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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

My husband booked this for my birthday. It was THE best birthday present ever! Everyone made us very welcome, we had a fabulous balloon ride followed by a glass of bubbly. We got certificates and lovely lapel pins. On the way back to our Lodge our driver did a short game drive and we saw a pride of lions. A morning and an event we will never forget! - Karen Moon Maestri & William McDonald


The Hot Air Balloon ride was a wonderful experience. Marty was not only an excellent pilot, but also funny and friendly. The scenery and the sunrise were gorgeous. We saw many animals. After the flight, we had champagne and a wonderful buffet breakfast. - Marilyn Cavarretta


Fantastic experience, so tranquil. I wish it could have been a longer flight. Removed one item from my bucket list and added it right back on. Highly recommend to all. Anyone thinking of climbing into a hot air basket you need to do it! Thanks to the entire team! - Amy Minter


Amazing !!! Our pilot was incredible and had amazing skill. The scenery was awe inspiring!! Thoroughly recommend this experience - Neil Lythgoe - Pal #347


The experience was awesome. My husband of 3 days then...nearly peed in his pants ...not because he was scared but oozed with excitement!!! .It was a first for him. Pick up was on time. Very friendly guide. Pilot gave valuable information .Safari over all was amazing..Will recommend your institution gladly. Thank you for being part of my memorable honeymoon. - Nabuweyah May




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