Hot Air Balloon Ride: BucketList

Hot air balloon ride

Hot air ballooning is weather-dependent and considered one of the top bucket list experiences. Whether or not you’ve experienced hot air rides, soaring above the Magaliesberg or the Cradle of Humankind is a must. Imagine ascending into the sky in a hot air balloon while the sun peeks over the horizon.

In a hot air balloon, you can appreciate the natural splendor and rich history of South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind is just one of many amazing natural sites in southern Africa. Located about 90 minutes drive from Johannesburg, people visit the Cradle of Mankind to learn about human origins.

Though some might perceive the hot air balloon as mythical and the pictures as strangely enhanced, they aren’t. Experiencing hot balloon rides over the Cradle of Humankind and the Magaliesberg mountains is an unforgettable experience.

Maintaining healthy relationships can be challenging due to our busy schedules, demanding careers, and fear of stepping out of our comfort zones. While an evening with a movie and dinner can be entertaining, is it thrilling? Hot air ballooning provides an exciting and adventurous experience.

Unforgettable Hot Air Balloon Experiences

From the majority of lodges in the Magaliesburg area, you will have access to hot air balloon launch sites. Generally, hot air balloons are launched from a lodge that is accessible to clients, provided that the lodge has adequate space for passenger balloon launches.

It is often much easier to stay at a lodge as hot air ballooning involves waking up early and meeting at the launch site pretty early in the morning. At the launch site, you’ll meet the team as you start your extraordinary hot air ballooning experience.

Prepare to be blown away as there’s nothing better than enjoying hot air rides over treetops or soaring over the endless Kloofzicht dam. The landscape below becomes a collage of natural beauty as the hot air balloon ascends into the sky.

In a hot air balloon flight over the Cradle of Humanity, you pass over the area that early ancestors occupied. This area is surrounded by breathtaking farmlands, ravines, and hilltops.

Since hot air balloon rides are popular, space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Our Top 5 Hot Air Balloon Flight Experiences:

Hot air balloon flights include:

  • A group hot air balloon flight
  • Experienced team
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Arrival at the launch site for the inflation of the hot air balloon
  • An approximately one-hour hot air balloon ride
  • Experience the majestic splendor of the Cradle of Humankind/Magaliesburg during a hot air balloon flight
  • Champagne and orange juice
  • Breakfast buffet included
  • Certificates
  • The hot air ballooning experience generally lasts 3 hours

Always Book Your Hot Air Balloon Flight In Advance

Taking your loved one for a hot air balloon flight and taking in the stunning views below is the ultimate romantic experience. How about popping the question 350 meters above ground while enjoying a 360-degree view?

What about celebrating a 40th birthday, 50th birthday, or 60th birthday by going on a hot air balloon ride and trying something new? Hot air ballooning can also be an amazing anniversary or wedding gift.

Please keep in mind that hot air balloon passengers must be able to stand for the entire duration of the flight. Hot air balloon passengers must also be able to both enter and exit the basket unattended. Before taking hot balloon rides, passengers with health concerns should consult a doctor.


About The Bucket List Genie

Everyone has a bucket list of things they want to do in their lifetimes, whether it is a single momentous achievement or a long list of experiences they want to mark off to say "been there, done that". Odette is one of those people with a bucket list that reads like a phone book and she wholeheartedly chases down every adventure.

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