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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

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Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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US$220,23*
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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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  • Poor1%
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Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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"balloon ride"
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"delicious breakfast"
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"champagne breakfast"
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"amazing experience"
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"breathtaking views"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just the perfect day out, pick up and drop off arranged for us, friendly experienced staff and yummy food, not to mention the bubbles, can't fault this service and experience. Views of the cradle of humankind ❤️

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Reuben, Ain’t we lucky to be in such an amazing business, giving folk great experiences that they enjoy right now and will remember and enthuse about them for ever? Glad we could be part of this for you. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable experience, Service and friendliness of staff was exceptional. Wonderful breakfast spread.

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mr & Mrs Gill, Thank you to, you two, too. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to the Team at Bill Harrop's. My partner and I had an amazing morning. We had no idea how quiet and still it would be up in the air. Everyone was awestruck at the beauty of the scenery. Our Pilot was most entertaining...More

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear “Coded” Odenisem, Glad we “surprised” and “wowed” you both to imbed a glorious lifelong memory. Thanks so much for sharing this with the TA Community. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the privilege of starting our honeymoon on Bill's Harrop's Ballon Safaris. It was an amazing adventure. The night before, our car Tyre punched and we decided not to go for flight, so when I called Bill (himself), at 23.00,he could not change my...More

Thank Sharmani M
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sharmani, We try to see things from our passengers’ perspective. I didn’t realise it was your honeymoon, but we always appreciate that ballooning is a very special occasion. When things go pear-shaped for our clients we always ask ourselves what would I like to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked online for a trip in a hot air balloon over the Magaliesberg. The online booking was quite simple and straightforward, and the reservation was confirmed shortly thereafter. The departure point is in Skeerpoort, near the Hartebeespoort Dam in the Magaliesberg. As it's always...More

Thank Frank F
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Frank, WOW! Thank you so much for your most detailed, and even more complimentary, review which I have shared with “everyone” here at Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris.. I shall ensure that all our team, especially Harmen, get due recognition. I like your suggestion...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience to be apart of; the team, the view, the food the everything from start to finish made this such a wonderful once in a life time experience that we may have to make it twice in our life- Thank you guys for...More

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cara, You almost GOT me there! All I could read in the notification was “Once in a life time . . . maybe” OMGosh! I thought, what have we done WRONG? Is this a FIVEsta or a DISAsta?? With trembling heart I opened and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today’s Balloon flight has been the best experience ever. All the staff were absolutely fabulous and professional. Truly a breathtaking experience I would highly recommend.

Thank Paula M
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Paula, WOW!! Now I’m the one being carried away with a comment like that. Thank you indeed. Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent flight with captain Bill So exciting so adventurous, captain Bill was so professional and skillful So friendly and kind Highly recommended this tour with captain BillMore

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

Dear Ladan, I thank you so much for the “personal” praise, but I can’t function without a most dedicated team, behind, in front and beside me. So, if I may, I would once again like to publicly thank all of the good folk at Bill...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the best experience ever, if you are near Johannesburg or Pretoria you should definetely include this in your itinerary. The view is awesome!, the crew is beyond kind, Captain Garry was incredible and the food was delicious. I really enjoyed the trip. Greetings...More

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

Dear Lina, Thank you so much for your most positive and encouraging comments which I shall pass on to the relevant staff. It is always apleasure to share our passion for what we do and make amazing memories. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We did the Magliesburg sunrise flight and everything from arrival, to the flight and the final brunch where very High quality and We felt very safe. Thanks for making us feel so welcome. We felt the passion for sharing balloon flight experience. We recommend highly.

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

Dear Susan B, Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us such a good review. It is most gratifying to see that we are getting the message across and sharing our passion. 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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