Pilanesberg National Park/Sun City Hot Air Balloon Safari

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Mankwe GAMETRACKERS

Pilanesberg National Park/Sun City Hot Air Balloon Safari

Activity provider: Mankwe GAMETRACKERS

From US$ 377.39 per person

Take an incredible balloon flight over the Savannah as you seek out lions, giraffes, and hundreds of other creatures. Experience this bountiful ecosystem from a unique aerial perspective as you explore the Pilanesberg National Park from above.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The reception of your hotel or lodge


  • Take an incredible morning balloon flight over the National Park
  • Admire the spectacular views of the landscape and wildlife below
  • Keep your eyes peeked for rhinos, lions, leopards, giraffe, and more
  • Enjoy round-trip transfer in an open safari vehicle from your hotel
  • Eat a delicious English breakfast at a private lodge after the flight
Full description
After being collected in the early morning by a registered field guide, travel in an open safari vehicle from your respective hotels at Sun City Resort or lodges in Pilanesberg area to the Pilanesberg National Park. Day visitors can be collected from Bakubung Gate. The transfer through the park takes approximately 1 hour as the balloon launch site is situated in the center. At the launch site, be met by the pilot and crew who will proceed to give a briefing. Climb into a 1.2m high basket and commence your unforgettable journey that lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Experience the finest way of viewing the wildlife of the Pilanesberg National Park including 'the big 5':  lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephants. On landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and orange juice to celebrate the flight. The field guide will then transport you back through the Pilanesberg National Park to a private lodge, where a full English breakfast will be served. Each guest will receive a first flight certificate signed by the Pilot. After breakfast, you will be transferred back to your hotel or lodge. The total duration of this activity is approximately 5 hours.
  • Collection from your hotel at Sun City Resort or Lodges in Pilanesberg (excluding Black Rhino Lodge)
  • 1-hour flight in a hot air balloon
  • Sparkling wine and orange juice on landing
  • Full English Breakfast at a Private Lodge
  • Accommodation
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • For safety reasons, persons fewer than 1.2 meters tall are not permitted to fly
  • This activity is extremely weather dependent and you will be contacted the day before departure to confirm the schedule
  • Guests are required to be reasonably fit, as they are required to climb into a 1.2-meter high balloon basket and must be able to crouch down upon landing
  • This is a shared flight with other tour guests
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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Balloon flight: A must do activity. Excellent pilot and a tremendous experience. Night drive/safari: Got to see 10 lions on a kill. Very god guide and driver. Came very close to a lot of animals.

February 8, 2020

Well organised, cheerful and skilful staff, ensuring that we got an unforgettable experience. Amazing views - even the landing was exciting!

February 6, 2020

It is the best experience you can live in South Africa

January 12, 2020

Product ID: 212910