Lov is like the wind
Drift into a state
Megalies River Valley
Unassailable style
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Welcome to Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris
Immaculately maintained

If you’re going to do it – do it in unassailable style.

If you’re going to do it – do it in unassailable style. Its sunrise, the silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. You’re hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesberg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, just 45 km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world. The exceptional peace of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will forever remain as a truly cherished memory.

Our Packages

Internationally hailed as Southern Africa’s best value, best quality tour operator to be appraised as the winner of the South African Tourism “Welcome Awards 2006”. Selected as the preferred hot air balloon operator in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 2010-2011 promotions. Contact us today to book your balloon safari – an absolutely unique and inspiring way to view the world.

Our Videos


“Hi to the Bill Harrops team.”

A sincere thank you for affording Julie and I privilege of doing your balloon safari.

Windward Charters

“Hi to the Bill Harrops team.”

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience at Harrops Balloon Safaris!!

Love Ross & Celeste”

Frequently Asked Questions

When do you fly?

Early, every morning of the week including Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting and provided we have a minimum of two people.

Where do you fly from?

Most of our flights take place 70 km North of Johannesburg in the beautiful Magalies River Valley.

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