Located at the south end of Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City is actually a 32 mi (51 km) long, 10 mi (16 km) wide and up to 620 ft (190 m) deep in spots bay of Lake Michigan. Combining varied natural attractions for adventure and/or relaxation, Traverse City is a four-season visitor’s destination.
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Hot Air Ballooning in Hoedspruit, Klein Drakensberg, Limpopo South Africa
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.
Relevant activites based in South Africa
This 2-3 hour adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma offers! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the deep, long, quiet pools with ancient forests and deep caves then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!