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HOT AIR BALLOONING IN SOUTH AFRICA


A hot air balloon trip is possibly one of the best ways to appreciate the vast and spectacular landscapes of South Africa. The different regions offer breathtaking panoramas of mountains, oceans, savannah, deserts, winelands or forests

A hot air balloon tour usually begins at dawn affording the most magnificent views of an African sunrise and takes about 4 hours. The actual hot air balloon flight will last approximately an hour and most hot air ballooning companies will end with a champagne breakfast once you’re back on terra firma. Due to the popularity of hot air ballooning in South Africa, it is highly recommended to book at least 2 weeks in advance. Ballooning is weather dependant and most bookings will only be confirmed a few days ahead. It is a tranquil experience that requires no skills or physical fitness.

In Mpumalanga, ideal weather makes hot air ballooning a year round activity whilst in Kwa Zulu Natal high winds mean that hot air balloon trips only operate from November to May.

Prime destinations for hot air ballooning are the Cape Winelands, Oudtshoorn in the Karoo semi-desert, the Drakensberg Mountains in Kwa Zulu Natal, Sabie and Hazyview in Mpumalanga and the Magaliesberg Mountains near Johannesburg.

Whilst hot air ballooning in South Africa is not cheap, it is a memorable and magical experience and well worth the cost.

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