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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
+27 11 705 3201
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Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
+27 11 705 3201
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spectacular bucket list item! 5 stars all round from booking to reception to flight and landing and then to breakfast. We were entertained by the charming Bill Harrop himself who welcomed us with delicious coffee prior to departure. Our Australian pilot was friendly and experienced...More

Thank Tracigvr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the most wonderful way to spend a (very early) Sunday morning. We took our teenage kids too and we were all totally surprised and in awe. There are no words to describe it. It's a must !

Thank nicci h
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of ten, and this experience was fun from start to finish! Bill was our pilot and we had a few nervous fliers.......he put everyone at ease with his professionalism and sense of humor. The views were unbelievable, and the ride very...More

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was lucky enough to win 2 tickets for this as part of "Welcome to Jozi" with 94.7FM radio. This was an outstanding experience - the knowledge and interaction of the team looking after you is in itself memorable but if your lucky enough to be...More

Thank Rhys O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this for my husband's 50th and it was spectacular! It poured with rain the day before but on the day it was clear blue sky. Well worth every penny. Amazing experience, professional, beautiful, excellent staff and service. And great breakfast. Highly recommended. Thank...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me just take this out of the way: the views are breathtaking and the ride was way smoother than i ever imagined it could be. Now, what really makes this attraction stand out among other similar places is this: The Staff is amazing and...More

Thank Lucas L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They don't keep their promise. We cancelled the return transport and asked about the refund and they said the office will "sort it out" but they never did and they didn't sent anybody to pick up us neither. so it's better to organize a personal...More

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience was everything I dreamed of & more!!! We had the best pilot & I flew in the pilot compartment! Staff were amazing. Breakfast was top class. Will recommend them to anybody Thanx guys

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bill's operation is top notch, down to every little detail! And we were fortunate enough to have the Man himself as our pilot on our flight. From the tea at check in, to the inflight experience (professional, yet funny demeanor put our fearful fliers at...More

Thank fortreuss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth flying...tht too with the welcome and affection with the awesome vegetarian breakfast the citations and to top it all the Australian pilot....AWED

Thank arun g
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Khamir K
Hi Everyone... I am planning a visit to South Africa in the month of may'16...and would like to take up some adventure activities...but I am advised that the temperatures will be cold and these kind of adventures would not be advisable or would be closed during these times. Is it so...? is this activity dependent on weather during May? kindly share your views, as adventure activities is one of the main reasons for me planning the trip. Thanks and Regards, Khamir Kamdar
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
what is the minimal age for the ride? I have two kids (7 and 10). thanks
18 March 2015|
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Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
The minimum age for passengers in balloons shared with other parties is generally 6 to 7 years old. This is because under that age children are generally found not to be able to see over the side of the basket which... More
Hello , I would like to ask about the transfer :) if we want to do the balloon sarari so we have to book one night accommodation in Magaliesburg ? or we can stay for example in Pretoria and come for the safari ? Please let me know we would be very helpful for planning our trip Thank you .
8 March 2015|
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Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
Hello AOUL, Thank you for your interest in Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris. We are situated on the R560 about one hour’s drive to the west of the centre of Pretoria. You will be able to see our exact location by... More