1. South Africa
  2. North West
  3. Pilanesberg Nature Reserve

Pilanesberg National Park/Sun City Hot Air Balloon Safari

Product ID: 212910
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Take an incredible balloon flight over the Savannah as you seek out lions, giraffes, and hundreds of other creatures. Experience this bountiful ecosystem from a unique aerial perspective as you explore the Pilanesberg National Park from above.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 4 hours
Starting time 4:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

The reception of your hotel or lodge

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  • Take an incredible morning balloon flight over the National Park
  • Admire the spectacular views of the landscape and wildlife below
  • Keep your eyes peeked for rhinos, lions, leopards, giraffe, and more
  • Enjoy round-trip transfer in an open safari vehicle from your hotel
  • Eat a delicious English breakfast at a private lodge after the flight
Full description
After being collected in the early morning by a registered field guide, travel in an open safari vehicle from your respective hotels at Sun City Resort or lodges in Pilanesberg area to the Pilanesberg National Park. Day visitors can be collected from Bakubung Gate. The transfer through the park takes approximately 1 hour as the balloon launch site is situated in the center.

At the launch site, be met by the pilot and crew who will proceed to give a briefing. Climb into a 1.2m high basket and commence your unforgettable journey that lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Experience the finest way of viewing the wildlife of the Pilanesberg National Park including 'the big 5':  lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephants.

On landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and orange juice to celebrate the flight. The field guide will then transport you back through the Pilanesberg National Park to a private lodge, where a full English breakfast will be served. Each guest will receive a first flight certificate signed by the Pilot. After breakfast, you will be transferred back to your hotel or lodge. The total duration of this activity is approximately 5 hours.
  • Collection from your hotel at Sun City Resort or Lodges in Pilanesberg (excluding Black Rhino Lodge)
  • 1-hour flight in a hot air balloon
  • Sparkling wine and orange juice on landing
  • Full English Breakfast at a Private Lodge
What’s Not Included
  • Accommodation
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• For safety reasons, persons fewer than 1.2 meters tall are not permitted to fly
• This activity is extremely weather dependent and you will be contacted the day before departure to confirm the schedule
• Guests are required to be reasonably fit, as they are required to climb into a 1.2-meter high balloon basket and must be able to crouch down upon landing
• This is a shared flight with other tour guests

From US$ 341.79 per person

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Product ID: 212910