Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning over an untamed African lowveld is quite simply a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Capture the majesty of the skies and all below it by serenely and noiselessly floating over wildlife, flanked by the impressive Drakensburg mountain range. This experience offers an unmatched photography experience! Enjoy fruit juice and sparkling wine when you touch down after your hour's flight.

The balloon is confirmed the morning of the flight for weather reasons – please speak to your host if you have booked a balloon ride so that contact can be made regarding the flight.

Recommended for:
  • Couples
  • Families (kids must be 1.2m or taller, and regrettably no pregnant women)
  • Groups of Friends
  • Corporate Outings (use the opportunity to make metaphorical statements about profits being as buoyant as the balloon)
  • Duration: Morning excursion (taking off half-an-hour before sunrise), one hour flight.
  • Able-bodied persons only (must be able to stand unassisted for an hour, and must be able to climb in and out of the basket)
  • Transportation can be provided to and from the departure point: please enquire when making your booking with Maninghi.
  • Flights are only possible during ideal weather conditions, and booking up-front is essential (confirmation is the morning of).
Handy essentials:
  • Cameras and Binoculars
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Warm jackets
  • Engagement Ring (if you're planning on proposing ;) )
Our Team Rating:
  • 5/5