Hot Air Ballooning in Hoedspruit, Klein Drakensberg, Limpopo South Africa

Duration :
1 Hour
Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa and named after the second biggest river in Africa, River Limpopo. It borders with Botswana to the West, Zimbabwe to the North and Mozambique to the East. Characterized by primeval indigenous forests, majestic mountains and unspoilt natural setting, it is an adventure seeker's haven.

Hot air ballooning in Hoedspruit is performed near the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment. The mountains from the west and south shelter the spot from prevailing winds, hence hot air ballooning is conducted throughout the year. The hour long scenic flight is over the Lowveld section of the amazing Blyde River. The terrain consists of nature reserves, wild estates and farmland offering a breathtaking aerial view.

This magical flight starts at sunrise and offers breathtaking landscape views, vegetation and on a lucky day some plain game like the giraffe and the wildebeest. Safety is at its top with the pilots informing you of the highlights. The height above the ground is at 2000 ft/609 m but the pilot changes altitude in favor of wind directions and speed.

To attempt this adventure, you need to be of considerable physical fitness. Children are allowed but should be at least 1.2 m/4 ft tall.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Polokwane
217 km/ 135 miles 2 Hours 52 Minutes
Head east towards Game Sb Main Rte. Take a slight right and onto Mark St. Take the 1st left onto Landdros Mare St. Continue onto Webster St and onto R71. Turn right onto R528 and continue with R71. Continue with R40 and then turn left onto Knoppiesdoring Rd and onto Hoedspruit.
Polokwane Airport,
53km/33.4 miles

Limpompo has a number of train stations and arrival and entirely depends on your designated destination.


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