Hot Air Balloons depart daily at sunrise including
weekends and public holidays, weather permitting.
The Hot Air Balloons depart daily from Skeerpoort
Balloon Field, which is very accessible from
Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounding areas, located
roughly 45 minutes from both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Hot Air Ballooning take place in the beautiful Magalies
River Valley which, incidentally, boasts some of the
safest and most reliable ballooning weather in the
Must we book in advance?
Yes, we need to check availability and we also need you
to give us information which includes the following:
The Hot Air
Balloons fly early, every morning of the week including
Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting and provided
we have a minimum of four people. Departure times for
the hot air balloons are confirmed when you book.
Why such early
The air needs to
be stable for the Hot Air Balloons, in other words very
gentle surface wind and no thermals. As the day heats up
thermals and wind generally get stronger.
How high does
the balloons fly:
The hot air
balloons are able to fly anything from a millimeter to a
How many people
can fit into one balloon:
The smallest hot air balloon takes between four and six
passengers and a pilot, the biggest hot air balloons can
take up to 18 passengers and a pilot. The hot air
balloon basket is divided into compartments where
generally 4 people can fit into a compartment.
There is also a private balloon which only takes two
passengers and the pilot - for the most romantic
Hot Air Ballooning Flight Duration:
Approximately one hour.
Hot Air Ballooning Excursion Duration:
3 to 4 hours (excluding hotel transfers which are
available on request).
Pre-flight coffee, tea and biscuits.
Sparkling wine served either in-flight or on landing.
Delectable Full English Champagne Breakfast after the
Hot Air Balloon flight.
Great photo and video opportunities.
The English Breakfast:
There is no
specific menu because this depends entirely as to what
is available at the time.
There is quite a variety
available, which makes it flexible for vegetarians or
special diets if necessary. Special menus can be
created on request.
Please let us know if any passengers require special
diets (vegetarian, non-alcohol etc.) so that we can try
to accommodate them.
Should be warm enough for the chilly early morning but
it should be “peelable” because the sun, excitement and
probably the champagne will soon warm you. “Country”
shoes and a hat are also recommended.
Hot Air Ballooning is suitable for adventurers from 7 –
70 (although the oldest passenger to date was 90 years
old). Participants should be nimble, be able to
jump unassisted from a height of 60cm and stand for the
duration of the flight.
The operator has been operating as a Legally Licensed
Balloon Air Transport Service since 1981. Only
qualified and experienced pilots are employed and over
five-thousand passengers a year are testimony to their
professional attitude in entertaining you to one of the
most memorable and enjoyable experiences of you life.
They run a fleet of six large balloons that can carry
between six and eighteen passengers each.
Minimum 2 (can be from different bookings), maximum 140.
Your camera and some extra film, or batteries for the
video, as ballooning offers some most spectacular photo
and movie opportunities.