Westline Drakensberg Ballooning
There can be no better way to start your day than by majestically floating through the African sky at sunrise in a hot air balloon. To drift slowly with the wind over breath, taking in the Drakensberg scenery, is a unique combination of exhilaration and serenity. It is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
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.
David MacGregor has been flying hot air balloons for many years and is the 2013 National Hot Air Balloon Champion.
For decades their goal has been to provide a world class leisure activity, safely and consistently.
What to Expect...
Every flight is different and depends entirely on wind speed and direction on the day. Upon arrival at the launch site you will receive a full technical and safety briefing. As soon as the balloon is fully inflated, passengers will be asked to climb aboard. As we ascend, the beauty of the landscape unfolds beneath us, and within minutes, you will be cruising at several thousand feet and be able to see for miles around. It is a seemingly motionless experience; the only thing breaking the silence will be the occasional roar of the burners.
For more or less a magical hour we literally fly with the wind, but eventually we have to return to earth. After finding a suitable and safe landing spot, the pilot will bring the balloon in to land. The retrieval crew will help to pack up the balloon and transport us back to our vehicles by road.
Whether it is something you want to tick off on your bucket list and/or give, the gift of flight to your favourite person, this is an experience not be missed.
Our launch site is Glen Gray, 6 km from Winterton on route to Cathedral Peak.
- S28° 49.647
- E29° 27.927
Mobile 1: +27 (0) 82 352 5516 - Dave
Mobile 2: +27 (0) 82 548 9910 - Annali