Hot Air Ballooning

Magalies Tour & Rates

Magalies River Valley Scenic Balloon Safari

Tour Description Balloon Safaris and Balloon Rides with Bill Harrop. Selected as the preferred hot air balloon operator in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 2010-2011 promotions. Frequency: Balloons go up every morning including weekends, weather permitting. Flight Departure Point: Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris Skeerpoort Country Base in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site on the border of Gauteng and North West Province, near Hartebeesport Dam, 45 kilometers north-west of Johannesburg’s Northern suburbs. Minibus Transfers from various hotels can be arranged at an extra cost. View the “Flight area maps” here. Time: Just prior to sun-rise dependant on time of the year (see schedule below). Note that hotel transfers depart earlier to allow for travelling time. Hot Coffee, Tea, Biscuits and Muffins. Served as guests check in at our traditionally exquisite, well appointed Clubhouse Pavilion at sunrise. Flight Numbers are assigned and tickets are validated. Professional Crew Prepare the Balloons for Flight Guests watch from the comfort of the Pavilion and are called to board when the balloons are ready. The Captains give a safety briefing prior to take off. Flight duration: About one hour (dependant on conditions). Flight Landing Place: Always in the shadow of the basket (wherever that may be;-). South African champagne: Served in-flight or on landing while the crew pack up the balloon. Mini-bus Transfer back to our Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant for… Champagne Breakfast At Harrop’s fully licensed beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant. Freshly cooked, wide choice and beautifully presented. “Citations For Bravery” Presented with due ceremony. Depart for your next destination with a basket full of really special memories. MAGALIES HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR RATES from R1470 to R2150. Rates during 2015 will vary from R1470 to R2150 per person (including Vat.) depending on:
  • the Package,
  • the season and
  • the number of people booking
  • Special Rates may be available on request for standbys, date specific special prices, and seasonal promotions
  • (and we do have a limited number of private exclusive packages starting at R4155 per person.)
Return Transfers can be arranged from your hotel to our balloon base. Rates available on request.
DAILY SCHEDULE: (Meeting Times at Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris Skeerpoort Country Base)
1 Nov. to 31 Jan. 05h00
1 – 29 Feb. and 16 – 31 Oct. 05h15
1 – 15 Mar. and 1 – 15 Oct. 05h30
16 – 31 Mar. and 16 – 30 Sep. 05h45
1 – 30 Apr. and 1 – 15 Sep. 06h00
1 – 31 May. and 1 – 31 Aug. 06h15
1 Jun. to 31 Jul. 06h30