Hot Air Ballooning – Pilanesberg (near Sun City)


Airtrackers Hot Air Balloon Safaris flies over the game-rich Pilanesberg National Park which is located about 1hr45 northwest of Johannesburg. The well known and popular Sun City holiday destination is on the boundary of the Pilanesberg National Park. The Pilanesberg National Park started in 1979 and offers the closest, best natural game viewing experience to Johannesburg. It supports the majority of naturally occurring South African mammals, including the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard), as well as a host of bird species. The park covers 55000 hectares of bushveld, hills and holds in its boundaries a 1200 000 000-year-old volcano.

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The Hot Air Balloon Flight
The Hot Air Balloon Safaris are every day in the early mornings with only the weather and number of passengers deciding when hot air balloon flights do not take place. Passengers are collected from hotel or lodge (this can be any of the Sun City hotels, or Pilanesberg lodges) and taken on a short game drive safari to the launch site within the Pilanesberg National Park.

Rates for the Pilanesberg Hot Air Balloon Safari (quoted in ZA Rands)
Jul 2019 – 30 Nov 2020
R 5000 per person (Minimum 4 passengers)
R 4100 per person (applicable to 2 x 30-minute flights for groups of 20 pax or more)
R 16500 – Exclusive flight for 2 passengers

* A minimum number of passengers is required to confirm a flight. Hot air balloon flights over Pilanesberg Game Reserve are popular, so booking is essential.

Rates include

Early morning collection from your hotel
Launch of the balloon from the center of Pilanesberg National Park
One hour hot air balloon flight drifting serenely over the Park
A sparkling wine celebration on landing
Full English breakfast at a nearby game lodge
A First Flight certificate signed by your Pilot
Return transfer to your hotel/lodge