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Hot Air Ballooning, Cape Winelands - Wine Routes, Western Cape

Hot Air Balloon trips over the Cape Winelands at sunrise....

Cape Winelands Hot Air Ballooning

Cape Winelands Attractions

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Hot Air Balloon flights are a great way to get a completely different perspective of the countryside. Balloon flights generally take off at around sunrise to take into account the effect of the thermals. A great place to go hot air ballooning is in the Cape Winelands area. Extreme Scene offer Hot Air Balloon trips over the scenic Berg River Valley area just outside Paarl in the Cape Winelands. Strict safety precautions are taken and flights are dependent upon weather conditions such as strong wind, too hot weather, rain or fog. Generally the company will check all weather conditions early in the morning and notify you by phone if it is not possible to go up. Safety instructions are provided and if you want to you can help in the inflation of the balloon and the rigging.

Although there is no upper age limit it is worth bearing in mind that you need to be fit enough to climb into the balloon basket also for the younger ones you need to be at least 1.2m in height otherwise you wont see over the sides of the basket. The hot air balloon will gently go up until well above tree level before flying over the fields, orchards and of course Cape Winelands vineyards. Of course the winds can be a little unpredictable so the retrieve vehicle will follow you by land to ensure you are picked up wherever you land. After you are picked up Extreme Scene will take you to the Grande Roche Hotel for a scrumptious breakfast.

A hot air balloon trip will typically cost you from R3100.00 and the balloon season runs from November to the end of April. Extreme Scene include a full course breakfast at the Grande Roche Hotel in their price. Collection and drop off from your accommodation can be arranged for an additional fee. The hot air balloon will take up to a maximum of 4 passengers and you will need to provide the weight of everyone flying when you make your booking.

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