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    What to Expect
    In line with traditional balloon flights, our Classic Flight offers guests the serene beauty of floating gently over the Cradle of Humankind or the Magaliesberg,The pilot allows the hot air balloon at times to drift at tree top height and at other times will ascend into the skies, offering guests a panoramic view of the beautiful African landscape below.

    We have air balloon launch sites located in the Cradle of Humankind and the Magaliesberg that have been chosen for their close vicinity to the majority of lodges in the area. Alternatively, we will launch from any lodge that is more convenient to the client, providing that the lodge has adequate space for the launching of passenger balloons.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Cradle of Humankind Visitor Centre Maropeng, R400, Mogale, 1911, South Africa
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Meet at 5 star Lodge
    • Upon arrival, refreshments served as you watch the air balloon being inflated
    • Take-off at sunrise
    • Flight of approximately 1 hour
    • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Cradle of Humankind or Magaliesberg
    • Keeping with tradition, the flight will be celebrated with sparkling wine and orange juice
    • Certificates presented by the pilot
    • Transfer back to the Lodge
    • Full English breakfast
    • The entire ballooning experience will take 2 - 3 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Accommodation - (This can be booked on request - Balloon & Accommodation packages are available)
    • We require a minimum of 4 passengers to confirm a flight on-board one of our larger passenger balloons. There are two alternatives available, we can provisionally book you onto the date then try to confirm another 2 passengers to fly with you or we can move your flight to the next suitable date.
    • Children under the age of 7 years are not permitted to fly.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Guests with any medical conditions, that they feel AirVentures should be made aware of, accept the responsibility to advise us accordingly.
    • All passengers must be able to stand for the duration of the flight, and must be able to enter and exit the basket.
    • To conform with the industry accepted practice, we consider it unsafe to fly when pregnant.
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children under the age of 7 years are not permitted to fly.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Operates all year round, please dress appropriately. Flat shoes are recommended.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Amazing experience Ruan is awesome Thanks guys, we loved every moment Tamara Guignard and Geoff Grant
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    I highly recommend booking with AirVentures. Thank you to our pilot Ruan and the rest of the AirVentures crew who went out of their way to make my husband’s birthday memorable, even giving him a birthday card! The flight was nothing short of epic: we saw the sunrise, spotted
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    It was a real experience with great professionals. The sunrise up in the hot air balloon was really worth waking up at 3,00 in the morning. We enjoyed the ride and felt very secure ( though we had some apprehensions before going). The team is just exceptional and they really
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    I would like to thank Jana and Ruan for the experience of a life time that we had. Their service is very professional. My fiance and I had the best time of our life's . I couldn't ask for anything better to do my proposal. It's a life time memory and we'll be flying with you
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    I can only imagine this is what Princess Jasmine experienced on her flying carpet ride, it was truly a magical experience. First off booking with Air ventures was a lovely interaction, Jana is friendly and very prompt in her response. Jappie was our Pilot and he is
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