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Hot Air Balloon Safari

Sun City

Activity Description

Join us on a once in a lifetime experience! We have Hot Air Balloon Safaris launching from the centre of Pilanesberg National Park.
Guests are collected early morning by a registered field guide, in an open safari vehicle from their respective hotels at Sun City Resort or lodges in Pilanesberg area. Day visitors can be collected from Bakubung Gate. The transfer through the park takes approximately an hour as the balloon launch site is situated in the center of the Pilanesberg National Park. At the launch site the guests will be met by the pilot and crew, who will proceed to give a briefing. Guests will then embark in a 1,2 metre high basket and commence on an unforgettable experience that lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour. This will undoubtedly be the finest way of viewing the inhabitants of the Pilanesberg National Park. On landing, guests will be served with sparkling wine and orange juice in celebration of the flight. The field guide will then convey the guests through the Pilanesberg National Park to a private lodge, where a full English breakfast will be enjoyed. Each guest will receive a first flight certificate signed by the Pilot. On completion of breakfast, guests will be returned to their respective hotels. The total duration of this activity is approximately ±5 hours.

VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE! This activity is extremely weather dependent and a minimum of 4 people are required for the flight to take place. It is advisable that guests book 2 or 3 consecutive mornings as a back up plan.

Arrangements

Duration6 hours
WhenSeven days a week, year round, subject to availability and weather. Closed on New Years Day 01 January.
WhereSun City Resort & Pilanesberg area
WeatherThis activity is extremely weather dependent.
What to WearWarm outdoor clothing, neutral colors & comfortable walking shoes. The early morning transfer into the park is cold year round, therefore please bring jacket/jersey. In winter (May-Aug) beanies/scarf & gloves also recommended.
Things to BringCamera and a set of binoculars.
Guests or SpectatorsGuests wanting to follow only (not fly) can be accommodated on request. "Following guests" can only be booked with our office and must be booked at least 48 hours prior. The "following rate" is available on request and is inclusive of the Game Drive and breakfast at the lodge.

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height1.2 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions1 hour flight in a Hot Air Balloon in the Pilanesberg National Park, sparkling wine and orange juice on landing and a full English Breakfast at a Private Lodge within the Pilanesberg National Park.
ExclusionsMinimum of 4 people is required for the flight to take place.

Notes

This activity is extremely weather dependent and a minimum of 4 people are required to fly. It is advisable that guests book 2 or 3 consecutive mornings as a back up plan.

Exact departure time will only be confirmed by the Gametrackers Tour Coordinator directly with guests, the evening before the flight between 17h30 and 18h00.

For safety reasons, persons less than 1.2m tall are not permitted to fly. Guests are to be reasonably fit, as they are required to climb into a 1.2-metre high balloon basket and be able to crouch down on their haunches on landing.

Balloon reservation form must be completed at least 48 hours prior to flight booked.

Our desk can be contacted on 0711950337 until 22:00.

Customer Reviews

We loved the ride. Best one In Sun City. They're very profissional. I felt safe, happy and the price was fair. Must do! - KALINA COHEN


The whole experience was absolutely amazing. This was from the early morning, freezing cold pick up and drive to the breakfast. The pilot made the passengers feel at home and more importantly safe. Marty was informative and got on with everyone with his relaxed yet professional approach. The game ride home with Lize was relaxed and she took the time to ensure we saw as much as possible. She was also highly professional and informative. Overall a wonderful experience! - Ellis Craig


We had a wonderful experience flying over Pilanesberg! The team was great, responsible and fun. The breakfast afterwards was amazing. Thanks for all! - Michaela Meier


Amazing experience, loved it, unfortunately we didn't see many animals but what we saw was brilliant. Thank you - Sally Foster- Pal#116


This was an amazing experience. We saw heaps of animals in the early morning on the way to the balloon, The balloon flight was sublime and such a beautiful way to experience the park. I would highly recommend it and I loved every minute of it! - Helen Connolly &Justin McMillan




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