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Hot air ballooning over South Africa

Johannesburg city slickers escape on the weekends to the Magaliesberg mountains, and justifiably so – its natural beauty provides a relaxing refuge from the grind of urban existence. A wonderful way to appreciate the area’s grassy slopes, waterfalls and dramatic rock formations is by going on a hot air balloon trip. Watch the sunrise and the patchwork land change colour as you gently drift over the veld, listening to the otherworldly silence. Most trips include a Champagne breakfast once you reach terra firma. See Bill Harrop’s ‘Original’ Balloon Safaris for more information.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I am desperate to take a hot air balloon trip, i am hoping to take a trip to south africa next year so think i will be trying to make this dream come true.

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