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Cape Town Hot Air Balloon Flight

Cape Town, Johannesburg, And Hartbeespoortdam

Activity Description

Guests can look foward to a hot air ballooning experience including the following:

Passengers meet crew and pilots on the launch site at sunrise
Pre-flight beverages including hot chocolate and marshmallows, tea and coffee
Passenger participation – opportunity to assist with the inflation of the hot air balloon
Boarding of the balloon and safety briefing from the pilot
Hot air balloon flight of approximately 1 hour
Traditional sparkling wine celebration on landing
Passenger participation – opportunity to assist with the pack up of the hot air balloon
Transfer back to the launch site
Country style breakfast
First flight certificate and in-flight photograph


Duration4 hours 45 minutes
WhenBalloon launches seven days a week, between these specified dates, subject to availability and weather.
WhereLaunching Venue: Joostenburg Bistro and Garden Centre Address: R304, Just off the N1, Exit 39 Coordinates: -33.82507222, 18.79378889 Basic Directions: From Cape Town take the N1 towards Paarl. After the Engine One stop take the next off ramp exit 39 Stellenbosch R304. Turn right on to R304 drive 700 meters and the entrance is on the left.
WeatherPlease remember that balloon flights are strictly weather dependent. We require calm surface winds in order to launch the balloon, and land safely. The wind direction also needs to be favourable to avoid flying into restricted air space, and avoid obstacles such as built up areas, mountains etc. If we are forced to cancel due to weather conditions, please understand that this is for your safety, as well as for the safety our pilots and crew members, and to avoid any damage to the balloon. It is not unusual for flights to be postponed due to the weather - this could be due to fast upper winds (which may not be visible from the ground), mist, cloud cover or poor visibility, rain or thunderstorms in the vicinity, or a wind direction which may pose a hazard to the safe landing of the balloon. The pilot's decision is final. We will never under any circumstances force a flight. Please keep this in mind for special occasions, and ensure you have a backup plan in place for proposals, surprise gifts etc. We do also offer gift certificates valid for 12 months in the event that a flight cannot take place on a particular day.
What to WearIt is best to dress in casual, comfortable clothes. Natural fibres such as cotton are preferable to synthetic fabrics such as nylon. Please do not wear white clothes or white shoes as you will be landing in farmlands and it will be dusty or muddy. Long pants such as jeans and old, closed shoes are best. You will need to climb in and out of the balloon basket - skirts and dresses make this very difficult. Please no high heels, open sandle type shoes or flip flops. You can wear something warm to begin with, but it will get warmer once in the air due to the radiant heat from the burners. It is advisable to wear a hat or cap, to shield your head from the heat of the burners. Ladies with long hair, please ensure it is tied back securely, and not loose.
Things to BringPlease bring your booking confirmation with you for check-in. This document contains directions and important telephone numbers in the event that you require assistance on the morning. Please feel free to bring your camera and binoculars. These will need to be tucked away in your jacket during landing.
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height1.2 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelBeginner

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsHot air balloon flight of approximately 1 hour Traditional sparkling wine celebration on landing Transfer back to the ballooning launch site Country style breakfast First flight certificate and in-flight photograph
ExclusionsTransfers to and from the launch site not included.


We will send an SMS to passengers between 18:00 and 20:00 the evening before the flight to confirm that the flight will go ahead and – please make sure you check in for your flight by responding to the pilot’s message.

For safety reasons, persons less than 1.2m tall are not permitted to fly. Guests are to be reasonably fit, as they are required to climb into a 1.2-metre high balloon basket and be able to crouch down on their haunches on landing. Regret no passengers over 120kg. We consider it unsafe for pregnant women to fly.

Customer Reviews

What an amazing experience. Conrad is an excellent pilot and host. We enjoyed it a lot. - Doreen Rabie

impeccable operation! transported by hot air and passion we floated in the sky feeling safe and blissful! thanks a lot - Nicolas ROLLAND

Sorry that we did not reply sooner but it was really a life time expierence!! Will recommend it for anybody that treasure a aventures event.Arrangments was easy due to wonderful admin lady.We will always remember this day and the expierence - Schalk Schoeman

Stunning.....lovely experience. Loved it - Elretha Johnson

Absolutely fantastic. Would recommend it to one and all. Hope to do it again one day. - Iris Mabille

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