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Address: Glen Gray Farm, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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+27 82 352 5516
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Drakensberg Ballooning offers scenic hot air balloon flights over...

Drakensberg Ballooning offers scenic hot air balloon flights over KwaZulu-Natal with panoramic views stretching from the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Giants Castle in the Southern Drakensberg.

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First time up in a balloon and an amazing experience for that alone. We had very little wind so did not travel far and the views to ground were not very inspiring. However cloud... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Baronsboy
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London
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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over priced, nonchalant guide, moved no more than 200 metres, static for 10 minutes of the hour, with no explanation as to why. If this is due to the weather, then we should have been told and made a meaningful decision whether worth going up, the highest we went was 5000 ft, but sat at 3000 ft and lower! I... More 

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David M, Manager at Drakensberg Ballooning, responded to this review

The Magic of Ballooning is that no flight is the same as any other. The wind dictates where you are going. High wind speeds result in fast landings where the basket turns on it side during the landing and is dragged along until the envelope is deflated. To avoid fast landings we only take off if the wind speed is... More 

London
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160 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

First time up in a balloon and an amazing experience for that alone. We had very little wind so did not travel far and the views to ground were not very inspiring. However cloud cover which on the face of it was quite disappointing meant we had an amazing above cloud view of the Drakensberg mountains bathed in the early... More 

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Durban
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable. Very friendly staff. Very cute cottage they have for accomadation. This was my destination of choice for our engagement. I would have rated 5 stars however the weather was against us on the day and the planning of this trip was a headache due to the uncertainty of the staff making the reservations for us. I had to... More 

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Bathurst, South Africa
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

View the sunrise from a hot air balloon as you gently float above the game reserve and observe the mountains in the distance, this is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion!! The experience begins with coffee and rusks at the launch site. It is interesting to watch the balloon being prepared and before you know it, one is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My daughter and I did the early morning trip. It was breath taking and absolutely beautiful...drifting over a game farm...we will be back...

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Woking, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to celebrate my mother-in-laws 80th birthday by taking her for a balloon ride . There were 7 of us in our party. On arrival we were given hot coffee and a rusk to enjoy while watching the balloon bring inflated and then what an awesome experience to float over the farms below and to watch the sunrise -... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Early morning well worth the effort. Hot drinks by bonfire watching preparations. A thrilling experience as the sunrises. The peacefulness as you drift over land and water. Some animals and beautiful scenery. Champagne followed by a tasty breakfast

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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I originally emailed Drakensberg ballooning in November 2015 (4 months prior to leaving for south Africa on the 9th of March 2016) to organise a surprise private ballooning flight for my girlfriend’s birthday on the 25th of March, to which they take payment on the day via cash or card. They duly confirmed the flight and all was well in... More 

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David M, Manager at Drakensberg Ballooning, responded to this review

This individual tried to manipulate us with threats of this posting. No payment was received from this person for the booking. He did not arrive at the venue. It was Easter Friday and we were closed. More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Thank you to Danie and his team for a wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived at Ukhozi Bush Lodge we were treated so well by everyone. Accommodation in the cottage is luxurious and comfortable and we spent time just chilling enjoying the scenery. Early the next morning the excitement started when we arrived at the launch site in the... More 

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durban
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Excitement starts building from 4am where you rise to make it to the launch site on time. Danie and his team are welcoming and the whole experience is magical, from watching the vast balloon fabric being inflated, to the flame that carries the balloon way up high. The view is amazing over the central berg and... More 

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