt, a sprinkle of sugar, a dollop of cream and a dribble o’whisky stirred once and enjoyed immediately’. You'll be ready to tackle the day ahead by 09:30, with a printed Citation proclaiming your entry into the daring company of the privileged few intrepid aeronaut explorers.

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Email

website@balloon.co.za

Open

Closed 25.12.

Price/Additional Info

Costs R2 400 per person for 60mins. A variety of packages are available.

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