Hot Air Balloon Flights
A UNIQUE SAFARI OPTION
Pilanesberg is the only South African wildlife park where balloon flights take place
Experiencing the Pilanesberg Wildlife Park from a hot air balloon is an incredibly tranquil and memorable experience. The balloon travels with the wind so there’s no turbulence or sense of movement and the only noise you will hear is the periodic firing of the burner.
The elevated view from the balloon allows you to appreciate the magnificence of Pilanesberg. It will also give you a great view over the herds of antelope, buffalo and elephant and of the crocodile which are sometimes only visible from the air.
A hot air balloon excursion comprises a one-hour flight over the reserve, celebratory glasses of sparkling wine after landing, a full breakfast at a hotel restaurant – and a souvenir first-flight certificate. Transportation to and from the flight location in the centre of Pilanesberg is included.
Flights start early in the morning when it can be quite cold, and approximately 5 hours needs to be allowed for the full experience. Naturally, flights are weather-dependent.
Non-flying – ‘following’ – guests can be accommodated, by prior arrangement.
Children over the age of 12 and taller than 1.2m high are welcome. Children not able to fly will be cared-for and entertained back at Savannah Lodge.
A balloon flight is included in the price of Platinum and Gold safari vacations and can be added to Silver and Self Catering weeks.
Prices are approximate and will be confirmed on booking:
330 USD / 295 EUR per person