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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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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.
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Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
+27 11 705 3201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't recommend this company enough! They go above and beyond to make your experience one to remember. Well and truly worth the money.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was absolutely blown away by the warmth from everyone that works there, the amazing views from the balloon ride and the bang for buck - Worth every cent! You get soo much for what you pay for

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a new experience to make everlasting memories, beautiful scenery and good food then this is it!! We couldn't have chosen a better way to spend our first year wedding anniversary. Thanks Bill Harrop's and team. Keep up the great work.

Thank Jody G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most spectacular morning Ballooning. Must do adventure when staying at Johannesburg. Great family outing.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I received the Magaliesberg Safari Flight as an unexpected gift from the Bill Harrop's team, I was amazed by their generosity and looked forward to the flight, with no idea of what to expect. It more than met my expectations, from the warm welcome, morning...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove 2h from Joburg to this Balloon Safari. In the beginning, everybody was very polite. Due to some lack of wind, we couldn't fly. They waited some time and he hoped but we just couldn't. A shame, really. My mother was in the car,...More

Thank ThaisaBarreto
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Thaisa, It is a pity that you were offended by a comment made in friendly jest. Perhaps this may have been due to you not understanding the nuances of our language and famously enjoyed humour. I think this is because you also did not...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was really a once in lifetime experience. The staff were friendly but and made sure that the experience was one to remember. Incredible! Amazing! The views were spectacular.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Arriving at 6Am it was thrilling to watch the big striped balloons being inflated while sipping coffee. Then 18 of us and our genial pilot Marc drifted off over the Magaliesberg range and Hartebeespoort Dam for an hour, before landing on a flat bed trailer...More

Thank goldy61
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Had a blast with Bill and his staff from the moment we entered the gate. Well organized and great entertainment definitely worth it, a lot of passion and effort for your experience. Loved it would recommend.

Thank gerrieo2016
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Our company decided to take the team on a hot air balloon experience and it was amazing. It surpassed all expectations and we were thoroughly entertained by our host. Our pilot, a woman, landed us gracefully and gently onto the back of a trailer, which...More

Thank tanyam106
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Tanya, Sorry BUT as far as we support the LGBTX communities' right to free expression, none of our pilots X-dress as far as I am aware. I shall discuss it with Marc(elle) Brad(lene) Harmen(ea) and David(a)! OR perhaps you were kind and inspired enough...More

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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
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
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