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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

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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...more
Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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All reviews bucket list amazing experience early morning from start to finish hot air whole experience delicious breakfast balloon ride once in a lifetime porridge on arrival his team biscuits bad weather felt safe champagne breakfast watch the sunrise
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was an amazing experience. The Pilot was experienced and knew so much about the area. The views were breath talking and the service was excellent. The breakfast served was really really nice. Thank you for a beautiful experience. I will recommend this to anyone.

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Thank TanyaS3286
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hot air balloon ride over the Magalies Valley. Many, many years ago (very early 90's) one of the Bill Harrop Hot Air Balloons landed in our fields. I was visiting my dad and we went down to assist. I've seen the balloons go overhead since...More

Thank Monita l
Reviewed 1 week ago

After missing our original flight time on Sunday, Bill and Mary Harrop tried everything in their power to assist us to bringing a balloon back down so we could experience the flight. This was very refreshing as most companies these days wouldn't have assisted in...More

Thank KeaganP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a truly amazing adventure. The views were breathtaking, will most definitely do it again. The staff were friendly and our pilot Mark was great and was most professional.

Thank Connector821567
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you for an unforgettable day. The staff and crew were friendly an efficient and made this a memorable trip.

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Thank nicoleneaburger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Professional, organised and a lot of fun! Pilots, staff and of course Bill each added their own personal touch to what was an amazing experience. We certainly ticked off a bucket list item in style - and glad we did so with Bill Harrop and...More

Thank Tommahawk38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the privilege to do a hot air balloon safari for his birthday. The whole experience was amazing! The people are professional and friendly and you feel super safe. Harmen was a great pilot and made the morning even more fun....More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

It was a lot of fun and a unique experience. Our pilot was Mark and he was great, a very nice guy. He explained how everything worked and took us up on a cool ride. After we had champagne and then went for breakfast. The...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

a magnificent and memorable balloon ride - experience of a lifetime, I would highly recommend them for anyone wanting a hot air balloon experience

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Thank D2610YKsamanthab
Reviewed 29 August 2018

One of the most amazing and unforgettable experiences we have ever done. The Pilot, Flip, is an amazing and informative person. Going up 2600 feet above the ground is just , just an amazing feeling. On landing we were spoiled with Champagne,,,, The remarkable breakfast...More

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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
3 December 2017|
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.
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