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“THE BEST!”

Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris
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$198.02*
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Magaliesburg Balloon Safari from Johannesburg
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 28, 2011

My wife and I booked a flight with Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris about 3 months before we went to South Africa. The booking process via the internet was easy and very competently handled. Due to very high winds, we couldn't fly on the day we'd booked. However, the company called us the day before to let us know, and gave us the option of flying on one of the two following days. The next day worked for us.
Directions to the balloon field were easy to follow - plus I had the coordinates entered into my GPS - and we arrived on time. There were hot drinks, cookies and mini-muffins available per-flight. Our flight was with 2 other couples - 6 of us in all, plus Tracy, the very competent and experienced pilot.
Breakfast back at the field was outstanding. Great service, awesome people. friendly staff, great value and what an experience.
Highly recommended. Just make sure you wear warm cloths in layers.

3  Thank David S
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Dear Baldeagle,
A belated thank you for your review.
Kind regards,
Bill Harrop

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Reviewed October 15, 2011

Our experience with Bill Harrops was just excellent. From pick up at our hotel in Jo'burg until the ride back again, everything was very well organized. 
Most importantly, everything was SAFE! 
The balloon ride itself was rather short but very enjoyable.

3  Thank Liemtraveling
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Dear Liem,
A belated thank you for your review.
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Bill Harrop

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Reviewed September 8, 2011

Something really different “something really special”


If you’re going to do it – do it in unassailable style

Its sunrise, The silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable.

You’re sipping fine champagne while hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesberg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, just 45 km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world. The exceptional peace of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will forever remain as a truly cherished memory

4  Thank limpo
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Dear Limpo,
A belated thank you for your review.
Kind regards,
Bill Harrop

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Reviewed May 24, 2011

Its was an amazing morning, truly magical. The whole experience from arriving in the morning to hot chocolate and warm muffins, an amazing balloon flight, having a detour on the way back to base to photograph some giraffes we spotted and then a fabulous breakfast!
We were looked after by a great team and the whole experience is something not to be missed.
I would definitely recommend this trip

5  Thank Addykan
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Dear Addykan,
A belated thank you for your review.
Kind regards,
Bill Harrop

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Reviewed April 12, 2010

This is a trully wonderful experience. The Bill Harrop team are super-professional, very well organised and take great care of their visitors. Ballooning is an amazing adventure, we were worried that we'd be scared as we have vertigo but that wasn't the case at all. We flew high and low, amazing views, a chance to wave at the neghbours and take some fantastic pictures. All this was topped off wth a sumptuous champagne breakfast. I would heartily recommend this trip

5  Thank mozbiz
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BillJohannesburg, Owner at Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Dear Mozbiz,
A belated thank you for your review.
Kind regards,
Bill Harrop

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