Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris
If you’re going to do it, do it in style!
Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris is South Africa’s biggest and longest established Balloon Airline.
Whether it is a romantic flight for 2 in a small private balloon, or a party for 18 adventurers in one of the biggest balloons in the world, or a corporate adventure for 142, Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris is the preferred choice for safe, reliable, quality fun.
We will meet you just before sunrise at our Skeerpoort base (50 Kms North-west of Sandton and Johannesburg's northern suburbs) where you will enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee whilst the crew prepare the huge colourful balloons for flight in the calm and stable morning air.
Quaff champagne as you go and enjoy what some describe as "the closest thing to heaven known to man" - the "magical experience" of lazily drifting with the wind in a hot air balloon, on a fascinating sightseeing flight over the Magalies River Valley and nearby Hartebeespoort Dam area.
After landing, which can be most fun of all, your ground crew who have been following in the "retrieve vehicle" will collect you and drive you back to our beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant where our catering team have freshly cooked a delectable champagne breakfast. You will also be awarded a "citation for bravery" with due ceremony.
Professional pilots, attentive crew, immaculately maintained equipment, 5 aviation safety awards, make this longest established licensed Balloon Airline in Southern Africa the choice of the well informed discerning individual traveller or corporate group.