Cloud 9 Balloon Rides offers all kinds of balloon experiences over the Magalies River Valley and Cradle of Humankind as well as Game viewing balloon rides in selected reserves in the Gauteng and North West provinces of South Africa.
Passengers arrive at the site before dawn where they can enjoy coffee and beautiful views in the warming light of the rising sun at the selected launch site as the crew prepares the balloon for flight. Cloud 9 offers a choice of three destination packages: Hartebeespoort Dam in the Northwest Province, Segwati Game Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind and Kloofzicht Lodge in the Cradle of human Kind in Gauteng province. After a safety briefing, the balloon is launched and passengers can enjoy the amazing view of the water and countryside for around an hour. The game viewing flights offer the perfect position from which to observe the scene; floating above the beautiful wildlife and an opportunity to observe their movements and tracks. The flight over the Cradle of Human Kind offers some breathtaking views of the Zwartkop Mountains and the wildlife in the nature reserve including buck and Zebra as well as an abundance of birdlife in the indigenous trees.
The whole experience lasts for about 3 hours, with you actually being in the air for one of those hours. After the flight, passengers are presented with a souvenir flight certificate while enjoying a glass of champagne after the flight