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December is the perfect time to experience adventure with family. The timing is perfect; parents have closed shop from their daily rat race, children have wrapped the academic year and holiday options and activity are plentiful.

Throughout the year, individuals and families plan what they’ll get up on their month-long breaks and aside from an island holiday or visiting a quaint coastal town, or perhaps even taking a turn to the more natural side of life by taking a camping trip, one item that is worth the experience is a hot air balloon experience in Cape Town. Whether you’ve given it serious thought or not; there’s something spectacularly magical about the notion of hot air ballooning, of cruising across the luscious landscapes of our beautiful land, of looking at the world and at life, from a different, panoramic view.

The silly season has made its timeous arrival again and this time last year, we touched briefly on why a balloon experience in Cape Town would indeed be a welcomed addition to the festivities for your family.

Before you worry about the safety and restrictions for children on hot air balloons, we would like to recap on the following recurring question from parents;

Can kids fly in a hot air balloon?

Kids and adults alike can enjoy hot air ballooning, subject to the following safety precautions:

  1. Passengers must be able to stand for the duration of the flight.
  2. Passengers must be able to enter and exit the basket without assistance.
  3. Kids under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  4. Passengers with health issues should best consult their medical doctor prior to booking a flight.

Children may not find the ‘historical monuments on the guidebook as interest in the Mother City. Taking them on a hot air balloon ride these December holidays could earn you serious brownie points as a parent and help the family create ever-lasting memories before year end.

In case you need any more convincing, those and other questions about whether you should book balloon tours in Cape Town can be addressed here.

Booking a balloon flight is like floating on a ship at sea, but better yet, you’re in the sky. The wind is blowing in your hair and the ground is far beneath you, your stresses of the past year a distant memory.

We’re not sure about you but we at Air to Air Africa pride ourselves in the quality service we offer as hot air balloon operators to all our passengers and the meticulous standards we uphold to ensure that our pilots and our equipment are well above average. We hold firmly to the fact that; if hot air ballooning as a flight technology has been riding strong since 1783, that must mean the activity is a treasured and exceptionally memorable practice and secondary to that, it is more than enough reason to book a balloon experience in Cape Town and have a blast with your loved ones this festive season.

Booking a balloon experience and a once in lifetime adventure with the family this December is easy with Air to Air Africa. Our online booking portal, with secure payment options provides prospective passengers and even our return visitors with an easy, convenient means to fun in the sky, at affordable pricing that can be enjoyed equally by the entire family.

We, at Air to Air Africa keep the oldest form of flight known to man, alive. A balloon tour in Cape Town is worth a spot of your December bucket list.