Experience Africa’s best from a different view

When it comes to adventure activities, there’s nothing like hot air ballooning to evoke a sense of old world grandeur, excitement and romance. You know what they say- if you’re going to do it, do it in style! Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris offer you the incomparable chance to drink in the beauty of the Magalies Meander from the air, and see the true beauty of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site from a different angle.

Imagine yourself just as the sun rises. Bird’s caw distantly, but otherwise it’s just the occasional blast from the balloon burners and you. A glass of champagne is in your hand, and butterflies in your stomach. Very shortly, you’ll be floating kilometres above one of Johannesburg’s most gorgeous vistas. Everything is at peace in the still-dark, sleepy world around you. Your stomach thrills as the balloon lifts off…and you’re away!

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site has offered science some of the most spectacular finds for piecing together mankind’s origins. Parts of the site are still active with archaeological digs, while others are given over to the Maropeng Tumulus and its interactive educational experience. You’ll see it all from above- the very place your far-distant ancestors once hunted and lived. Later, you may be heading down the famous Sterkfontein cave system- but now, you’re way above the earth’s surface, and experiencing a view few will ever see, and one those distant hominids could only have dreamed of.

Celebrate the experience with a delicious champagne breakfast once you land. The Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safari Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant offers you old-world luxury to unwind in and recap the journey while filling your stomach with tasty treats. Memories that will last a lifetime have been made, and you will emerge refreshed, with a totally different perspective on the unique world around you.

Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris awaits you…the only question is, when will you dare to join us?