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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

Magaliesburg, South Africa
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About Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris
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 thrill is indescribable. Picture yourselves sipping champagne as you hover gently above the tree tops, or soar high above the mountain peaks. After landing, savour a delectable champagne breakfast at our well established, traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant where you will be filled with the warmest of memories. Check for special Group Rates and Occasional Specials
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Enhance your visit to the Cradle of Humankind with an early morning balloon ride over this ancient and beautiful landscape. Sip coffee as experienced crew inflate the balloons, then ascend into the sky as your veteran pilot explains the views beneath you. Enjoy a glass of bubbles on landing followed by a full English breakfast at the launch site and leave with a “citation” commemorating your flight.
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Go786558 wrote a review 16 May
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Excellent- don’t hesitate to book. You will not be disappointed. The ballon ride itself was such an amazing experience but all the little extra things like the champagne 🥂 and beautiful breakfast after the flight was just superb. It was a great way to spend my birthday morning.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Travel Guy wrote a review 15 May
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This was such a unique experience! My friend and I travel a lot and wanted to do something we’ve never done and this balloon ride fit the bill. Ahead of time the company informed us that they don’t do hotel pick up but provided a list of drivers they work with. Our driver Shane was great and knowledgeable. Shared alot of history about the country and company. Round trip cost was R1800. Tea and coffee was available before our flight and we had some good photo ops as they inflated the balloons. Once onboard, there was 16 of us. Great captain and beautiful sites. We landed in a field safely, had mimosas then road back to the original site in a van. Once back we had breakfast and it was GREAT! cereal, crumpets, bacon, eggs, fruit, mimosas. Great variety and it was flavorful. Really enjoyed it. Amazing experience overall. My only suggestion is to check if there are private tours available. I didn’t see the option (I may have overlooked it) but it would be worth it. There was 4 of us cramped into a small area of the balloon basket and it was difficult to get comfortable. If there’s a private option, book it and enjoy the space and views! Either way, it’s a beautiful experience.
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Michael G wrote a review 08 May
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This has been on my wife's bucket list for some time and my cousin booked the trip as a surprise while we were staying with them. The weather was perfect for the flight. It wasn't as scary as we thought it might be and the views were beautiful. On landing we were offered celebratory drinks and then driven back to the start point for an excellent cooked breakfast. I would thoroughly recommend this experience and Bill Harrop's offer a very professional service.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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lisarov494059s wrote a review 04 May
Gauteng5 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed this unique experience celebrating my husband’s birthday in April. Breathtakingly beautiful with amazing photos taken
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Date of experience: April 2022
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taniaku2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
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I booked Bill Harrop's Hot Air Balloon safari trip for my family last year as an Easter surprise for them in 2022! Arriving there while it was still dark already added to the sense of excitement and adventure we were about to experience. Watching the hot air balloons growing in size as they filled up with air was magical, as if the crew were getting ready to shoot a movie. My family was lucky enough to be part of a crew that was taken care of by Tracy, a pilot with 42 years experience. As dawn arrived, the sun stretched its rays across the entire Magalies River Valley, exhibiting the exquisite beauty of the natural mountain and lake scenery to us. The hot air balloon trip was a spectacular experience for my entire family that would become a fond memory of ours long into the future. Many thanks to the Bill Harrop's excellent hot air balloon team that made us feel extra special!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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