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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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  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“hot air” (15 reviews)
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Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic, professional and extremely well run. Would do it again and have strongly recommended Bill Harrops to all my friends and family. If you are going to go hot air ballooning then use Bill Harrops Original Balloon Safaris

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always dreamt to Go Hot Air Ballon riding and today My dream came true. Awesome from the moment I Was picked up , Great drive by our Driver Eric,tO the lauching site , Where wE were Welcomed by a nice mini breakfast , nice Tea,Coffee...More

Thank Nathalie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must adventure once in a lifetime. Save up, and take your family on this incredible and unforgettable trip. Create memories with your loved ones, and remember your camera!!!

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Vic, Thank you for your great review and sharing it with fellow TA readers. If you have the chance, please share your pictures with us too. May your special memories live with you for many a year. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a beautiful Saturday morning in Feb we joined our captain Marc for a truly amazing experience in a basket. We were instructed exactly what we needed to do, and having a few anxious passengers aboard, we listened with both ears!!! Wonderful weather conditions, a...More

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Carolvan, Always a pleasure to share our enthusiasm for this wondeous from of transport. Thank YOU for taking the time to share your joy with the TA community. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a group of 18 Danish clients here this morning and they enjoyed the trip so much. Well done to the flight crew, operations team, admin team and the catering guys. This was realy great. We will be back.More

Thank Andre Y
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Andre, Seems like my aim to have a company that is profitable, sustainable and can almost run without me is bearing fruit as I was away on a marketing trip in India at the time of your visit! Sorry I missed some great fun...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience is an absolute must. Words fail me. It was absolutely awesome, I was in heaven or close to it.

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Thank Berri M
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Berri, Thank you for your 5 star review. Appologies for late response but was off on a marketing trip to India. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after several cancellations due to high winds we finally had our flight. I enjoyed it very much and would love to try again.More

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Thank Jesper R
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jesper, Please excuse my late reply, but the past 3 weeks I was away on a (most successful) marketing trip to India. I am glad that you felt that “hanging in there” with multiple trys it was worth the while. Thank you for your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing to add.....the experience was was amazing, professional and well organized. As a family it was true memorable bucket list event.

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Natasha, Thank you for your encouraging comment. I trust you and your family will continue to recount these iconic memories many many times in the furure. My best wishes to you all, Bill Harrop

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Deepti M
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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msouza23
18 March 2015|
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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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