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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.

The next few paragraphs are in Afrikaans but all of the pages will be in English.

Miskien het dit iets te doen met die kurwe van die aarde, maar om uit ‘n lugballon ondertoe te kyk laat ‘n mens baie klein voel. Vroegoggend, sonsopkoms, die ongelooflike stilte word slegs nou en dan onderbreek deur die geblaas van die brander en af en toe ‘n skril roep van ‘n voël.

Die opwinding is ongelooflik terwyl jy rustig bo die aarde sweef met die majestueuse Drakensberge op die horison.

Om die blad te vereenvoudig is die res van ons aanbieding in Engels, maar ons praat virseker Afrikaans.

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 PEACE OF MIND

Did you know…

Hot air ballooning is the safest aviation sport in the world?

However..

There are certain criteria that you should know regarding hot air balloon safety and legality.

No Pilot, even if he or she has a valid licence, is allowed to fly for reward, unless it is under the auspices and control of a company that is licensed as an Air Service and has a valid Operating Certificate issued by CCA.

That is why we are flying in association with Westline Aviation,  a Bloemfontein based company. Westline Aviation is well known throughout South Africa.

About

Drakensberg Ballooning started operating in Winterton in 2012. Danie Honiball and David MacGregor started flying with a small 105 Thunder and Colt Balloon taking up 2 guests at a time. Next a 210 Cameron balloon was acquired and it was possible to take up 8 guests at a time. we have continued to add balloons to the fleet and have a 160 Thunder and Colt and a 315 Cameron.

Annually we participate in the South African Balloon championships

Current Pilots are David MacGregor and Daniel Honiball.

The Honiball family host the ballooning on their farm Glen Gray outside Winterton

Comments

 “At around 1000 feet above the farms below, we watched the red rim of the rising sun grow larger in the earth…Amazing.” Lorna

” We thought to get in and out of the basket would be a bit of a problem for us eighty year olds, but with the help of Danie and his team, they managed to bundle us oldies into the basket with ease! Danie is such a friendly, calm and confident pilot.” Louis

” We enjoyed the best game viewing, especially a large heard of giraffe which entertained us, or was it us that entertained them? We treasure the captured memories which we will carry with us for the rest of our lives.” Dale and Cherie van den Aardweg

“What an amazing experience, not frightening at all, we floated in the sky for approximately 50 minutes and the view from above was incredible. To describe the whole experience would be to say that it was like floating on a cloud, it was that comfortable.” Carlos and Trish Pereira

“‘n Ongelooflike ondervinding! ‘n mens dryf geluidloos behalwe vir die geluid van die brander af en toe. Toe ons deur ‘n wolkbank breek , lê die hele reeks van die berge soos ‘n prentjie voor ons. Dit was op my “bucket list” en ‘n ervaring wat ons nie sal vergeet nie. ” Barry en Betsie

 Dear Danie and team, thank you for the most A-M-A-Z-I-N-G memory and life defining experience. What an incredible proposal venue, up above the clouds with the sun rising in the distance. Felt like we had God with us when my sweetheart proposed. We will be back!! Roald & Nikki

A HUMUNGOUS THANK  YOU!! to Danie, Annali, Daniël and of course our wonderful pilot David! Breathtaking, amazing, incredible and definitely an addiction I could get used to……. especially the stillness. Thank you a thousand fold for  an incredibly unforgettable experience and famous South African hospitality. Tamasyn Palmer (officially infected with the ballooning virus)

 Die ballonvaart was net soveel beter as wat ons kon droom! Dit was vir my ‘n simbool dat ons volgende jare tot hoër hoogtes gaan – beslis ‘n goeie afsluiting van ons eerste 30 jaar van ‘n geseënde huwelik.  Kobus en Marnette