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Pilanesberg National Park
Balloon safaris in Pilanesberg National Park
1 May 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 - R5000pp
Min number of persons now needed is 4 pax, and weather permitting!

R16 500 - Exclusive flight for 2
Please Note that there has to be 4 signed booking forms/disclaimers with credit card details,
and not just bookings for 4 pax before the booking is confirmed (again, weather permitting)
You will get picked up if staying at the lodges or camps at Pilanesberg. So what to do is always
have more than 1 day available, and to book far in advance as to make up the numbers!
For a booking form mail us at


Balloon safari -  just above us in Pilanesberg; Sep 12 2003 Balloon Safari only  R5000pp

For rates for balloon plus day trip , just add the 2,
but you can take 5% off the day trip price
when you book the balloon through us.

Balloon Safaris:

pilanesberg just after dawn - 3 balloons taking off at the same time

Offered daily in the morning, depending on the weather and number of passengers. Guests are collected at their hotel and taken through the park to rendezvous with the balloon crew. Flights are approximately an hour's duration and on landing sparkling wine is served. A leisurely game drive is then taken through the park to a game lodge where breakfast is served, after which guests are returned to their hotel.

Flights are early in the morning and you need to allow some 4 hours for the full activity which includes the following:

DURATION: 45 min - 1 hr flight, +/- 4 hrs in total
COST: R5000 per person (45 min - 1 hour flight)
R4 100 per person (2x½ hour flights - groups min 20 people)

PLEASE NOTE: We require minimum numbers to conduct a flight - 4 pax

Balloon Safari only R5000pp
Get picked up at Sun City or any Lodge or Resort, 4h00 in summer, 5h00 in winter.

You enter the Park 1 hour before normal opening time.

Balloon gets set up next to Mankwe dam and you ascend just before sunrise.

Flight last about 1 hour after which you have some sparkling wine.

You then return to Bakubung for a full English breakfast.

Note that this rate is applicable for departures from Sun City & Pilanesberg only

Children policy: They are welcome at the same rate but they have to be 1,2 m tall - 4 Ft!!
If 4 and over they will be able to go along on the support vehicle with the guide following the balloon at R500, subject to them behaving and obeying the guide re safety issues. Under 4 yo unfortunately no go.

Pilanesberg Dawn to Dusk Safaris from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pilanesberg and Sun City

Working with new pics are just too time consuming, so I only do it when I have free time! December 2018
Picture Gallery up to 2019
Picture Gallery 2010
Picture Gallery 2009
Picture Gallery 2008
Picture Gallery 2007
Picture Gallery 2006
Picture Gallery 2005
Picture Gallery 2004

It's alphabetical - so save us both time.... and if not on here I will put it up!

Accommodation in the Park only: Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation in and around Sun City. Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation Specials at Pilanesberg

Accommodation at Sun City Vacation Club

Airport at Pilanesberg

Animal studies in Pilanesberg

Bakgatla Resort

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Balloon Safaris: In Pilanesberg National Park -  R5 000pp - 1 hour, minimum 4 pax!

Binoculars needed

Bird list

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Buffalo in the Park

Camping - book direct at 014 555 1000, don't be surprised if you hold 15 minutes and then get cut off.

Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Commission offered to booking agents

Condition of the Veld

Dangers in Pilanesberg

Disclosures: About vehicles used for Pilanesberg and other

Directions - see map

Elephant Back safaris in Pilanesberg.

Entrance fee - see gate times

Etiquette in Game Parks like Pilanesberg for self drives

Friends of Pilanesberg Society - Volunteers helping to maintain the Park.

Gate Times for Pilanesberg National Park

Geology of Pilanesberg National Park

Highlights seen in Pilanesberg the last 2 years:
Don't expect something like this or the animals to stand next to the road waiting.  It's not a Zoo!

History of Pilanesberg National Park

Idiot Gallery - Stunts pulled in Pilanesberg National Park by the mentally challenged.  Other tour operators are welcome to contribute - I will give you recognition except if you don't want it!

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Kids on Safari. In Pilanesberg or other parks

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Manyane Resort

Map and directions to Pilanesberg

Other Parks near Pilanesberg

Other Tour Operators doing Pilanesberg

Packages to Lodges

Picture Gallery -  taken by us over the last 8 years in Pilanesberg.

Pilanesberg National Park vs Kruger National Park.

Reading - other re Pilanesberg.

Safety in Pilanesberg

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Testimonials from clients we have taken to Pilanesberg

Things to do in and around Pilanesberg

Transfers only to Pilanesberg and Sun City - one way: charged per vehicle:

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Veld Condition in the Park

Weather and Climate for Pilanesberg area

What can you hope to see in Pilanesberg?

When to go to Pilanesberg: best time etc

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806 Unit 2, Mogwase, Pilanesberg, Office - Please mail only
PO Box 250 Sun City, 0316
- Updated May 2019
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