Where’s the top 5 balloon flights in South Africa to book a hot air balloon flight you ask. Having flown in all but one of the provinces and i can without a doubt tell you where the best places are to fly. It was difficult to only pick the top 5 balloon flights, as every hot air balloon offering has its own unique traits.
Here’s the list…
Airtrackers Hot Air Balloon Safari operates within the Pilanesberg National Park, located next to the world famous SUN CITY resort in the North West Province of South Africa. Presently, Airtrackers is the only Hot Air Ballooning company in Southern Africa that permanently operates from within a National Park, offering clients exclusivity to fly balloons within this unique location. An old volcanic crater, this National Park is renowned for its scenic beauty and is home to abundant wildlife including the famous African BIG FIVE, namely Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo
They have been offering one hour long flights over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River, West of Hoedspruit since 2003. The terrain is a mixture of farmland and private nature reserves at the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment. Although it is not a “big 5” safari flight, this location has proven to be the most popular in the Hoedspruit area and in the Lowveld, for that matter. The Escarpment forms an amphitheater at this location, providing safe shelter from the prevailing winds. Having experimented with different areas in the Lowveld, we have come to the conclusion that this area offers the very best in terms of safety, accessibility and scenic splendour. More than 10 000 passengers have now enjoyed scenic flights here.
You’re 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.
Drakensberg Ballooning offers scenic hot air balloon flights over KwaZulu-Natal with panoramic views stretching from the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Giants Castle in the Southern Drakensberg.
Drakensberg Ballooning offers scenic hot air balloon flights over KwaZulu-Natal with panoramic views stretching from the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Giants Castle in the Southern Drakensberg
The top balloon flight undoubtedly belongs to the Stellenbosch Winelands, it is by far the most spectacular place to go on a hot air balloon flight in South Africa. When you visit the western cape, booking a hot air balloon flight in the Winelands should definitely be on your list of things to do. You will get to drift in a beautiful natural amphitheater with some of the most beautiful estates moving past below you.