Hot Air Balloon / Stellenbosch Prices & Tickets 2023

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Watch the colorful envelope of your hot air balloon become buoyant as billows of combustion bring it to life, affording its passengers an unforgettable, upwardly lifting experience. Cape Town is known for its amazing mountains, sprawling winelands and gorgeous coastline.

What better way to see this beautiful city than on one of the incredible hot air ballooning tours? From families to couples looking for a romantic activity, there’s a tour to suit everyone. Take flight with the rising sun as it illuminates the magnificent Cape Winelands landscape below.

Think it’s all a bunch of hot air? Think again!

Know Before You Book:

  • Hot air balloon Cape Town tours begin at sunrise
  • Transport to Stellenbosch isn’t included
  • Dress comfortably to easily enter/exit the basket


  • Sunrise launch from Klein Joostenberg Farm
  • Gorgeous views of Table Mountain, Cape Town landmarks and vineyards
  • Breakfast at the Klein Joostenberg Bistro

Stellenbosch winelands

Nothing stirs the inner romantic or nostalgic sentiment quite like hot air ballooning. It also happens to be the world’s first successful passenger-carrying mode of flight!

On one of these breathtaking hot air balloon rides, South Africa opens up to you. You’ll enjoy spectacular views as you glide over the unparalleled surrounding beauty of the Cape Winelands. Suspended in a little wicker basket and skimming the treetops hundreds of meters above terra firma – you’re in for the adventure of a lifetime!

One of the most spectacular and visually distinctive activities, hot air ballooning is truly a once in a lifetime pursuit. Furthermore, drifting across the Cape Winelands just serves to enhance what is an already remarkable experience.

One of the tours available begins at picturesque sunrise on a farm in Stellenbosch. From a hot air balloon, Stellenbosch is even more memorable. Sail over the acres of Wineland and take in views that belong in an oil painting. For the perfect trip for two, enjoy an early-morning hot air balloon ride over Cape Town as it’s draped with dew.

Perfect photo opportunities await, but remember to put the camera down every now and then and just soak up the experience too!

Hot Air Balloon, Stellenbosch Prices 2021

Prices for the Stellenbosch hot air balloon begin at USD $264 to USD $ 1125. When booking one of the tours in a hot air balloon, Cape Town, prices depend on the features of your chosen tour. While both tours offer similar highlights, the major difference comes with choosing between a private or group tour.

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Soar over the Cradle of Humankind or the Magaliesberg mountain range on a sunrise hot air balloon flight. Have some refreshments as you watch the balloon being inflated, then set off on a scenic adventure in the sky. Fly over one of the two sites with your experienced pilot, taking in the...
Classic Flight
Get more out of your time in South Africa by combining a hot air balloon ride with a game viewing experience. Traveling by hot air balloon instead of car allows you to fly over several game reserves in a short space of time in the scenic Cradle of Humankind area. Along the way, look out for local...
Safari Flight
Take in aerial views of the Magaliesbergs and the Cradle of Humankind on this hot air balloon safari. Get the best possible perspective on this striking landscape without paying for the high price of an airplane or helicopter tour. Spend the hour-long flight sipping champagne and enjoying the...
Early Morning Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg
Enjoy an intimate balloon ride on a smaller ballon built for two passengers. Float above the Magaliesberg Mountains for epic views at sunrise, sipping sparkling wine and enjoying commentary from your dedicated guide/pilot. Once you land, enjoy a full English breakfast to round out your experience.
Exclusive Classic Flight for Two

Times of Hot Air Balloon Rides Cape Town

Departure for hot air balloon rides, Cape Town, begins at sunrise from Stellenbosch. The actual time of this will vary according to the season but it is important to factor in travel time from your accommodation to the Klein Joostenberg Farm.

Best Time to go for Hot Air Balloon Cape Town Specials

Your early morning take-off is a good start as the first hour of sunrise provides the calmest and most ideal conditions for a flight. However, the best time to enjoy a trip in a hot air balloon, Stellenbosch, is in the spring or summer months between September and March. Cape Town’s rainy season begins in May so it’s best to enjoy a hot air ballooning tour outside of this period.

Hot air balloon at sunset

Hot Air Balloon Rides, Cape Town

Enjoy a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over the gorgeous Cape Town landscape. You can choose from a memorable shared aerial experience accompanied by a fun group and numerous photo opportunities or a more intimate experience where you take to the sky for an incredible tour.

Take a look at these fantastic tours in more detail!

Shared Stellenbosch Winelands Ballooning

This unmatched adventure begins by meeting before sunrise at the launch site in Klein Joostenberg Farm, Stellenbosch.

Sip on something hot as you watch the experienced crew setting up your beautiful balloon, a sight to behold in itself.

