Hot Air Ballooning. Spoil Your Secretary

Thank your secretary who works tirelessly behind the scenes with an unforgettable hot air ballooning experience this Secretary’s Day, the 7th of September. Your secretary is most likely the backbone of your company, the one who runs a tight ship with grace and gentility. A hot air balloon ride is a wonderful gesture to make her feel valued and appreciated for it. Hot air balloon ride options Renowned operator of hot air balloon tours, Air to Air Africa, is an excellent choice for companies who are based in Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounds, as it is within less than an hour’s drive, close to the Lanseria Airport. The company operates right in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, a green heritage site known for its magnificent natural beauty. The crew meets at the stunning Glenburn Lodge Coffee & tea is served prior to the flight Passengers enjoy an ultra relaxed one hour long flight over the scenic valley A full buffet breakfast & sparkling wine is served at Glenburn lodge afterwards A commemorative certificate is issued to passengers to mark this milestone moment Special requests can be accommodated when arranged beforehand Prices for balloon flights Considering that the memory of such an experience will last a lifetime, hot air balloon flights are surprisingly cost-effective gifts for a special occasion. Here is a summary of Air to Air Africa’s current prices for a single flight, as at August 2016: One to six passengers: R1950 per person Eight to sixteen passengers: R1900 per person Twenty four to thirty two passengers: R1850 per person These prices of course include the coffee and... read more

Hot air Balloon Gifts. Celebrating Women’s Day

As we celebrate Women’s Day, you could show the ladies in your life just how much you appreciate them by spoiling them with hot air balloon gifts. We quote extracts from testimonials of Air to Africa clients who shared their balloon experience: “… it was like riding on a cloud…” “I felt like an angel in the sky.” “I must admit, the landing was pretty exhilarating.” “We will never forget that flight for as long as we live!” A gift that every women is bound to love Chances are great that your special lady will absolutely adore you for treating her to a hot air balloon experience. As Gordon Steele made arrangements to surprise his wife Charlene, he mentioned that a balloon flight has always been on her personal wish list. A balloon ride will no doubt also rekindle the romance. Just ask Christie and Johan Janeke who literally waxed lyrical about it afterwards. “An adventure so romantic, the silence of a new day breaks before you, as you fly in the sky looking at the most spectacular view without a window.” Even sceptics, ladies who are usually scared of heights and elderly citizens end up becoming raving fans. Ria Marx: “… I just want to say that the air balloon was awesome I’m afraid of heights but it was nice…” Warren Christie on behalf of his grandmother: “All of 86 and she really had an amazing time.” Make a special occasion even more special If you are thinking of popping the question, wooing a special lady or commemorating milestone moments, then a balloon experience will add that magic... read more

Corporate Adventures on Hot Air Balloons|What to do for Eid

If you’re still not sure what to do for Eid, then why not consider corporate adventures on hot air balloons? This kind of activity is festive enough for such a significant occasion, but not so exhausting that it will deplete those already low energy levels. Besides, what could be more memorable than celebrating the end of Ramadhan and embracing this new phase – than floating into a beautiful sunrise on a brand new day? Pluses of corporate hot air balloon events Corporate hot air balloon events make for very effective teambuilding exercises. These are just some of the pros: Encourages engagement between management and the rest of the team Creates a spirit of unity & cohesion amongst staff A great platform for affirming company goals & objectives Aligns staff with the organisational strategy Helps staff to gain a better understanding of one another & improves teamwork Apart from being beneficial to the company, corporate hot air balloon team building events also hold a number of personal advantages for the individuals who participate in them. This includes improvement of their own communication skills and interpersonal relations, building their self confidence and gaining an understanding of opportunities that are available for development within the company. Corporate hot air balloon event options Air to Air Africa operates from Glenburn Lodge at the Cradle of Mankind world heritage site in Muldersdrift, an area which is renowned for its natural beauty. This creates the perfect setting for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride. The duration of the hot air balloon rides is an hour and includes a full buffet breakfast at Glenburn Lodge. The... read more

