See Johannesburg from Up in the Sky
Hot Air Ballooning in Africa
Why not opt for something a little different this family getaway? How does a morning cruise along the sunrise sound? Celebrate your next family gathering in the sky, along with friends and family, on your first hot air balloon trip!
Hot Air Ballooning Events
Imagine picturesque views and an experience of a lifetime and opt for something a little different this year. We are open all days of the year with the exception of the 1st January. Treat your loved ones to a trip in the sky for an unforgettable experience. Create memories over the strikingly beautiful Cradle of Humankind, and enjoy the take-off from the banks of Lake Heritage.
We prepare early morning flights; therefore winter is the best time to take to flight. Start your morning bright and early, 04:30am during the months of December, January and February and 05:30am for October and November. “Fear not, our coffee, tea and biscuits, on arrival, will have you bright eyed and bushy tailed in no time…Following your unforgettable hot air balloon experience, join us for a glass of delightful sparkling refreshment, in our spirit of tradition, before jetting down to enjoy a buffet breakfast at Heia Private Game Reserve.
Get a Birdseye View of the Extensive Wildlife
We prepare early morning flights; therefore summer is the best time to take to flight. Start your morning bright and early, 04:30am during the months of December, January and February and 05:30am for October and November. Fear not, coffee, tea and biscuits await you before launch to help you be fully alert for your adventure. Heia Private Game Reserve offers guests a breakfast buffet to attend after their flight, and if you’re lucky you’ll even get to see a Zebra having a drink at the pool! Other animals at Heia include the eccentric Debra the Zonky (Zebra and Donkey cross), Giraffes, Wildebeest, Impala and 2 of the rare black Springboks.
No Need for a Babysitter, Kids are Welcome!
Our biggest balloon, known as The Monster, can hold up to 16 people, perfect for an unconventional and extraordinary family adventure. Enjoy your own memorabilia when you take family photos alongside the balloon at the banks of Lake Heritage before lift-off. Along these banks, guests may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the wildlife. Not long after, you’ll be rising up to above the skyline with the gentle hum of the burners above you. The hour long flight will have you experiencing 360 degree views of Muldersdrift.