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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
+27 11 705 3201
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Magaliesburg Balloon Safari from Johannesburg
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Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris. If you're going to do it, do it in unassailable style. It's sunrise. The silence is only punctuated by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. Picture yourselves sipping champagne as you hover gently above the tree tops, or soar high above the mountain peaks. After landing, savour a delectable champagne breakfast at our well established, traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant where you will be filled with the warmest of memories.
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Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

This was the perfect excursion to ease us in to the 10 hour time difference upon arriving in South Africa. Transfer pick up from our hotel was prompt and we were eagerly greeted by Bill himself! All staff was warm and friendly. This was definitely...More

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BillJohannesburg, General Manager at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Dear Justin, Indeed I remember you well. In fact I am sure that you will not mind me saying that your review actually goes to prove what a fantastic kind of people come ballooning with us, and that we enjoy interacting with them as they...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

This was my first ever hot air balloon ride - we had tried to do one in the UK but weather let us down. The weather was a little questionable the morning we woke up at 4am but we headed down and the balloons were...More

Thank Rebecca J
BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for your super review which encapsulates so much of what we want to share with our guests. I shall pass on your kind comments to our staff, especially Mark. Perhaps we will have the pleasure of entertaining you, or I am...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

The entire Bill Harrops team was friendly and helpful from the time I initially enquired. We decided on hot air ballooning for our year end team event and we couldn't have chosen better. The reception as soon as we got to the launch site was...More

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear Sofiah, It’s amazing what a committed team, pulling in the same direction with energy and enthusiasm can do, and I am glad that both of our busineses exemplify that philosophy. Thank you so much for spreading the good word. Have a great festive season...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Wow what a beautiful early morning at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris . The ride was so calm and breath taking certainly a must for everyone.Very well organized ,friendly staff and an amazing breakfast buffet with a wide variety to keeping everyone satisfied.We even got...More

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Dear Dream101, Thank you for taking the time out to write such a great review. We try, we try, and thankfully it pays off by giving us the rewarding satisfaction of sharing an amazing experience and converting dreams into great lifetime memories . . ....More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is an absolutely must do trip and definitely one to check off the bucket list. Will be back for sure.

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear 866clydeb (whomever you iz) Thank you for deciding to put us BACK on your bucket list. Looking forward to seeing you soon again. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris made my wedding up in the sky better than I could ever ask for. Very friendly and professional staff all round and great facilities. A day to remember forever!!

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear HartwigJacques, May you have as many happy years as you enjoyed in the balloon. I presume this was a 60 minute flight? Do be sure to drop by for a top up before your golden wedding! Kind regards, Bill Harrop

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience! One for the books! Our Captain Marc been an excellent pilot and host. Thank you BHOBS once again !

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Anjo, I trust this will feature well in this particular chapter in the book of your life. Many thanks and kind regards, Bill

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience Nice to see the magaliesberg mountains one of the oldest in the world from this point of view Had vultures soaring near us

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Rawzi, Glad to see you enjoyed your flight with us and saw how curious the vultures are to see something that flies without wings. Kind regards, Bill Harrop

Reviewed 5 November 2017

The team at Bill Harrop's are incredibly professional and it was truly a highlight. I will recommend to everyone I know.More

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Sheila, Thank you for your kind comment. I have to agree; the folk who work with us are amazing in their attention to detail, especially where it relates to making your experience something extra special. (In fact, I told them that last night at...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Great experience. We will recommend putting this on your bucket list. Excellent staff and beautiful venue.More

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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Sulettee, Thank you for your recommendation. Our investment in the venue is only surpassed by our great staff, and it pays off, both for us as a business and for all the people who trust us to give them a most memorable experience. Kind...More

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Deepti M
3 December 2017|
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Response from funnychap24 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to pay extra and get picked up from the Intercontinental in Sandton. They wouldn't pick me up from my B&B (which was right down the road) but they did drop me off at the B&B after.
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Khamir K
25 March 2016|
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Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
Hi Khamir, Thank you for your interest in coming to our beautiful land as well as including a balloon flight in your plans. In winter we enjoy some of the most reliable ballooning weather in the world. The air is crisp... More
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msouza23
18 March 2015|
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Response from BillJohannesburg | Property representative |
The minimum age for passengers in balloons shared with other parties is generally 6 to 7 years old. This is because under that age children are generally found not to be able to see over the side of the basket which... More
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