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Ages 7-90, max of 50 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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  • Meet at 5 star Lodge
  • Tea & Coffee Served
  • Arrival at launch site for the balloon inflation
  • Flight of approximately 1 hour
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Cradle of Humankind
  • Keeping with Tradition, the flight is celebrated with sparkling wine and orange juice
  • Full buffet breakfast at the 5 Star Lodge
  • Certificates presented by the pilot
  • The entire experience will take approximately 3 hours
What's not included
  • Accommodation - (This can be booked on request - Balloon & Accommodation packages are available)
  • We require a minimum of 4 passengers to confirm a flight on-board one of our larger passenger balloons. There are two alternatives available, we can provisionally book you onto the date then try to confirm another 2 passengers to fly with you or we can move your flight to the next suitable date.
  • Children under the age of 7 years are not permitted to fly.
  • We consider it unsafe to fly when pregnant


Start:
  • Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa, Kromdraai Rd, Krugersdorp, 1739, South Africa
    General meeting point is Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa From Johannesburg International Airport (approx. 1 hour) From Johannesburg / Sandton / Fourways (Approx. 20 – 35min)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72458P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Guests with any medical conditions, that they feel AirVentures should be made aware of, accept the responsibility to advise us accordingly.
    • All passengers must be able to stand for the duration of the flight, and must be able to enter and exit the basket.
    • To conform with the industry accepted practice, we consider it unsafe to fly when pregnant.
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children under the age of 7 years are not permitted to fly.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Operates all year round, please dress appropriately. Flat shoes are recommended.
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is Classic Flight?
    Classic Flight price starts from R 2 994,07. Discover and book Classic Flight on Tripadvisor
    What is the Classic Flight cancellation policy?
    Classic Flight cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Classic Flight on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Classic Flight?
    Classic Flight is hosted by AirVentures Hot Air Ballooning. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact AirVentures Hot Air Ballooning on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Classic Flight on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Classic Flight?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 1h. Discover and book Classic Flight on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72458P3

