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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

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Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris. If you're going to do it, do it in unassailable style. It's sunrise. The silence is only punctuated by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The...more
Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Professional, organised and a lot of fun! Pilots, staff and of course Bill each added their own personal touch to what was an amazing experience. We certainly ticked off a bucket list item in style - and glad we did so with Bill Harrop and...More

Thank Tommahawk38
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had the privilege to do a hot air balloon safari for his birthday. The whole experience was amazing! The people are professional and friendly and you feel super safe. Harmen was a great pilot and made the morning even more fun....More

Thank GrundlinghL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a lot of fun and a unique experience. Our pilot was Mark and he was great, a very nice guy. He explained how everything worked and took us up on a cool ride. After we had champagne and then went for breakfast. The...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a magnificent and memorable balloon ride - experience of a lifetime, I would highly recommend them for anyone wanting a hot air balloon experience

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Thank D2610YKsamanthab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most amazing and unforgettable experiences we have ever done. The Pilot, Flip, is an amazing and informative person. Going up 2600 feet above the ground is just , just an amazing feeling. On landing we were spoiled with Champagne,,,, The remarkable breakfast...More

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Thank William P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible experience, always amazing and stupendous views! Brad was great guys! Bill the owner is wonderful!

Thank rorisangs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic experience, so good that even my teenage daughters admitted it was worth getting up at 5:30am for. The set up is very professional and the staff are friendly, courtious and helpful. The pilot we had was great, kept everyone at ease...More

Thank stuart t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The total experience, from booking, to the balloon ride and the fabulous breakfast were all first class.

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Thank Diana M
Reviewed 17 August 2018

What an awesome experience! On arrival early morning the pathways were lit with oil tourches leading us to a hearty welcome by the crew and a hot cup of coffee. We were filled with excitement as we watched the balloons being prepared. The ride was...More

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Thank Susan H
Reviewed 17 August 2018

From my first contact with this company, via website, I was impressed with their friendliness and helpfulness. As out of town guests they made every effort to help us make this bucket list dream come true. On the actual day we were blown away by...More

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8 March 2018|
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Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
Hi, This is a scenic safari and we do not promise animal sightings, but we do get rave reviews from those that fly with us as you can see. Our Game Viewing Balloon Safaris take place over the Mabula Game reserve and the... More
3 December 2017|
Response from funnychap24 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to pay extra and get picked up from the Intercontinental in Sandton. They wouldn't pick me up from my B&B (which was right down the road) but they did drop me off at the B&B after.
Khamir K
25 March 2016|
Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
Hi Khamir, Thank you for your interest in coming to our beautiful land as well as including a balloon flight in your plans. In winter we enjoy some of the most reliable ballooning weather in the world. The air is crisp... More