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Payment Options:

As ballooning is weather dependent we cannot guarantee date of flight.

  1. On receipt of a 50% deposit via eft or bank deposit, you may choose another date of your choice with no additional costs for a year from date of purchase . A 10% plus service fee applies if you ask for a refund.
  2. Credit card authorisation and a photocopy of the front and back of your credit card is required if you subject us to limited date. This will be held as security to confirm a booking. You will be charged on date of flight or for a no show unless pilot cancels due to weather. You may call us to reschedule a booking for another date or your ticket will be deleted off our system.
  3. Open dated Gift voucher tickets require full payment upfront and are valid for a year from date of purchase with no additional cost.

Please phone to confirm availability on a date of your choice. Excessive weight(s)if over 2x85kg = 170kg max there will be an added cost involved. This applies to Cradle of Humankind only as we fly at an altiude that limits us to the amount of weight we can carry on a balloon. The Cape Winelands is at sea leavel so we can carry up to 120kg per passenger. 

Please note: Due to Cape Town being one of the largest tourist destinations. We have to ask those of you living in Cape Town to allow us to reserve the right to reschedule your flight should we need the space for those who have a limited period to fly. for this reason we have offered you special rates.

Physical consideration

All passengers must be capable of standing for the duration of the flight, and enter and exit the basket unassisted. If there is any question regarding your physical health limitations, please consult your doctor and advise us of your concerns before confirming a booking. We will do all we can to accommodate prospective passengers. We consider it unsafe to fly when pregnant or any form of brittle bone disease. The pilot in charge of the flight must make the decision and has the right to ask you not to participate in this particular flight due to the wind conditions which may cause a bumpy landing.

What to Wear & What to Bring

Clothing should be layered, keeping in mind the early morning chill of dawn, and the sunshine on landing. Walking shoes are a must as you will be landing in the fields and climbing into and out of a basket. Hats or caps are recommended as the balloon heats up prior to take-off can be a bit warm. Cameras with extra film and batteries, binoculars may be brought on board but the pilot and crew do not take responsibility for any damage or loss of articles.

Hot Air Balloon Rides Cape Town

WeightUnder 35Kg SingleUnder 85kg SingleUnder 120kg SingleOver 120kg Single
Price Per PersonR3,9003,900R3,900R3,900

Hot Air Balloon Rides Johannesburg

WeightUnder 35Kg SingleUnder 85kg SingleUnder 120kg SingleOver 120kg Single
Price Per PersonR 1075.00R 2,050.00R 2,575.00R 3,100.00
Reason for the addition cost related to weight:
The balloon is insured to carry x passengers regardless of weight. But the manufacturer determines the weight each envelope can carry and the passengers space available on the basket and gives you an all up weight allowable at certain temperatures and altitudes. If an incident occurs Civil Aviation looks at the weight on board,  being the first cause of this incident and then accounts the incident to pilot error and the irresponsibility of the Operator which nullifies the insurance policy we carry. Due to this factor we will have to fly less passengers on your date of flight.
Under 35KgA guardian must accompany children under 16 and under 35 kg’s. Children should be over 1.20 meters tall to see over the basket. We are unable to accommodate babies in arms, and advise against children under the age of 4.
Price Per PersonR 1,075.00
Large GroupsLarge groups may choose the venue outside of the Muldersdrift area may incur a non-refundable travel cost.

Large groups in the Cape Winelands can be arranged with prior notice, we are limited to a maximum of 22 passengers per flight.

Price Per PersonPlease call for quotation.

Hot Air Balloon Rides Prices

Open dated hot air ballooning gift vouchers are available on request and are a great solution to the birthday gift conundrum. Our experienced hot air ballooning team will ensure that whether you are flying for the first time or second time, your flight is a memorable experience. Team building flights, proposal flights, anniversary flights, birthday flights, corporate flights: we do them all. Enjoy an hour of sheer pleasure as you admire The Cradle of Humankind from a unique perspective or the beautiful mountain and nature reserves in the Stellenbosch Winelands.

What time of the day do hot air balloons fly?

The following table shows the hot air ballooning launch times for each day of the year. We meet at Glenburn Lodge in the Cradle of Humankind. Hot air balloon flights take place in the early morning when the air is most stable and weather permitting. We meet 30 minutes prior to the launch time.

We offer Daily Sunrise flights.

Balloon Ride Schedule

  1. Meeting time is an hour prior to flight @ Glenburn Reception in the Cradle of Humankind 35km from Johannesburg and Pretoria
    or Joostenburg Bistro & Nursery. in the Cape Winelands 51Km from Cape Town.
  2. Our passenger vehicle will take you down to the launch site to watch the hot air balloon being inflated.
  3. 15/25 Minutes later we take off and then land an hour later.
  4. 30 Minutes spent savouring Sparkling wine and/or orange juice to toast the flight.
  5. Passenger vehicles will transport you back to venue.
  6. Full buffet breakfast at Glenburn Lodge or Joostenburg Bistro where you will receive your commemorative certificate – this event takes another hour.

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