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Drakensberg Ballooning offers scenic hot air balloon flights over KwaZulu-Natal with panoramic views stretching from the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Giants Castle in the Southern Drakensberg.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Glen Gray Farm, Winterton 3340, South Africa
+27 82 352 5516
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Drakensberg Ballooning Getting up at 4.45am in winter to get to the launching pad was so well worth it. I was very excited and at the same time anxious because it was my first time in a hot air balloon. On reaching the launching pad...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Premi N
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The rural setting and open landscape makes for a fantastic environment for views over the Drakensberg. The day we went was a little hazy due to the burning of fire breaks, so avoid winter if possible, where the air is clearer and views ore spectacular....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Adventurer-xyz
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Hello All, What can I say, except that ballooning on Saturday, 2 June 2018 with David was spectacular!! We loved every single minute of the experience. We left from Durban at 3h3am and drove through to Winterton, arriving at 6am....it was very chilly, but we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank WayneS2786
Reviewed 23 May 2018

What a way to start the day! Soaring silently above the clouds taking in the breath-taking views around you as you slowly creep higher and higher into the sky. An awesome set-up, we were greeted on a very chilly morning with an assortment of hot...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Donna-Leigh M
Reviewed 12 April 2018

What an awesome experience. The weather was perfect. It was the most memorable experience of our life, definitely a tick on our bucket list. Thank you Dave you are the best, all the organisation that morning were excellent, they were on time, everything run smoothly,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Petra152
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We had tried last year to go ballooning near Kruger, but the weather was wrong. On our second trip to South Africa we decided to try the Drakensbergs. I'm glad we did. First time in a hot air balloon. Normally we do not like heights,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank JazboOttawa
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Hello, I must write this as the experience my girlfriend and I had did not live up to our expectations at all. First, I must say, that flying in a Hot Air Balloon is a pretty nice experience. Very smooth and gentle flight with a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
12  Thank jdilg85
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We had a fantastic morning with Danie and his team in early 2016! We will never forget such an amazing experience. To fly over such beautiful landscape was one of the highlights of our trip and we loved our first experience in a hot air...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank AndrewP770
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Over priced, nonchalant guide, moved no more than 200 metres, static for 10 minutes of the hour, with no explanation as to why. If this is due to the weather, then we should have been told and made a meaningful decision whether worth going up,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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David M, Manager at Drakensberg Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

The Magic of Ballooning is that no flight is the same as any other. The wind dictates where you are going. High wind speeds result in fast landings where the basket turns on it side during the landing and is dragged along until the envelope...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016

First time up in a balloon and an amazing experience for that alone. We had very little wind so did not travel far and the views to ground were not very inspiring. However cloud cover which on the face of it was quite disappointing meant...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Eugene D
13 December 2017|
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Response from David M | Property representative |
The normal cost is R2400 per person in a sharing basket – minimum of 3 people A private flight for 2 costs R8000 – available Monday to Friday only Please consult our website for details of the Ballooning flight. Your need... More
17 September 2016|
Response from David M | Property representative |
Current prices for 2017 R2300 per person in a sharing basket A private flight for two - R7500
22 September 2015|
Response from David M | Property representative |
2017 pricing R2300 per person in a sharing basket A private flight for two - R7500