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    • 407reginaldm
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      Worth it
      Harold Tjiana gave us a great tour. He is passionate about his work and loves what he does, this showed throughout our experience. A very insightful and friendly guide. Would highly recommend
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    • TheresaReesaN
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      Breath-taking Experience
      Beautiful experience. Friendly staff. Best welcome area. The pilot explained the pivotal points throughout. Safe and amazing.
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    • Roving52025063160
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      Excellent experiance
      Adam was a fantastic guide and pilot, with excellent weather and we saw game along the way. And the bubbly with breakfast was a good ending.
      Written 29 December 2023
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      Great experience
      Had a very informative and capable pilot , saw some game like Rhino, Giraffe and some bucks and awesome breakfast afterwards
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    • Fearless17308973340
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth the early morning...!!
      Was one of the most amazing experiences ever, definitely a bucket list item ticked off for most of us and no regrets. Our best company year end function yet. Thanks to Debtmanager (Pty) LTD for this opportunity. Then thanks to Marc and his crew, absolutely insane effort from preparation to getting us off the ground to the most insane flight over Cradle Moon and then landing right onto the trailer. Crew very helpful and as excited as we where for our first hot air balloon adventure. Thanks guys we will get your adventure out there for others to enjoy and experience.
      Written 5 December 2023
    • Francois F
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and Entertaining!
      This was a very pleasant experience, the staff was friendly, helpful and entertaining, the flight felt safe and everything was explained properly, the views are amazing and our pilot was knowledgeable and friendly. The breakfast was delicious at Kloofzight, would recommend to anyone! Worth every penny and the early wake up!
      Written 3 December 2023
    • NorthStar27166874586
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Air Adventure - Cradle
      We can not express the magnificence of this Ballooning trip. From the booking to the flight, the staff went above and beyond to assist us. Marc and Marius, thank you for all the laughs, education and most of all an unforgettable adventure. Kind Regards Tyrone and Mandy
      Written 21 November 2023
    • RuthPasq
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      A very memorable adventure!
      This flight was a birthday present to my husband. And indeed, it has been a very special and memorable adventure. The pilot (Harold), and his assistants (Jonny and Lucas) made these moments were very special. We enjoyed spotting out the animals in the Reserve, admiring the beautiful scenery from above, and the champagne offered at the end of the flight. We highly recommend to everyone that appreciates extraordinary events.
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    • 844shaunp
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      Amazing tour and views
      This is something you need to try if you’ve never had the chance. From start to finish was the perfect day. When we got to the location there was tea and coffee. The staff are brilliant, easy check in and explained everything. We was then taken to a shuttle bus and made our way to the balloon’s. Our Pilot Harold was such an amazing person, he was friendly and explained clearly about landing procedures. The balloons are guided by the wind so you can’t guarantee it will take you along the path the pilot is hoping for. Luckily we went on the right path and seen some amazing views and wildlife. After we landed we had a couple of glasses of champagne with Orange juice and spoke about the history of the land. We was then presented with a certificate. Back to the lodge for a full breakfast. This is something you need to try. Thanks again.
      Written 11 September 2023
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      Floating over the beautiful landscapeg
      Spectacular experience! Marc, our pilot, and the team were friendly, very informative and professional. Marc’s skills allowed us an immersive and intimate experience with the beautiful landscape. Magical and fun! An experience we’d both be excited about having again. Thanks again.
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      The experience was incredible. The balloon ride was so smooth even those in my party who hate heights had a great time and said they'd go again! We got ro see some rhinos, ostriches, and zebras! It felt like the ride went by way to fast it was so good. Our pilot was knowledgeable and personable and the breakfast after was great as well!
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    • j_rgr251
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      Fantastic experience with optimal weather and wind conditions.
      We did the balloon together with Marc.It was a fantastic experience with optimal weather and wind conditions. Flying from Klooftzicht Lodge through the gorge into the reservat to see the wildlife. Thank you Marc and his crew for this wonderful start in our last day in ZA. Hopefully we`ll back one day to repeat. Jörg and Sabine (Germany)
      Written 19 July 2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      It was an amazing experience! However getting in and out of the basket at the age of 78 and 81 tends to be a bit difficult as it does not have a door that opens BUT our pilot Neels and the whole crew was amazing!
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    Benjamin W
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Solo
    This was such a great experience! Great communication via WhatsApp leading up to the scheduled date and arranging changes due to weather that fit my schedule.
    It was actually very easy to drive to the meeting location at the lodge using Google maps. Everything was explained thoroughly and nothing was rushed.
    It was a great experience from the initial meeting to watching the balloon get inflated and throughout the entire flight all the way to returning for a marvelous breakfast at the lodge.
    Such a serene and peaceful flight over the beautiful South African countryside watching the sunrise and even spotting some animals below. There was no fear or uncomfortable feeling from the height and everything went very smoothly.
    If you're considering trying this you should just do it and you will be so happy afterwards. It's a great life experience, especially something to add to your holiday if you're here visiting. And the best thing is that by the time you're done you still have the whole day ahead of you to do other things.
    The gentlemen who run the event and pilot the balloon are first class and did everything possible for a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend this tour enough!
    Written 23 January 2024
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    Paradise47270276794
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    This was the best anniversary present anyone can have, well done to Japie the pilot, it was amazing. Will remember this till I die.
    Written 16 December 2023
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    Cruiser14390760999
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    This was the most fulfilling experience of our lives, we had soo much fun, our pilot who happens to be the head pilot was awesome, with a great sense of humour, jokes for days and he kept checking if everyone was feeling oki, we really enjoyed ourselves and we can’t wait to visit again with our parents, Thank you soooo much, and keep up the great work 🎉🎉🎉🎉
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    Andrea Galbraith
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. From the moment we arrived we were taken of and comfortable. The views were incredible and unforgettable memories were made. It was my husband's birthday and he had the time of his life!
    Written 24 August 2023
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    Candice
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you’re visiting Pretoria you MUST check this off your bucket list ✅ What an amazing experience- the views, the feeling at take off and the air in your face is like nothing else you’ll ever experience (short of jumping out of a plane) We did the classic safari flight over The Cradle Of Humankind and it was so well done that I was not scared once (and I’m afraid of heights)! The ride is a leisurely 1 hr float and once you land you get to toast your experience with a mimosa and then a buffet breakfast afterwards. Make sure to visit the Cradle’s visitor centre for another uniquely whole experience!
    Written 8 May 2023
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    JMS
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    Really good experience. Weather was good and and had an fantastic view of the area. Friendly and professional service. Thank you
    Written 17 April 2023
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    Jacques
    Beira, Mozambique1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • Couples
    Fantastic experience and the pilot (Ruan), was extremely friendly and professional!
    Beautiful views, superb breakfast and overall excellent value for money!
    Written 19 December 2019
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    Ntokozo M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    wow words cannot even begin to Express the experience, everything was perfect , the breakfast was excellent and the staff are super friendly.

    planning to go back with other family members, friends and kids!!!
    Written 4 December 2019
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    Tamgeoff
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019 • Couples
    Amazing experience
    Ruan is awesome
    Thanks guys, we loved every moment

    Tamara Guignard and Geoff Grant
    Written 7 October 2019
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    K Martins
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019 • Couples
    I highly recommend booking with AirVentures. Thank you to our pilot Ruan and the rest of the AirVentures crew who went out of their way to make my husband’s birthday memorable, even giving him a birthday card! The flight was nothing short of epic: we saw the sunrise, spotted some wildlife and drank champaign. The whole experience was very well organized.
    Written 7 September 2019
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