After a brief 20 minutes during which you can catch your breath (only to lose it again taking in the spectacular views) you’ll ascend into the golden sunrise that’s starting to streak across the early morning sky.

Lifting upward hundreds of meters into the sky, the opportunity presents an endless array of photo-worthy sights. Enjoy Table Mountain views, Cape Town snippets and the carpets of vines across the Stellenbosch vineyards below.

After roughly 1 hour, your balloon will begin its descent to the landing site, where an effervescent glass of sparkling wine beckons, giving the crew a chance to pack up your balloon.

Breakfast awaits at the Klein Joostenberg Bistro, a restaurant where inspiration is drawn from traditional French cuisine and utilizing fresh, regional farm produce. But as all good things must come to an end, the day draws to a close on your hot air balloon affair.

What we liked: This offers a full package of breakfast, wine and sightseeing.
  • Experienced crew
  • Coffee/tea
  • Breakfast at Klein Joostenberg Bistro
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Hot air balloon ride

  • Transfers to Stellenbosch
  • Optional gratuities

This unforgettable tour through the Cape Town sky is truly amazing with everything from gorgeous aerial views to a tasty breakfast. This tour is perfect for anyone, from families to friends looking to enjoy a fun Cape Town activity.

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Stellenbosch mountain

Private Hot Air Balloon Stellenbosch Flight

Suspended between a wicker basket and beautiful balloon, start ascending upwards towards the sunrise-streaked African sky for around 60 minutes of pure joy. Soak up views of the Stellenbosch vineyards as they lie across the landscape below, hanging heavy with vines.

Capture the moment by camera as you peer over to Table Mountain and the surrounding Cape Town cityscapes before descending. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic and totally unique activity, this hot air balloon tour is unmissable.

What we liked: There’s nothing more romantic than this private hot air ballooning tour!
  • Hot air balloon ride for two
  • Experienced crew
  • Coffee/tea
  • Breakfast at Klein Joostenberg Bistro
  • Glass of sparkling wine

  • Transfers to Stellenbosch
  • Optional gratuities

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9.3Expert Score
What could be better than soaring over spectacular vineyard landscapes on board one of the most nostalgic forms of flight? Photos of the setup routine are welcomed, as this in itself is something special to see. From the incredible take-off to the memorable views, this tour is unforgettable.
  • Unmatched aerial views
  • Experience of a lifetime
  • Photo opportunities like no other
  • Breakfast and sparkling wine included
  • This one's for the early birds
  • Not ideal for those with vertigo
  • Subject to cancellation due to weather conditions

Specification: Hot Air Balloon / Stellenbosch Prices & Tickets 2023


Not wheelchair accessible


3 to 4 hours


1 Hour Hot Air Balloon Ride, Breakfast, Glass of sparkling wine


Gratuity (optional), Transport

Meals & Drinks

Breakfast, Glass of sparkling wine


Not included

Suitable For

Couples, Families, Nature lovers, Not suitable for those suffering from extreme vertigo, Photographers, Tourists

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    My sister and me booked this flight before our trip to Cape Town. We were asked to provide a couple of dates we were available in case the flight had to be postponed due to weather. Our flight was moved to our second available date, which was fine. We were picked up from our accommodation and whisked to the launch site in a very comfortable minibus. It took about 50 mins from the center of the city. On arrival, we had a coffee and biscuits. We then watched the pilot Conrad, and staff prepare the balloon. It was fascinating seeing how the balloon, basket and gas all come together. There were about 15 guests. We each climbed into the basket (you need to wear jeans/trousers and trainers) and very soon were airborne. It was so quiet apart form the occasional burst of gas to keep the balloon inflated. It was chilly first thing in the morning so we wore jackets. But it soon warmed up. We were taken over the wine lands as the sun rose into the sky and it was magical. We were airborne for about an hour. It felt longer. Conrad our pilot was fantastic, pointing out local landmarks and answering a barrage of questions. We felt completely safe in his expert hands. After we landed, we helped to fold the balloon ready for packing away. It was a hoot as we all grappled with the billowing fabric. Then it was time for champagne! To top off our experience we were taken to Joostenburg Gardens for breakfast which was lovely. This was a once in a lifetime experience for us and it was very well worth the money. We would highly recommend it.

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    The hot air balloon ride and experience overall is amazing. Beware of the transport that is not included. No estimate was provided on how much the transportation would be. And then was expected to pay 25% more than an uber or a taxi. Would be better to find alternative transportation.

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    It was an amazing experience. The view, the pilot and the team – everything was perfect. Thank you very much!

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    Fantastic experience. This was our first time experiencing a hot air balloon. The captain (Marc) was very adept and explained everything as he went along. I would definitely go again with these folks

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