Hot Air Balloon Flight - Hoedspruit - half day trip

Regent Safaris

Tour Operator / Kruger National Park Safaris / Kruger Park Tours, South Africa

Day Trip by Regent SafarisHot Air Balloon Flight - Hoedspruit

Adventure Countryside Sightseeing Wildlife

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: Half day trip
  • Group size: 2 to 14 people per tour
  • Tour departs from: Hoedspruit
  • Price: From R3440 per person

Tour Highlights

  • Ballooning over private game reserves
  • Experience the magic of lighter-than-air flight
  • Transfers organised to the launch site
  • Accommodation recommendations & booking

Tour Description

It's sunrise! The silence of your ballooning adventure is interrupted only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable - ballooning truly is something very different and special.

Located near Hoedspruit, approximately 70 kms from the Orpen gate entrance of the Kruger National Park, we offer flights over Kapama Game Reserve, Makutsi, Thornybush, Tshukudu and other lodges and game reserves that have suitable terrain.

We meet before sunrise and coffee is served while you watch your eight-storey high balloon being inflated and prepared for flight. After a safety briefing you should be airborne in time to witness the sunrise. Then a change in altitude to search for a favourable wind that will allow you to drift gently over the landscape.

Sooner or later you have to come down again. After about an hour's flight, the pilot will select a suitable landing site where the retrieve crew will be in attendance. Passengers don't have to be physically fit, but landings can sometimes be bumpy, so if anyone's pregnancy is approaching term, it would be best to book their flight at a later date. To enter the basket, passengers have to be able climb over the 1.2m high rim of the basket. Be prepared to stand in the basket for at least an hour. Youngsters are welcome but should be at least 1.2m (4 foot ) tall, so they can see over the rim of the basket.

On landing you are served an excellent Cape sparkling wine in the champagne ballooning tradition. If in the vicinity of the pilot’s lodge, passengers are invited to a breakfast on the deck overlooking the Blyde River.

Depending on forecast wind directions, a launch site is selected that will be upwind of a good game spotting area. The decision is usually made the evening before the flight. Self-drive passengers are provided with a detailed map showing the locations of our 12 regular launching sites. For lodge guests who don't have their own transport, we can assist in arranging a transfer to the launch site.


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Contact: John and Ann Evans

Telephone: +27 (0)82 490-8202 or +27 (0)82 368-4159

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 345, Kiepersol, 1241, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Quick Facts

Open Land Rover Safari vehicle and closed air-conditioned 8-seater for transfers and Panorama tours.

Listed on
September 2001 - 120 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

My mother, aunt and I squeezed in a one and a half day safari with Regent before joining up with a mission group heading to Malawi. It was perfect! Ann...

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