Hot air balloon rides are available in South Africa for those who are looking to go on a unique kind of safari or just to go riding on short trips and a bit of fun. This experience is obviously not for those who maybe a little weary of heights but if you can get over that then floating through the sky in one of these unique aircraft is truly unforgettable. For those a little concerned about the safety aspect of this type of aircraft, it is known as the safest aviation sport in the world.
One of the reasons many people take hot air balloon rides in South Africa is for game viewing. Because of the wonderful views, watching wild animals from the safety of one of these incredible aircraft is a very rewarding experience and because of the lack of noise and sudden movement of the balloon game can be viewed from above the private reserves without scaring or disturbing the animals. The type of clothing worn when going on one of the trips should be warm enough for a chilly morning but with summer clothes beneath for when the sun comes out and things heat up a little. High heels are not practical for people wanting to go ballooning and should be avoided.
It is advisable to bring a camera, extra films, video camera, extra batteries as this wonderful experience presents many unique and spectacular photo and video opportunities. The height achieved on one of these awesome trips is usually variable and can go up to a kilometre high. Balloons vary in size with the smaller ones accommodating between four and six passengers plus the pilot and the largest ones being able to take up to a total of eighteen passengers plus the pilot. These numbers are estimates and do vary according to combined passenger weights. If you are looking to experience a new adventure and fancy a trip floating through the beautiful blue skies over picturesque landscapes and wild animals then why not give the hot air balloon rides in South Africa a go.