Enjoy panoramic views and create memories with Drakensberg Ballooning

Drakensberg Ballooning

Far from crowded spaces, hot air ballooning is a great way to practice social distancing while enjoying the outdoors. Drakensberg Ballooning in Winterton offers scenic balloon rides over the majestic Drakensberg region of the KwaZulu-Natal.

Drakensberg Ballooning is geared for small families, groups and couples look for an amazing way to explore the Drakensberg region. It is a great way to spend time in the outdoors or to mark your family celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries etc. Learn more HERE.

Drakensberg Ballooning services

Originally on offer were two flight packages – a Scenic Flight and a Safari Flight. While a minimum of four people is needed to confirm a flight, they can still accommodate a group of up to eight people on short notice.

The Scenic Flight is a 45-60min balloon ride that takes you over the farmlands, dams and plantations with the majestic Drakensberg Mountain providing the backdrop. You can also expect a delicious farmhouse breakfast and champagne with your flight. The balloons launch from Glen Gray Farm, which happens to be Drakensberg Ballooning’s original launch site.

Meanwhile, the Safari Flight also includes 45-60min ride, champagne and farmhouse breakfast or picnic basket. The type of breakfast is determined by weather conditions. The balloons launch from a private game farm about 5 km from Glen Gray Farm. This safari flight gives you exquisite panoramic views of the area as well as animals that include Giraffe, Kudu, Zebra, Wildebeest and many others.

They now also offer an Elopement Package for romantics. It includes a Hot Air Balloon Flight; Marriage officer (Pastor) services; flowers (bridal bouquet, table, arch, etc.); catering; drinks; cake (3-layered vanilla/chocolate); make-up / hair styling; venue hire (includes cutlery/crockery/glassware); planner/coordinator services; setup and breakdown as well as cleaning before and after the event.

Ask them about their accommodation offering if you are planning to stay overnight.

See their rates HERE. You can also buy gift cards for your loved ones HERE.

Reviews from previous customers

“As a balloon pilot myself I had more than a passing interest in the experience Drakensberg ballooning had to offer. I was impressed with their operation. Daniel proved himself to be a highly capable pilot. This is a family run business and they take the experience they give their customers seriously. The friendly welcome, faultless flight, crowds of excited children on landing, champagne celebration and excellent multi-choice home-prepared breakfast at the end all made for a brilliant experience,” wrote Philip1516 on their TripAdvisor page.

Drakensberg Ballooning is located along Glen Gray, Winterton, 3340, KwaZulu Natal. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 82 802 7527; email info@drakensbergballooning.com or visit them online at www.drakensbergballooning.co.za today. Follow them on Facebook HERE or on Instagram HERE.


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