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Hot Air Ballooning in Pilanesberg

Home to Johannesburg’s closest natural game reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Pilanesberg offers incredible African scenery and acres of untouched natural beauty. The wonders of this incredible region are sure to take your breath away and leave you wanting more! What better way to view this unforgettable landscape than by gliding over it blissfully in a […]

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Hot Air Balloon Rides Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga’s beauty is renowned for leaving onlookers breathless – it offers some of the most unique rock formations in the world and literally endless views that you will never forget. Nestled here are the incredible Blyde River Canyon, Sabie River Valley, Hazyview and God’s window among many other hidden gems and you could drive to […]

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Hot Air Balloon Rides KZN

Hot air ballooning in South Africa is an incredible, once in a lifetime adventure that offers a unique glimpse at our magnificent landscape and there is nowhere more majestic than Kwazulu Natal. The Drakensberg climate is excellent for hot air ballooning as it is cool all year through and the invigorating views of endless mountains […]

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Hot Air Balloon Rides Gauteng

Find all Hot Air Balloon Companies in Gauteng Gauteng is a very popular province for Hot Air Ballooning. I think the main reason for this is that it does not have the beach or large mountains of the Western Cape, but the scenery is just as stunning, albeit different. Most Hot Air Balloon companies that […]

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Hot Air Balloon Magaliesberg

Hot Air Ballooning Magaliesberg Hot air ballooning is becoming popular in South Africa, and the spectacular vistas of the Magaliesberg have drawn a number of hot air balloon companies, including Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris, Air to Air Africa and Sun Fun to name a few. Floating high above the ground, you have a spectacular, […]

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Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot Air Balloons have been around for decades, however I think using the word prolific is a little over the top. It has always been expensive to go on Hot Air Balloon Rides, and even today it is still quite a pricy option for an experience. However that is the perfect way to look at […]

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Where in South Africa can you go Hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning in South Africa is one of the best ways of experiencing the spectacular landscape of the country. Ballooning is one of the oldest forms of flight known to man, but has in recent years become an extremely popular activity. Originally used for reconnaissance by the military, the early 70’s saw hot air […]

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Hot Air Balloon Rides Johannesburg

Looking to go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride in or around Johannesburg? Well you have come to the right place. Johannesburg surrounds has the most hot air balloon companies out of any other area in South Africa, so you sure have plenty of choices. Although for obvious reasons no hot air balloon flights take […]

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The history of Hot Air Balloons

As the oldest form of flight known to man, the history of Hot Air Balloons dates back well into the early 1700’s with the first successful ascension in a hot air balloon, called Passarola, made by Bartholomeu de Gusmao on 8 August 1709. Between 1774 and 1786 Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier experimented on various types […]

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How hot air balloons work

Hot air balloons are an ingenious application of some basic scientific principals. The basis of warm air rising in cooler air is the principal on which ballooning works. The warm air is lighter than cooler air and has less mass per unit of volume (the mass can be defined by the measure of how much […]

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