Drakensberg Ballooning
Drakensberg Ballooning
4.5
5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Monday
5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Tuesday
5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Friday
5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Sunday
5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
About
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.
Winterton, South Africa

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Biona Juman
Durban, South Africa58 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Skilled staff/owners with attention to detail. Knowledgeable with hours of flight experience, shared a lot of information about the surrounding area. Champagne at landing site and breakfast was a added bonus.
Written 18 October 2023
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WKLeigh
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
The communication beforehand was excellent. The staff were very friendly and professional and our pilot was very knowledgeable. Bucket list item ticked off. Would highly recommend it, the flight was fantastic
Written 30 April 2023
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Savannah
5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
What an amazing experience!
I drove 4 hours to Drakensberg Ballooning to surprise my mum for one of her bucket list items (hot air ballooning)
The team were able to keep the entire thing a surprise until the following morning were we walked down to the launch site.
We had the coolest pilot! She absolutely loves what she does and she stays very professional. Really enjoyed how she gave information about the landscapes and history!
Most insane sunrise I've seen in many years!!! Thanks Tay and team! Highly recommended!
Written 18 March 2023
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Lynds
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
Really disappointing service!

We had booked a private flight and had this confirmed, unfortunately after chasing for a month to receive and pay the invoice to confirm the flight, they told us that a private flight was no longer available and they couldn't booked it.

I wouldn't have minded if this was communicated, but to of confirmed the booking, to of received an incorrect invoice for a shared flight and then to of been chasing for a monthnand unreliable.
Written 15 February 2023
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Chanel vdA
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
Ianthé was an exceptional pilot. She was so friendly and informative. We loved waking up early to watch the balloon filling experience with coffee in hand and then getting to silently soar above the birds, fields and dams with the beautiful Drakensberg in the background.
Written 21 December 2022
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Georgia Viljoen
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Friends
Mind blowing experience, with the best pilot, Ianthe! The views are incredible and the atmosphere amazing. Definitely a must!
Written 15 December 2022
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Ron
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
Great experience and fantastic safari flight! Hospitality was magnificient with Tay as our captain. Thanks a lot for the flight and the fantastic breakfast in a beautiful scenery
Written 12 October 2022
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sonet smit
28 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
What an unbelievable experience, one for the books! The organizing of this trip was easy and hassle-free. Ianthé is a very experienced pilot and she made us feel very safe and relaxed. Take off was on time and the trip very scenic. We had a perfect landing with sparkling wine and a scrumptious breakfast afterwards. I will definitely recommend this company
Written 4 October 2022
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LeeAnn H
High Wycombe, UK17 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Loved our flight over a game farm and then Drakensberg farmland. What a way to watch the sun rise! Ianthe was a great pilot, experienced, informative and very friendly. Flew with my parents and our children and we all had a memorable experience.
Written 10 September 2022
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Kelly Woker
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Absolutely phenomenal, what an experience!! Loved every second! Flip was hilarious and a great pilot
Written 22 July 2022
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