Can anyone fly in a balloon?
All passengers must be able to stand for the duration of the flight and manage to enter and exit the basket unassisted.
A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 16. Passengers with health considerations accept the responsibility to consult a doctor before embarking on one of our hot air balloon flights.
If there are any questions regarding physical suitability or health limitations, please discuss these with us before booking.
We endeavour to do all we can to accommodate prospective passengers, however we reserve the right to refuse anyone who, in our opinion, would be a safety liability to themselves or others aboard the balloon ride.
We consider it unsafe to fly when pregnant, as the landings can be slightly bumpy. Please advise us of your pregnancy and ask for pilots permission prior to launch.
How long is the flight?
Do we need to book beforehand?
What are the various activities and how much do they cost?
How do you know how many passengers a balloon can take?
The cubic feet capacity of the envelope (the material part of the balloon) determines the size of the basket it may be attached to.
Air to Air Africa has three balloons of various sizes which are able to carry a heavier weight in winter than in summer. It is very important that we do not overload the balloon and that the weight is balanced and evenly distributed. This information is passed on to the pilot prior to every flight done.
- 250 which can carry a maximum of 8 @ 94 kg / 108kg .
- 315 which can carry a maximum of 12 @ 78 – 85kg
- And the largest balloon is a 400 which can carry a maximum of 16 @ 78 kg / 90 kg.
What do we need to wear & what to bring?
Where do you launch from?
Please phone or email for quotations, The prices quoted on the web are based on a launch-site in the Kromdraai area near Lanseria Airport (about 35 km north-west of Johannesburg). This area is also known as the Cradle of Humankind. It is a World Heritage Site that includes game & nature reserves.
We have a number of launch-sites available to us at the “Cradle” so that our pilot may choose a launch-site once he has a forecast of the wind currents for that particular day. Due to this, we meet you at a prior arranged venue and transport you to the launch-site.