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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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US$196,54*
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Sunrise Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg
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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 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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Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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"bucket list"
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"amazing experience"
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"hot air"
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"delicious breakfast"
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"champagne toast"
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"oats"
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"breathtaking views"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"afraid of heights"
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"balloon flight"
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"porridge"
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"an absolute"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When visiting Iwamanzi game lodge in South Africa, we took a short trip to take this amazing balloon ride. What an adventure.. beautiful views of mountains and animals. We were treated with champagne after the flight and then a delicious brunch. The staff was fantastic,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly picked this company off the internet. The experience was beyond my expectations. The team is EXCEPTIONAL in their service delivery! We delft like we were with long time friends during the entire time. Thank you for a memory that will last a lifetime!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional. Lovely venue. Great crew. Breakfast hit the spot. Special play for kids allowing them to deflate the air balloon

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My joyous day indeed!! Bill Haroop and his team; Pilots and ground staff and Bill himself make the Balloon Safari memorable morning for sure. Safari starts from beautiful estate in the morning. During the course Pilot takes you through the subtle techniques of Balloon flying...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

It was a wonderful experience for my wife's birthday. From start to finish everything was very professional and friendly. The Pilots (aeronautics) were top class. The whole experience was well worth every penny and is highly recommended

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Dear John, Thank you so much for your recommendations. It’s always a pleasure to become part of the “Many Happy Returns” traditional birthday salutation. Maybe we will see you return for a flight with us on another iconic day? Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

it was overall a very memorable and amazing experience with the most friendly staff i have ever met.

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Dear Mmmmichael, We all love what we do . . . which is to share our passion for ballooning with our guests. Thank you for making OUR day. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Brought our team on an incentive. Awesome experience. Glorious service, excellent amenities, passionate crew! Thank you!

Thank Claudia C
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Claudia, Eight very telling words! Thank you so much. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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grits4
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
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310deeptim
3 December 2017|
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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.
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Khamir K
25 March 2016|
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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
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