Hot Air Ballooning (Hoedspruit)

Float over the stunning Sabie River Valley, near Hazyview, in a hot air balloon. As you glide over hills and valleys along the course of the legendary Sabie River, you will be treated to a breathtaking view of the lush scenery below including riverine forest, indigenous bush and fruit orchards. The photo opportunities are endless!

Alternatively, take an enchanting trip in a hot air balloon to experience the beauty of the African bush near Hoedspruit. This unique journey takes guests over the Lowveld section of the scenic Blyde River covering farmland, private nature reserves and wildlife estates (about 15km from Hoedspruit). On very calm days, it is possible to fly over the Kapama Nature Reserve, South-East of Hoedspruit.

The adventure starts at dawn with fresh coffee while you watch the eight-storey balloon being prepped for flight. After a safety briefing, you will take to the air in time to watch the sun rise and the kaleidoscopic landscape come to life. As the pilot changes altitude in search of favourable wind directions and speeds, the balloon can fly as high as 2 000 feet or low enough to skim treetops, making for a thrilling journey.

Towards the end of the flight, the pilot will select a suitable landing site and if they are not already there, the ground crew will soon arrive to deflate and pack the balloon while you enjoy fruit juice and sparkling wine. You will then be whisked to a country lodge for breakfast with the pilot and a flight certificate ceremony.

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Tour Pricing:

Tour Code:

EG13



Tour Details

Tour Departs:

Daily, on request and subject to weather conditions

Tour Notes:

Minimum number of guests: 2 (Subject to an overall total of 4 guests on the day)

Guests meet balloon 30 minutes before sunrise between 04h30 (summer) and 06h30 (winter)

Balloon flights operate subject to weather conditions; guests will be fully refunded should a flight be cancelled for this reason. For safety reasons, guests are required to specify their weight on booking. Guests must be fit enough to stand unassisted for an hour and must also be able to climb in and out of the basket. Pick up and drop off transfer times will be confirmed prior to your tour.

Duration:

+-3.5 Hours

Tour Includes

Return road transfers to the balloon launch site, bottled water on the vehicle, 1-hour balloon flight, refreshments as the balloon is inflated, refreshments and sparkling wine after the flight, and breakfast.

Tour Excludes

All extras not mentioned.