Hot Air Balloon Safari


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 sipping fine champagne while 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.

Magalies River Valley Scenic Balloon Safari

Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris


(Meeting Times at Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris Skeerpoort Country Base)

1 Nov. to 31 Jan.                             04h45

1 – 29 Feb. and 16 – 31 Oct.         05h00

1 – 15 Mar. and 1 – 15 Oct.           05h15

16 – 31 Mar. and 16 – 30 Sep.     05h30

1 – 30 Apr. and 1 – 15 Sep.           05h45

1 – 31 May. and 1 – 31 Aug.         06h00

1 Jun. to 31 Jul.                              06h15


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