Hot-Air Ballooning

Hot-Air Ballooning

Experience the wonder of a lighter-than-air flight over the Lowveld game areas adjoining the Kruger National Park and experience ballooning at its best.

Flights take place over Kapama Game Reserve and other lodges and reserves with suitable terrain, and the experienced pilots and guides ensure a safe, enjoyable and informative adventure over 'Big Five' country.

Service providers: Hot-Air Ballooning

  • Bill Harrop's Original Balloon SafarisWaterberg Region - Bela-Bela
    Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

    Bill Harrop´s "Original" Balloon Safaris has been operating as a legally licensed balloon Air Transport Service since 1981.

    You're sipping fine champagne while hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesberg range, just 45 km north of Johannesburg's northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world.

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    PO Box 67 Randburg, 2125, South Africa
    Tel.: 11 705 3201, Fax: 11 705 3203
    E-mail:, Website:
  • GwalagwalaMopani Region - Maruleng

    A stunning way to view both scenery and game, this will be a unique adventure. From the slowly drifting vantage point of a hot air balloon you can experience wild life from a different perspective. A most invigorating experience.

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    P.O. Box 1499 Hoedspruit 1380
    Tel.: 27 15 793-3491, Mobile: 27 83 701 2490, Fax: 27 15 793-0535
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  • Kwenga Safari LodgeMopani Region - Maruleng
    kwenga safari lodge

    Early morning and evening game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Safari vehicles and together with Guided foot Safaris are included in the quoted rates.

    Walks and drives are conducted by qualified Rangers. Sundowners are enjoyed at various breathtaking scenic spots.

    All of our staff at Umhlametsi are experienced, qualified and dedicated to the conservation of the Reserve. You are encouraged to experience a bush walk where you will be amazed by the intricate wonders of the African bush.

    This is where the Umhalmetsi experience is so different and dedicated. The Rangers point out not only the Big 5 but all the other fascinating components of the Fauna and Flora that are often overlooked.

    Accommodation is also available!

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    P.O. Box 435, Hoedspruit, 1380
    Tel.: 11 678 5771, Fax: 11 678 7725
    E-mail:, Website:
  • Otter den White Water RaftingMopani Region - Maruleng
    Otter den White Water Rafting

    Otters Den is an ideal base from which to plan visits to attractions in the Hoedspruit area, but why go away if you can stay in your own island paradise?

    We offer fully catered accommodation and a variety of activities for nature lovers or adventure seekers. Whether you prefer more peaceful pursuits like birding and hiking, or the romance and excitement of Hot Air Ballooning, our qualified and experienced staff will arrange it.

    Accommodation is also available.

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    Hoedspruit, Drakensberg, Near To Krunger National Park
    Tel.: 15 795 5488, Fax: 15 795 5488 Website:
  • River Lodge & hot air ballooningSekhukhune Region - Maruleng
    River Lodge & hot air ballooning

    Every morning at sunrise,our balloons depart from launch sites in the Hoedspruit area. Come aboard for an experience of a lifetime.

    Experience the magic of lighter-than-air flight over the private nature reserves adjoining the Kruger National Park, or over the Lowveld section of the Blyde River near Otters Den River Lodge.

    Our pilots and guides will ensure a safe, enjoyable and informative adventure that will be one of the highlights of your visit to the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere.

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    Tel.: 87 806 2079 , Website: