• Great flight. Really great team you have, made the whole outing a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
    Kind Regards
    Kerry McKay
  • My sons and girlfriend Candice were awe inspired by the trip, I knew it would be good and was a wonderful xmas present for them all. Thanks very much.
    Best regards
    Miles Orbell
  • Thank you for the wonderful experience you provided for my gran All of 86 and she really had an amazing time
    Kind regards
    Warren Christie
  • I would just like to complement you and your staff on behalf of myself and Elsabé for a GREAT engagement, it was an experience that we will never forget.
    Kind Regards
    Etienne & Elsabé
  • Many thanks for the “flight”. We really enjoyed it. My regards to Eddie, he is a really good pilot
    (I hope that’s the right term).
  • THANK YOU guys for the WONDERFUL ADVENTURE, I will recrute my family for this venture GOD BLESS YOU FOR THE JOB WELL DONE.
    Mosetsana Molefe

Hot Air Balloon Pilot, Eddie Jacobs

Eddie Jacobs qualified as a balloon pilot in Austria. He has flown extensively over Asia and Europe. He became a South African resident in 1994.

Eddie is probably unique in South Africa in that he has piloted fixed wing, balloons, thermal air ships and rotary blade aircraft.


This hot air balloon pilot started flying for Air Trackers and was one of the first pilots to fly in the Pilanesburg Game Reserve. He started his own operation, Air to Air Africa cc and launched from Glenburn Lodge in 1999. Currently, Air to Air Africa has three commercial licensed balloons in operation : one 400,000 cubic feet balloon with a capacity of 16/18 passengers nick named the Red Monster, 250,000 cubic feet balloon with a capacity of 6/8 passengers nick named Daddy Blue and a 210,000 cubic feet balloon nicknamed Baby Stripes with a capacity of 4/8 passengers.

When Eddie is not piloting a hot air balloon, he spends his free time building and restoring exotic cars, and has built a Lotus seven, GT 40, Cobra, Lamborghini, two E types and many more. He has also restored Airplanes and built a mini 500 helicopter.

Our hot air balloon pilot has flown advertising balloons such as Simba Chips, White Horse whisky, the M-Net air ship, and many others all over South Africa. He has been involved in a great deal of balloon stunt work for British & South African television and films.

If you wish to meet our experienced hot air balloon pilot, Eddie Jacobs, we welcome you to make a booking.

Hot Air Balloon Pilot, Conrad Van Wyk


Conrad got his pilots license in 1997. After getting his pilots license he went to Germany before moving to the UK were he got his British commercial pilots license in ballooning. Conrad spent the next 13 years flying in the UK and abroad. Places like Portugal, Spain, Tailand and Scotland are some of his favorite places in the world to fly.

Conrad has been flying in Cape Town for the last 6 years. Last year he started flying for Air to Air Africa on a full time basis in Cape Town.


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