AirVentures Hot Air Ballooning offers more than just a hot air balloon ride, we offer a total experience encompassing all the good things that make Africa great, from sun rise to great food, from wildlife to breathtaking scenery.
AirVentures can meet all your requirements with a choice of high quality, exciting flight packages. Our attention to detail, and focus on exceptional service will ensure that your balloon flight with us meets all expectations.
A hot air balloon flight is usually a once in a lifetime experience, and choosing the right operator to ensure that your flight meets all expectations, is an important decision.
Below, we list a number of reasons why AirVentures is well positioned to offer you a superior flight experience.
AirVentures has been recognised by the tourism authority in our area of operation, as the BEST balloon operator, and is the proud recipient of Eight Tourism Awards:
2008 Winner – Leisure Category (West Rand Tourism Awards)
2009 Winner – Ballooning Category (West Rand Tourism Awards)
2010 Winner – Eco and Adventure Tourism Award (MCCI Awards)
2010 Winner – Most Exhilarating Experience (West Rand Tourism Awards)
2011 Winner – Most Exhilarating Experience (Cradle of Humankind & West Rand Tourism Awards)
2011 Winner – Provincial and Overall Guide (Cradle of Humankind & West Rand Tourism Awards). Awarded to Adam Fillmore (AirVentures pilot), a FGASA qualified and registered Field Guide.
2013 Winner – Overall Tourism Experience & Best Leisure Experience (Cradle of Humankind and West Rand Tourism Awards)
2014 Winner – Tourism and Hospitality – Eco Tourism Award & Overall Winner 2014 (WRCBT Business Achievers Awards)
Beautiful Flying Areas
Cradle of Humankind (World Heritage Site):
We are the only balloon operator to launch our balloons centrally within the Cradle of Humankind, and to offer a full flight experience within the 53 000 hectare world heritage site. Proclaimed a world heritage site in 1998, this protected area is predominately made up of large private game reserves, it contains 13 fossil sites, and has over one third of all hominid fossil finds in the world. With minimal human impact, this area is a true wilderness gem to fly in.
Renowned for ballooning, this picturesque area boasts a range of mountains that are almost a 100 times older than Everest , and are literally thousands of millions of years old. An area of significant South African and geological history, its vastness and beauty can only really be appreciated from the air. Like the Cape vulture that soars in the thermals around these mountains, a hot air balloon ride is un-paralleled in its ability to provide silent, 360 degree visability.
Okavango Delta (World Heritage Site) – Botswana:
AirVentures is the sole licensed provider of hot air balloon safaris over the Okavango Delta, operating over the remote North Western region. We provide the opportunity for you to experience the epitome of a balloon safari, drifting over one of Africa’s great wilderness destinations. A unique landscape flooded with water interspersed with winding channels, dotted with islands and surprisingly large expanses of woodland forests. This age old adventure explores the Okavango Delta in a completely unique way, offering a 360 degree panoramic view from tree top level to a thousand feet in the air.