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Address: Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Ethereal, Must Do!!

Early bird wake up call for this excursion. Got there and still dark out so as to catch the sunrise. Went up with another couple and our guide, Duncan. Thought I would be... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Guilford, CT
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Guilford, CT
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Early bird wake up call for this excursion. Got there and still dark out so as to catch the sunrise. Went up with another couple and our guide, Duncan. Thought I would be afraid, but I was too in awe for fear! So gentle, intimate ride to the sky. Incredible views of the mango fields, Blyde River complete with giraffe,... More 

Thank Hicks23
Stamford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

There's nothing like waking up at the crack of dawn so that you can drift up 5000 feet to see the sun rise over the endless African savannah with the Drakensberg Mountains in the background. For those afraid of heights, just keep in mind you're floating around aimlessly in a wicker basket attached to a giant balloon REALLY high up... More 

Thank janusian33
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249 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

There is always something magnificent about the freedom of going up the atmosphere in a hot air balloon and looking at everything from a bird’s eye view. Launching from the Blyde River near Kruger National Park, Sun Catchers makes the whole experience very exciting, and definitely unforgettable. You get to see the sun rise against the South Drakensburg and enjoy... More 

Thank Luc V
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27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Incredible experience. They made us feel secure and took us through all we needed to know. After they had a little goodbye-snack and we even got a certificate to prove that we didn't chicken out haha. Worth every penny.

Thank SandraMalmborg
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A fantastic experience beginning at 5:45am with a cup of steaming hot chocolate served by the lovely captain of the hot air balloon herself.The prep for the ride before take off,the extremely smooth ride in the air,an excellent landing ~ all ensured that I have overcome my fear of heights! These guys know their job and you are in safe... More 

Thank trikhas
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My wife and I flew with suncatchers last week. This was the first time we have ever been in a hot air balloon and we can certainly say it was an amazing experience. We arrived before the sun had come up and were greeting with warm tea as we stood around the hot fire. As the sun began to rise... More 

Thank Steven L
Kelvedon, England, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We took a ride in the Hot Air Balloon for our wedding anniversary. The views are truly breathtaking, seeing animals (giraffe and zebra) from the sky above and drifting over Blyde River. Take off and landing were executed with great precision with our pilot even landing on a farmers runway & then onto the back of the trailer. We were... More 

Thank Sue A
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My husband really wanted to go on a Safari Hot Ballooning trip in SA, however luck wasn't on our side. However, I got in touch with Sun Catchers and they were more than helpful with my hundred questions! We met with Maritza at the Blyde Wildlife Estate at 5am - she drove us to the location. We were welcomed with... More 

Thank OfficialMrsS
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The staff are so helpful and are more than willing to go the extra mile for guest visiting. It's a must to add the Sun Catchers on things to do when visiting Hoedspruit.

Thank IngwePhoto
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

The early start was soon forgotten as we stood watching Dion and his team breath fire into the mighty balloons! And the sun rose so did we....up up and away for a magical scenic ride over the Blyde River Canyon! Dion was funny informative and most of all safety conscious. My husband and I loved it!! At the end of... More 

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