This is an image of a Hot Air Balloon flying. The sunrise is visible in the background.


Every morning at sunrise, we offer a one-hour scenic hot air balloon flight over the Lowveld section of the Blyde River, 15 km west of Hoedspruit, at the foot of the Northern Drakensberg Escarpment.


Flights are conducted throughout the year, with mid-summer sunrise at 05h00 and mid-winter sunrise at 06:30. We meet 50 minutes before sunrise at the Sun Catchers Launch site. Due to the high number of weather cancellations, we will not be flying from 16 Dec 2024 to 2 Jan 2025.

Two balloons with mountain background
This image is of a Hot Air Balloon Flying over the Riverine Forest and Blyde River. There is lots of blue sky and white clouds visible.


We will meet you about 45 minutes before sunrise. Tea and coffee will be served while you watch the balloons being inflated. The flight will be approximately 1 hour in duration. The terrain is a mixture of farmland and riverine forest. The mountains provide a scenic backdrop and shelter from the prevailing winds.

Our pilots and crew will ensure a safe, enjoyable, and informative adventure that will be one of the highlights of your visit to the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere. After the flight, the customary sparkling wine will be served, and a flight certificate will be presented.

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