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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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Magaliesburg Balloon Safari from Johannesburg
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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
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+27 11 705 3201
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing just amazing. Don't question it... just do it. Well organized. Friendly. Experience was amazing. Food was great too. We were lucky enough to have the legend himself as our "pilot" and what fun it was. If you go in winter just dress warm- very...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

An experience and hospitality second to none. Way beyond any expectation...... ☆☆☆☆☆ Thank you Captain Bill and his wife Mary along with all the crew at Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris for a wonderful morning that we will never forget. We were the six QANTAS...More

Thank mrhelidude
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 am on a July Sunday in the Magaliesberg - and not even the cold and dark can dampen another fabulous " ascension unto the aether" with Bill Harrop! Welcomed with hot beverages, it's fascinating to watch the colourful balloons come to life in front...More

Thank smilg
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Smilg, Good to have you aboard again. Overlooking the panorama of the Cradle of Humankind, isn’t it fascinating to ponder that somewhere beneath that terrain could be the link between Prof. Lee Burger’s discovery of Homo Naledi, and modern humans? The gap narrows. ....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the top of the list thing we have done together...I enjoyed he ride and the fellow explorers also made it fun..our pilot Marc the Great..for you to understand you need to be on that ride..the breakfast after was also great..try the...More

Thank tumidho
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tumidho, May I thank you for your accolade. Good people, good food, good pilot, AND porridge. Hope to see you, and your friends, some day soon again. Kind regards, BNill Harrop

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great outdoor adventure for the early birds, complete with coffee, rusks and champagne afterwards! Highly recommended!

Thank _ceciliavdm11
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cecil, Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. Sorry we were not able to give you 100% but we are always on the lookout to fine tune the fine tuning. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst staying close by at De Hoek, Country Hotel we made the early morning drive out to Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris. About a 45 minute drive from De Hoek, so it requires an early rise to get to the launch point at 6:15am. But...More

Thank MattandLeaAbroad
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Matt and Lea, Wish I could write like that! My flabber has not been so gasted for a while. I have nothing to add but my grateful thanks for your spending the time to write such a great review which I shall share with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This event was fantastic. We had a senior citizen, a 42 year old and 2 teenagers in our group. The flight was flawless and we were surrounded by mountains. We saw African animals as we floated in the air. The whole trip lasted 1.5 hours....More

Thank ckbucks
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CK, One and a half hours!! Just 2 days before, I had issued a memo to pilots to keep the “company promise” to fly for about an hour. Pure good business sense. Then on your day, I (da Boss) flew the longest duration flight...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I have gone Ballooning in the Masai Mara and the Serengeti National Park before going with Bill Harrop's, I must say that Bill and his team are very slick at what they do and they run a professional and organised Balloon Safari,...More

Thank Andrewschoeman
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andrew, It is very heartening to receive such accolades from one who is truly experienced in the intrepid art of ballooning, especially about the total experience from the first “hello” to the “see you soon again”. I will pass on your comments to our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a couple do experience Ballooning fir the first time, what an excellent experience. It must definitely be on anyones bucket list of to do's. Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Facilities clean and in excellent condition. The breakfast after is the best...More

Thank Carelfdp
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Carel, Thank you for your kind comments and recommendation. I like the reference to “first time”. It sounds as if you have put this experience back on your bucket list? We are certainly looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent experience will definitely come back and recommend ! . Very professional staff and pilot !

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Thank Pieter C
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pieter, Thank you for your “5 Star Review”. Looking forward to seeing you again, soon, in a balloon. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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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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msouza23
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
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AOUS_Salloum
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
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