If you’re looking for a stunning tour of Mpumalanga’s gorgeous landscape, this offer takes you to new heights. Hot air ballooning gives you views of lush canyons, cascading waterfalls and the unmissable Kruger National Park in the distance.
- Hot air balloon flight
- Views of the Panorama Route
- Views of waterfalls
- Animal and bird sightings
Know before you book
- Unsuitable for people unable to stand unassisted
- Unsuitable for young children
- Dependable on safe weather conditions
- Need own transport to the take-off site on the R536
The gorgeous province of Mpumalanga is in the top corner of South Africa and is home to half of the Kruger National Park. With its misty valleys, mountainous sideburns and amazing forests, Mpumalanga truly is SA’s Paradise Country.
Ballooning in Hazyview
One of the best ways to get a good view of Mpumalanga’s many attractions is from the air. Hot air rides with Balloons Over Africa is a great option for your trip to the province. Ballooning is a memorable experience that offers you a 720-degree look at breathtaking landscapes.
The flight is an hour long and departs from the R536, which is just outside of Hazyview. This little town is one of Mpumalanga’s finest, as it is the gateway to Kruger and there are many exciting things to do in Hazyview, including an adrenaline rush with the Hazyview Skyway Trails.
You can also stay in nearby Sabie, which is the waterfall capital of SA, including the famous Mac Mac Falls. The town sits in the middle of one of the largest man-made forests in the world, and the Panorama Route is just next door.
A View From The Top
The balloon will take flight early in the morning, before the earth heats up, and is very dependent on good weather. There is a maximum of eight people per ride and young children are unfortunately not allowed.
After taking off, you will journey along the Panorama Route of the Sabie River Valley with views of Kruger in the distance. This route will give you unbelievable views of some of Mpumalanga’s most amazing sights. You will be able to see the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third-largest canyon in the world, and look through God’s Window, which sits on the Mpumalanga Drakensberg Escarpment.
The pilot usually flies fairly low to guarantee the best possible view of the landscape and animals. You may be able to spot a huge range of animals including:
- Grey rhebuck
- Bushbuck (which usually gather on the riverbanks).
Mpumalanga’s wide landscape is also the home to every species of South Africa’s primates, including vervet monkeys, chacma baboons, greater and lesser bushbabies, and the somango monkey. Birds are in no short supply either and you may be able to spot the three species of loerie that live in SA.
Following your balloon ride, you are given breakfast with the pilot at a nearby resort, where you can toast to the memories of your trip.
You can also experience this stunning landscape on foot with a tour of the Panorama Route. There is also a spectacular cruise along Blyde River with a tour of the valley.
Flying in a hot air balloon is an idyllic experience straight out of a picture book. Ballooning offers you the best seat in the house as you admire the natural wonders on offer in this stunning province.
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- Experience gorgeous Mpumalanga sights
- Safe flight
- Breakfast included
- Time for afternoon activities
- No hotel pick-up/drop-off
Specification: Hot Air Ballooning in Mpumalanga
Not accessible if you are unable to stand unassisted, Not wheelchair accessible
3 to 4 hours
1 Hour Hot Air Balloon Ride, Breakfast, Professional pilot/guide
Gratuities, Hotel pick-up/drop-off
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Nature lovers, People that are good with heights