Hot Air Balloon Party. Celebrating Africa From The Air

Hot air balloon party – celebrating Africa from the air There could be no better way to celebrate Africa day on 25 May than with a hot air balloon party over the cradle of mankind south Africa. The cradle of mankind south Africa is one of only 8 must-see world heritage sites in the country. A balloon experience will enable you to experience it in a way that will keep it imprinted in your mind – as the ultimate adventure ride. Why a balloon experience over the cradle of mankind south Africa is a top choice for celebrating Africa day Africa day marks a significant milestone of independence in African history. The cradle of mankind south Africa represents a multitude of historical highlights – in the history of humankind. It is for example the place where proof of our most primitive existence was found and hot air ballooning is one of the oldest forms of flight known to man. When choosing hot air ballooning SA for your celebrations, rising into the African sky and approaching the cradle of mankind south Africa, you will be able to see for kilometers of where some of our earliest ancestors used to walk. You will be able to photograph what is not otherwise possible – a breath-taking landscape that is dotted with subterranean limestone caves -that are rich in fossil records to make your own Africa Day history. Interesting facts about the cradle of mankind south Africa These top facts of the cradle of mankind south Africa will blow the minds of all those who form part of your hot air balloon party:... read more

Hot Air Ballooning Back to our Roots

Not only does Air to Air Africa join the country in celebrating the last 22 years of our emancipation, Air to Air Africa ballooning adventures celebrates the return to our roots at Glenburn Lodge and Spa where together the past forged our future in offering first class air-ventures in South Africa. On the 27th of April South Africa celebrates the liberation of our country where freedom of choice was placed in the hands of South African’s during the country’s first democratic election in 1994. With the option to choose who would be responsible for taking our country into a free and progressive future, the South African nation took to new heights. While April marks the liberation of our country’s freedom of choice, it also highlights our history, heritage and roots. Air to Air Africa began our hot air ballooning adventure, launching from Glenburn Lodge and Spa, prevailing to offer the oldest form of flight known to man above the Blaauwbank and Crocodile rivers in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Glenburn Lodge and Spa situated in the Zwartkops Mountains, within one of South Africa’s most well-known World Heritage Sites, the Cradle of Humankind presents air-adventure-seekers and guests with a 100 bedroom hotel, conference, wedding venue and spa experience. Situated within scenic landscapes and natural beauty, Glenburn Lodge and Spa makes for the ideal launch site for a hot air balloon ride in Johannesburg. Air to Air Africa Fast Flight Facts: Air to Air Africa was established in 1999 We hold an air service license with the Civil Aviation and our pilots are licensed annually Air to Air Africa has a 100% safety record... read more

Mother’s Day ideas & autumn activities to warm her heart

Finding a Mother’s Day gift idea that reflects the warmth and appreciation of the maternal bonds we cherish in our lives is not always simple to find. As the South African autumn months approach they bring with them the celebration of Mother’s Day with Mother’s day gifts and the “Mothering Sunday” typically observed across the world, around the second Sunday in May each year. The search for meaningful Mother’s Day gifts to show thanks to our mothers, grandmothers and maternal care givers is said to date as far back as the celebrations honouring the ancient Greek and Roman goddesses, Rhea and Cybele. However, western society and the modern world claim responsibility for the inauguration of the first official Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday in 1908. A warm air balloon ride is a superb gift to share with the mothers and the maternal role models we cherish this coming Mother’s Day that will beat the autumn chill and leave a lasting memory. Arrange a hot air ballooning adventure with your mom above the Cradle of Humankind, followed by breakfast and celebrate all that your mom is, everything she has done and the things she continues to do for you and others. There have been number of influential Mothers throughout history that have left their motherly mark on society, as well as modern day maternal role models. Influential mothers, maternal role models and mom-entous moms Mother Teresa known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, although she was never with child, Mother Teresa is celebrated for her commitment to charitable works and providing comfort and aid to the ill and the impoverished.... read more

How to start an event planning business – Take to the air.

Events planning start-ups find themselves in a competitive marketplace, where the landscape is shaped by a high supply: demand ratio. When considering the establishment of an eventing and events panning business, entrepreneurs need to identify unique selling proposition’s (USP) and partner with unique service providers to extend the reach of customer service expectations. Top corporate event planning companies are established by identifying unique ways to solve eventing needs. By applying an accurate product-market fit through a clear understanding of your customer target markets the more sustainable customer life time value and retention strategies will be. A way to differentiate your business is to approach markets with pioneering solutions. Offering eventing solutions such as corporate hot air ballooning experiences with a reputable service provider such as Air to Air Africa may be just the USP your eventing organisation needs. Followed by team building workshops, product launches or promotional lectures, a corporate hot air balloon experience or a Balloon Event offers a unique opportunity to differentiate your eventing service offering. Starting your own events planning company; the plan, the name, the structure and set up After identifying unique differentiators and an event planning business opportunity, begin your journey to building a unique service by putting together a business plan. The Plan: A Business Plan is important in understanding the industry and competitive landscape, a forecast of capital outlays and financial investment needed to fund your start up. The Name: Although seemingly rudimentary, the name of your company will be the distinguishing branding that sets your business apart from competitors. The Structure: Establishing a structure for your eventing business is an important... read more

Valentines day ideas for him. Valentines day ideas for her.

