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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

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Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris. If you're going to do it, do it in unassailable style. It's sunrise. The silence is only punctuated by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The...more
Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome experience!! Friendly and professional service. Would definitely recommend it. We enjoyed the magnificent scenery and the captain was very friendly, informative and professional. The champagne a was very special addition to the successful landing and the breakfast afterwards was very enjoyable. The views breathtaking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the initial contact with Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris the experience has been excellent. The staff and pilots are very friendly and the food is excellent.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a bucket list adventure for me and it did not disappoint. Crew were very enjoyable and flight was so smooth and peaceful

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SabineW1431
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience, completely worth the getting up early. Lovely champaigne breakfast to round of the smooth baloonride and awesome staff!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MeganW2421
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the most incredible adventure that I will never forget. It is difficult to put into words just have much I enjoyed my time in the sky. If I could fly with you all everyday, I would. It was also such a pleasure to...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Inspire25291993675
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

08-11-18. Collected at 04:00 and arrived for sunrise with a welcoming hot drink and biscuit. We were allocated our balloon and pilot (Marc) and soon we were on our way. Flying with other balloons gives you perspective of height and the scenery with the sunrise...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The company is so well known all over on all social media platform. And being a member of dream trips. I did this tour and feLl in love with the nature.the fresh air n just being away from land. It felt safe. N freeing cold....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Shalini G
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This experience was fantastic! Everything was perfectly organized and the whole team was super professional, super friendly and highly entertaining. Top!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

What a treat! will do it again and again! Breathtaking views, friendly staff, awesome champagne waiting on terra firma!

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

For me the best part of Bill Harrops were the staff. They were friendly funny and ensured safety first. It was great to meet such a fun cheerful team who had such love for their craft. I laughed so much and the breakfast was delicious....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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7 March 2018|
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Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
Hi, This is a scenic safari and we do not promise animal sightings, but we do get rave reviews from those that fly with us as you can see. Our Game Viewing Balloon Safaris take place over the Mabula Game reserve and the... More
3 December 2017|
Response from funnychap24 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to pay extra and get picked up from the Intercontinental in Sandton. They wouldn't pick me up from my B&B (which was right down the road) but they did drop me off at the B&B after.
Khamir K
25 March 2016|
Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
Hi Khamir, Thank you for your interest in coming to our beautiful land as well as including a balloon flight in your plans. In winter we enjoy some of the most reliable ballooning weather in the world. The air is crisp... More