Hot Air Ballooning with Cloud 9
If a picture paints a thousand words, hot air ballooning with Cloud 9 is worth a thousand pictures! Rise above some of the most stunning landscapes in the world with safe, professional balloon rides over South Africa’s most spectacular sights.
There are moments in your life that defy words - and we can share them every day! When you go up and away with Cloud 9 hot air balloon rides we guarantee you one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Lifting off just after sunrise, you can choose from any of our three starting points for hot air balloon flights - Hartbeespoort Dam, Segwati Game Reserve or Kloofzicht Lodge.
Hot air ballooning has never been safer than with Cloud 9 and all our pilots have years of experience. Who wouldn’t love a job where you spend your days in sheer wonder at Nature’s beauty? Dedicated to their passion for flying, all our commercial pilots put your safety first, ensuring you can relax in the assurance that our hot air balloon flights will take you to heaven, and always bring you back to earth safely.
Cloud 9 Balloon Rides has a fleet of 6 balloons, 3 of which can take hot air balloon flights with up to 18 passengers each, and our largest balloons stand 35 metres high. For more intimate balloon rides we have balloons for 6-9 passengers and a really cosy one for two. Everyone involved in looking after you on our hot air balloon flights is highly-trained and provides the most professional balloon rides in South Africa, our attention to detail is second to none and all our equipment is maintained at the highest levels. Your safety is first and foremost in our minds at all times, and while you’re speechless in wonder at the incredible sights below, you can confidently relax in the safe hands of our dedicated hot air ballooning team.
When we created Cloud 9 we were determined to offer our passengers the same incredible spectacle and life-changing experience as the more expensive hot air ballooning companies – without charging you the earth. It’s our firm goal to deliver hot air balloon flights and customer service that reach for the sky, with prices that will make other hot air ballooning operators jaws drop.
Our hot air balloon flights lift off in the early morning sun and you’ll be treated to panoramas that you could never imagine, with views of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site or the Magaliesberg Mountains available to inspire you. Taking off from Segwati you can also observe local game wandering just below – your balloon pilot will take you low enough to allow you to get close to animals that would normally flee at the sight of a vehicle. With our balloon rides you’ll spend an hour in the air that will be one of the most magical times of your life.
Until we evolve and grow our own wings, hot air balloon flights are the closest thing humankind will ever get to the awe-inspiring tranquillity and majesty of flying – and we promise that the beautiful memory of your hot air ballooning experience will stay with you forever.