Highlights for January 2020

Highlights for January 2020

Highlights for January 2020

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight.

A lot more rain for as during the month and even more babies being born. The holiday season came to an end and the chinese new year rush began. Here are some photos taken during the month of Jan. 

Photos from January 2020

Valentines weekend Hot air balloon special

Valentines weekend Hot air balloon special

Valentine’s special

Spoil the one you love this Valentine’s Day.

Book a Hot Air Balloon Safari online or with our office and receive a 20% discount! Offer valid for flights on the 14 Feb – 16 Feb 2020 

T’s & C’s apply

Highlights for December 2019

Highlights for December 2019

Highlights from December 2019

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight.

The rains have arrived and everything is green again. December was a very busy month as always, we loved sharing sightings with our guests that joined us from all over the world. The baby season is in full swing making it a really “cute” time of year. 

Photos from December 2019

Not just a floating balloon of hot air – Interesting facts about hot air ballooning

Not just a floating balloon of hot air – Interesting facts about hot air ballooning

  • The first passengers to go on a hot air balloon flight in 1783 were a rooster, duck and a sheep. All three passengers made it back to the ground unharmed.
  • The real reason for the champagne toast celebration after going on a hot air balloon flight. We might tell you it is to celebrate your safe flight and amazing experience but there is more to this tradition. In France the farmers were not too happy with hot air balloons landing on their farms, therefore, pilots started to take champagne with them on the flight to give to the farmer’s whose farms they landed on as a peace offering.
  • The Pilots cant steer the balloon they can move it up and down but as far as steering goes the direction the balloon goes depends on mother nature.
  • A hot air balloon consists of three parts: an envelope, basket (made from woven wicker or rattan) and burner system which creates an open flame by burning a mix of liquid propane and air.
  • The envelope of most balloons is made from nylon. Due to the fact that the melting point of nylon is approximately 230 degrees Celsius. The temperature inside the balloon usually stays below 120 degrees Celsius.
Highlights from May 2019

Highlights from May 2019

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight.

Winter is here! The early morning and evenings are now in the single digits The Pilanesberg is however still looking very green and the autumn colors are just starting to show.

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