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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, orange juice and breakfast canapes. Each guest will receive a first flight certificate signed by the Pilot. After a mini game drive, 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 backup plan.

NOTE: Park/Levy Fee is not included in your activity price/booking. Please tick the box that says “INCLUDE COMPULSORY Park/Levy Fees”


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.


Minimum Age7 years
Minimum Height0.0 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, orange juice and breakfast canapes.
ExclusionsMinimum of 4 people is required for the flight to take place.


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 backup plan.

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

Please note that there is an age restriction of 7 years for this activity. 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.
Due to safety reasons, pregnant women are not able to do this activity

The balloon reservation form must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the flight booked.

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


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Customer Reviews

It was a truly memorable and fantastic experience. Right from the hotel pickup with Peter, everything ran like clockwork. The drive through the park, ponchos were provided to keep us warm and then we got to the balloon site. The balloon ride itself was brilliant, the 2 pilots first class, made us feel safe and explained everything really well including the safety demo for landing. We rode for over an hour, amazing views and then the landing extremely smooth. We had our glass of champagne in a truly surreal setting and then a lovely breakfast.,it really made our holiday. - Ian

Hot air ballooning is such an incredible experience. Unfortunately the animals seemed to have banded together and stayed out of sight while we were drifting above! We were lucky enough to see some zebras and were able to take some awesome photos. Highly recommend! - Hempstead-

Highly recommend. Captain was awesome! Ride was smooth and champagne and breakfast also wonderful. - Nancy

It was an absolute magical experience, from our pick up at the lodge until the drop off it was amazing. Have no words to describe it, we did it as a family outing and we all enjoyed it to the max. When we were in the air we spotted leopards and even after the landing they tried to bring us to the place. After that we had champagne and breakfast. - Renate

Very nice experience one should do it - Friends

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