Hot Air Balloon Rides: BucketList Item

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Hot air ballooning is amongst the top bucket list experiences. Why not try something new and explore the magnificent Cape Winelands in a hot air balloon?

A hot air balloon is not only a safe way to travel by air, but also among the top bucket list experiences. Some people use hot balloon rides as a romantic proposal idea while others use them as anniversary or wedding gifts.

Hot air balloon flights are perfect for a 40th birthday, 50th birthday, and 60th birthday gift. Trying something new allows you to put some energy into your step.

Hot air balloon flights are dependent on the weather. A hot air balloon ride is best enjoyed after sunrise and 2-3 hours before sunset when winds are light. During the day, hot air bubbles rise from the sun-heated earth, posing a danger to hot air balloon rides.

Hot balloon rides give us the amazing opportunity to see creation from a new perspective. See the world from 500 to 2500 feet, and give your loved one an unforgettable experience.

Hot Air Balloon Rides: The Ultimate South African Experience In The Cape Winelands

Hot balloon rides over the Cape Winelands are a must on any bucket list. You can enjoy breathtaking views of vineyards and mountain ranges from a hot air balloon.

A visit to the Winelands is not complete without taking in its majestic beauty, food, and drink. Hot balloon rides are in demand and should be booked ahead of time. Hot air balloon flights take off from Muldersvlei Stellenbosch.

The Cape Winelands is an hour’s drive east of Cape Town. The wine region is known for its vineyard-covered valleys and mountains in the background. In the area, you can visit all three towns in one trip: Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Paarl.

Wine tasting is a large part of any Wineland visit and vineyards of all sizes offer tours and tastings. The Wine Tram from Franschhoek takes you between estates, or you can cycle between them.

Explore Joostenberg Wine Estate After Your Hot Air Ballooning Adventure

Upon arrival, you will be given a hot beverage while the hot air balloon is set up.  Before the balloon is launched, a flight briefing will be held. The hot air balloon flies for about an hour over the Winelands before it is brought safely back to land.

After your hot air balloon touches down, you’ll drink sparkling wine and orange juice. Then head off to the Joostenberg Wine Estate for a farm-fresh breakfast! Joostenberg Wine Estate is located in Muldersvlei in Stellenbosch, and it is a fifth-generation family business.

Joostenberg has always practiced traditional mixed farming, and over the years has expanded. Joostenberg produces and sources great quality, authentic goods and sells them to the public.

Now, Joostenberg includes:

  • Deli
  • Specialist butchery for pork
  • Restaurant
  • Venues for events
  • Stellies Taproom
  • Organic vineyard farming
  • Specialized winemaking
  • Flowers, herbs, and vegetables cut fresh during the season

A hot air balloon flight and exploring South Africa’s 23 wine routes are musts during your time in Cape Town. Experience South Africa’s sights and sounds while learning about the country’s wine origins.

Give your loved ones world-class experiences like hot air balloon rides or a tour of the Cape Winelands.

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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