They call it the City of Gold- and we at Bill Harrops ‘Original’ Balloon Safaris couldn’t agree more. No longer just a ‘business capital’, Jozi offers a plethora of fun and excitement for everyone. Why not travel like a local, and make 2019 the year you explore the wonderful secrets Johannesburg has waiting for you?
1. Take the plunge
The Soweto Towers aren’t just famous for their stirring art. Once these two iconic towers were a blight on the landscape, sad remnants of a decommissioned coal station in Orlando, Soweto. Lent new vibrancy at the hands of local street artists, they have become a symbol of hope, community, passion… and adventure. Take the plunge from this challenging 100m bungee, and breathe new life into your dreams
2. Soak in the sunset
Perch on Northcliff Hill for a breathtaking peek at the very best of Johannesburg herself, and watch the sun sink below this iconic Egoli skyline.
3. Learn the Lingo
The Zulu people represent South Africa’s largest population group, and this mighty warrior nation carries King Shaka Zulu’s warrior spirit proudly into the next generation. Learn the basics of this scintillating language for yourself, and talk like a true South African.
4. Take to the streets
Keen to push your limits? South Africa offers a plethora of road races, from a gentle couch to 5 kms right through to the renowned Comrades Marathon. Why not brush off your running shoes and join the fun with a healthy challenge to your bulging waistline?
5. Hop on, Hop off
If you prefer to keep you street-pounding a little more genteel, you could always opt for an exciting day spent with Rosebank’s very own hop-on, hop-off bus tours. Allowing you to explore this happening area at your leisure, the famous Arts and Crafts Rooftop Market, South African Museum of Military History, Everard Read Art Gallery, Constitution Hill and many more exciting destinations await you. Round it off with a picnic at Zoo Lake, or shop ‘til you drop at Rosebank Mall.
6. Fly through the air
Breathe in the sights and sounds of the spectacular Magalies Valley from a bird’s eye view. Experience the thrills of hot air ballooning for yourself, and see the world as never before. As you float softly through the air, this gorgeous natural vista will unfold below you. Round it off with a sumptuous feast and a glass of bubbly to celebrate earning your wings. You’ll find yourself looking at the world in a whole new way when you return to earth!
7. Luxuriate in splendour
Tick off two adventures in one, and spend a romantic weekend tucked away on the private reserves at Mabula and Entabeni reserves while still snagging a daring flight through the sky in a hot air balloon with our super-special package deals. Experience some of the very best of Johannesburg’s unique vistas and staggering wildlife from a bird’s-eye view, and amp up the romance of the month of love with a special private suite the night before your flight. Pamper yourself at their luxury spas, or spend every minute in the bush on safari- this weekend is about you, after all! Rediscover the very best of yourself as well as Joburg in luxury bush accommodation where the calls of the night birds will lull you to sleep and the roar of the propane burners will help you wake up. Our unique bush-and-balloon experiences will help you rejuvenate your soul and awaken your inner romantic.
Already itching to start ticking some of these exciting entries off of your bucket list? Then get in touch with Bill Harrops ‘Original’ Balloon Safaris today and book your flight experience. Still keen for even more exciting experiences? Stay tuned for the second part of our Best of Jozi focus next month!