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Book Your Adventure with a Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the Cradle of Humankind


Located just outside of Johannesburg is one of 10 World Heritage Sites in South Africa. Particular to this location, however, is the fact that some believe it is where human life began. Renowned as one of the world’s most significant fossil sites, the Cradle of Humankind boasts approximately 40% of the globe’s human ancestor fossils. Here at Air to Air Africa, we give guests the opportunity to float over this paleoanthropological site on a tranquil hot air balloon flight.

Our daily sunrise rides (weather-permitting) include an early-morning meet at the Glenburn Lodge reception, which is situated at the Cradle of Humankind. We then transport guests to our launch site where they will watch our balloons being filled and enjoy the journey of a lifetime. After the peaceful hot air balloon flight (lasting about one hour), our passenger vehicles transport guests back to the lodge where they will feast on a delectable breakfast.

To top off the experience, each of our passengers will receive a hot air balloon flight certificate to commemorate this remarkable adventure. Guests then have the option of touring the area on their own and making an occasion of both their flight and a visit to the Cradle of Humankind.


What to Know Before You Book

The weather plays a vital role in whether or not we can fly. As such, we cannot always guarantee specific dates. Another aspect to remember is that the price of our flights is determined by weight – this is in keeping with regulations that ensure your safety. Our flights last about one hour and all passengers should be physically capable of standing for the duration of the ride. Individuals who are pregnant or suffering from a brittle bone disease are discouraged from flying as it is considered unsafe. If you are unsure about whether or not you can fly, please speak to a general practitioner and send us your queries beforehand.

To book your hot air balloon ride over the Cradle of Humankind today, simply contact us here for your quote.

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