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Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Respective hotels at Sun City Resort and lodges in Pilanesberg area.
    Departure Time
    4:00 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Driver/guide
    • Glass of Champagne
    • Breakfast
    • National Park fees
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 4 people are required for the flight to take place
    • All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking. For safety reasons passengers must be taller than 1.2 metres
    • Closed on New Years Day 01 January.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our ballon drive was canceld 30 min. before depature - it was 3:30 a.m. in the morning. We stand up so early for nothing .... there was no offer for an alternative. Reason: Too much wind. From our view - there was no wind in the morning, we have been in the Pilanesberg Park by
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    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 of game spotting on the drive into the
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    Response from TarrynTR, Senior Field guide at Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park
    Responded 25 Mar 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 Gametrackers team.
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    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 exclusive reserve
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    Response from TarrynTR, Senior guide at Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park
    Responded 19 Feb 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 has not been in our favor and our pilots always put safety first. They say "rather be down here wishing to be up there than up there wishing you were down here". We are sad that you didn't get to fly the two days you were here and hope that maybe you will get another chance in the future. Kind regards the Mankwe GAMETRACKERS team.
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    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 are floating over the game reserve. Absolutely
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    Response from TarrynTR, Senior Field guide at Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park
    Responded 2 Oct 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 Gametrackers team.
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    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 a couple of nights at Kingdom
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    Response from TarrynTR, Senior Field guide at Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pilanesberg National Park
    Responded 30 Jul 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 see you back again soon for your next adventure. Kind regards The Mankwe Gametrackers team.
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    About the operator
    By: Mankwe GAMETRACKERS
    204 reviews
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    Freedom63007787689
    91
    A MUST !!!! Memory of a life time
    Amazing experience, we did morning and night Drive. Morning so crisp and calm not hot , Giraffes, Elephants we
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    Shallas55
    10
    Awesome experience
    The game drive was absolutely amazing. There were tons of animals. Our guide (Peter) was enthusiastic and
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    Willemv1519
    10
    As amazing as always
    On Thursday the 19th of December we braved the early wake up and went on the 5:30 morning game drive, and o boy
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    JVA22
    Locust Grove, Virginia
    7750
    Group Game Drive from Sun City
    We joined in on a morning and evening game drive from our resort. We booked from the desk area at the Bush
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    KaylaC720
    St. Dogmaels, United Kingdom
    218
    Fantastic Family Fun!!
    We went quad biking with our fabulous guide - who stopped every so often to take photos of us on the quad bikes
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    bessieSwansea
    Swansea, United Kingdom
    2618
    6 Fantastic Game Drives & The Hot Air Balloon Safari
    We spent 10 days at the Sun City Resort and booked all of our activities through Mankwe Gametrackers...they are
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    martinlegge18
    Waterlooville, United Kingdom
    36
    balloon
    terrible, cancelled ballon trip last minute, bad weather!!!!!! clear skies and 36???? more like not enough
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    Grisu0175
    70
    Very bad communication - a lost day in our holidays
    Our ballon drive was canceld 30 min. before depature - it was 3:30 a.m. in the morning. We stand up so early for
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    ciaran51
    sligo
    41
    Game drives
    We did four game drives in total and they were brilliant. The guides, Darren and Nicki, really knew their stuff
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    TAnia0001
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    121
    Gamedrive - Wow
    Daryn was our guide and was able to read the behavior of the animals so well, explaining to us what their behavior
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    Janeyr79
    10
    Amazing
    We decided to do the quad biking with our 13 year old son, and we loved the experience. Our instructor Boza was
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    paulbZ7720BG
    London, United Kingdom
    2610
    Great activity - outstanding
    What a great experience! I’m not particularly interest in motor bikes or the biking side but it was easy and
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    679graemed
    Bryanston, South Africa
    10
    Private Game Drive
    Our party of 5 did two private game drives this week at Pilansberg. Saw the big five and the game ranger was
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    DazzaCanto
    Sun City, South Africa
    94
    Game Drive
    They charge you R750 to go on a 3 hour game drive that does not have an age limit for children. So as you can
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    Anita I
    Phoenix, Arizona
    25660
    fun evening with an informative and entertaining guide
    Mankwe Game Trackers in Pilanesberg was a great choice for our night game drive experience. No frills, which is
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