Valentines Day gift ideas can be a tough challenge when trying to find the perfect way to spoil your significant other on the annual Saint Valentines Day. As if finding the best Valentines Day gift wasn’t enough pressure. In a perfect world, the best Valentines Day gift for him or the most creative Valentines Day ideas for her would be a one in the same win-win solution, where the activity was the gift. Enter Air to Air Africa with a Valentine’s Day idea that gives the gift of creating lasting memories of romance and awe for him and for her. Leonardo da Vinci said that “Once you have flown you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return”. We all hold the hope, even if in secret, to spend Valentines Day making lasting memories and adorning those we cherish with gifts that transform our affection into a tangible reflection of how they make us feel. Air to Air offers a Valentines Day experience to take your love, with panoramic views above the Cradle of Humankind, across landscapes that boast a bounty of wildlife and history. Whether this Valentines Day holds a significantly special event such as an Anniversary or marriage proposal or if you are merely looking for something to sweep him or her off their feet, a hot air balloon ride is about the best Valentines Day gift you could give. 4 Tips to make your love’s hot air balloon ride even more exhilarating this Valentines day: Play a Valentines Day guessing game during your early... read more

Take New Year Team Building To New Heights With Corporate Flights

Sweep your team of employees off their feet, take your organisations team building to new heights and soar into the New Year with a corporate hot air balloon team building excursions across the skies of Johannesburg. A sure way to motivate your employees and break the New Year ice is with a corporate team building activity in a hot air balloon to rise above all others. Your work force may often return to work after the festive season with a holiday hangover, resulting in a temporary lag in productivity and office energy levels. Work team building exercises can be a great way to inject drive and team cohesion to start the New Year with clear goals and gusto. What corporate team building creates for your organisation? • Stimulates dialogue between management and subordinates • Creates an opportunity to crystallise goals and team objectives • Develops team cohesion and productivity • Highlights team leaders and group influencers • Reveals personality types and individual productivity drivers • Aligns corporate strategy with the organisations subordinates What employees gain from work team building? • Develop communication skills • Foster inter-personal and people skills • Build individual confidence and self-assurance • Creates clarity of individual and organisational objectives • Exposure to overall corporate strategy and the “Big Picture” view With various team activities for corporate team building in Johannesburg, more common work team building ideas have been sampled and often exhausted. Some of the best things to do for team building are those activities that create a lasting memory and result in employee solidarity. A distinctive and ideal activity for work team building is... read more

Hot Air Balloon Christmas Present Ideas

We all know (and love) someone, who on an annual basis stretches your imagination by having to find them Christmas present ideas that are awe-inspiring, better than last year and will leave them feeling loved. Look no further than Hot air balloon rides to make their Christmas unforgettable. As the festive season fast approaches so does the challenge to exceed the bar set by last year’s awesome Christmas present ideas. Whether you have already begun your cool Christmas gift quest or are only just starting to think Christmassy thoughts, we have the answer to your Christmas present conundrum. Here are 5 hugely unique Christmas present ideas for 2015 1 – Hot Air Balloon ride over the Cradle of Humankind. 2 – Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock. 3 – USB Typewriter for your Smart device. 4  – Musical Wine Glasses. 5  – Book on 1000 Ultimate Experiences. What makes the festive season so magical is its ability to bring friends and family together to celebrate and appreciate each other’s company. Regardless of the holiday you celebrate, the festive season creates the special moments where new memories are made with those we love. Part of what makes celebrating Christmas so special is the gift we get from giving a meaningful present to those we care for. One of the most meaningful Christmas gift ideas, different to typical Christmas present trinkets is a hot air balloon ride. Make this amazing Christmas present idea even more breath-taking by enjoying views of a proudly South African World Heritage Site over the Cradle of Humankind. Fast facts about the Cradle of Human Kind The Cradle of Humankind is... read more