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Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park

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    Experience Africa from above by hot air ballooning over the sunny plains of the Pilanesberg National Park near Sun City. A balloon flight will allow you to hover over the savanna as you seek out lions, giraffes and hundreds of other creatures in this bountiful ecosystem from a unique aerial perspective.
    Early morning collection, by a registered field guide in an open safari vehicle, from respective hotels at Sun City Resort or lodges in Pilanesberg area. Day visitors can be collected from Bakubung Gate. The transfer through the park takes approximately an hour as the balloon launch site is situated in the center of the Pilanesberg National Park, home to the "BIG FIVE".  
    At the launch site you will be met by the pilot and crew, who will proceed to give a briefing. You will then embark in a 1,2 metre high basket and commence on an unforgettable flying experience that lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour. On landing, you will be served with sparkling wine and orange juice in celebration of the flight.
    The field guide will then convey you through the Pilanesberg National Park to a private lodge, where a full English breakfast will be enjoyed. You will receive a first flight certificate signed by the Pilot. On completion of breakfast, you will be returned to your respective hotel.
    The total duration of this activity is approximately 5 hours.
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    Reviewed March 10, 2019

    My sister booked this for out Christmas present, the first day we were cancelled due to the stormy weather in the night, the following day everything went ahead. It's well worth the early start (I think we got up at 03:30) we did a bit...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    TarrynTR, Senior Field guide at Mankwe GAMETRACKERS, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

    Good day Womble Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your hot air balloon flight with us and we hope to see you back again soon for your next adventure. Kind regards The Mankwe...More

    Reviewed February 12, 2019

    I really wasn't sure which grade to give them, since we didn't actually go on the balloon ride because our flight was cancelled both days that we were there. We went to Pilanesberg SPECIFICALLY for the balloon ride, since were were going to a much...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    TarrynTR, Senior guide at Mankwe GAMETRACKERS, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

    Good day LeBrazil Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give your feedback. We completely agree with you, unfortunately, the hot air balloon flights are very much reliant on the weather. With all the rain and strong winds this month it...More

    Reviewed September 27, 2018

    We decided to splash out on a hot air balloon ride for my wife's 60th birthday. What a wonderful experience. We were picked up at 4.30 in a game drive vehicle to the launch site. Watching the big balloon being blown up and then you...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    TarrynTR, Senior Field guide at Mankwe GAMETRACKERS, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

    Good day riaano2017 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your Hot air Balloon experience with us and we hope to see you back again soon for your next adventure. Kind regards The Mankwe...More

    Reviewed July 28, 2018

    We traveled to South Africa for my husbands 50th Birthday and decided on a balloon flight launching in the centre of Pilanesberg National Park. We booked flight prior to arrival as we did not want to miss the opportunity of a certain date. We stayed...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
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    TarrynTR, Senior Field guide at Mankwe GAMETRACKERS, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

    Good day Erwin Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your hot air balloon flight with us and that we could help in making a special occasion all the more memorable. We hope to...More

    Reviewed June 10, 2018

    What a unique experience! Watching the balloon being blown up using big gas burners, floating over the game reserve watching the animals below, landing safely and celebrating afterwards with a glass of sparkling wine was really excellent. The professional pilot Tony showed us his skills...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
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    TarrynTR, Senior Field guide at Mankwe GAMETRACKERS, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

    Good day Erwin Thank-you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your hot air balloon flight with us and we hope to see you back again soon for your next adventure. Kind regards The Mankwe Gametrackers...More

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