Win a hot air balloon experience with Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris!

Win a hot air balloon experience with Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris!

This competition is now closed. 

549 people entered this competition.

There were 1389 entries in total after taking social media follows and shares into account.

I would have loved to have given everyone the prize but unfortunately that was impossible.

So I asked the computer to pick a winner for me.

And the lucky winner of the Hot Air Balloon Experience for two

with Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris is...

Ketna Girdherlal!

Enjoy your prize Ketna!

To everyone else, look out for another exciting competition coming soon...

Hot air balloon Bill Harrop

Hot air ballooning in Magaliesberg

Win a hot air balloon experience for two with Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris worth over R5000!

There are few experiences more magical than floating in a hot air balloon over a scenic valley as the sun rises. As you drift lazily with the wind, enjoying the panoramic views, the early morning serenity and tranquility is punctuated only by the occasional chirping of birds and the frequent burst of flames into the hot air balloon. You glide over tree tops and float over mountain bikers and sprinting rabbits and you feel a sense of contentment that few other activities can bestow.

It was a magical and surreal experience, one that had been on my bucket list for years. I couldn’t believe that I was finally doing it and not just with any balloon operator. Our charming pilot was the original Bill Harrop , who has been flying people on magical balloon rides since 1981. He entertained us with amusing anecdotes as he expertly navigated the gigantic balloon through the sublime surroundings. After a soft landing an hour later, we celebrated with drinks as we were awarded “citations of bravery”, personally signed by Bill. Read more here.

I am now giving away a hot air balloon experience with Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris, over the beautiful Magaliesberg area. The prize is worth over R5000 and includes a hot air balloon experience for two and a delectable freshly-cooked breakfast in the Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Magaliesberg Mountains, after landing.

Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris has been operating as a legally licensed balloon Air Transport Service since 1981. It is a family business run by Bill Harrop, his wife Mary, and daughter Sarah working in partnership with over 60 full time, part time, contract and casual staff. Only qualified and experienced professional pilots are employed, and over five-thousand happy passengers a year are testimony to their professional attitude in giving you one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences of your life.

Their fleet of six large hot air balloons can carry between two and eighteen passengers each. So whether it is a romantic balloon flight, a party of adventurers or a corporate teambuilding event, Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris is the preferred choice for safe, reliable, quality ballooning. Visit for more information.

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Terms and conditions: 1. The competition will run from 25 January to 29 February 2016. 2. It is open to all South Africans over the age of 18, including existing subscribers. 3. Entry is through the form above. 4. Subscription to the “In Africa and Beyond” newsletter is a mandatory entry. The other entries are optional. 5. Entries will be verified. 6. The winner will be chosen by a random draw. 7. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and will need to claim their prize by responding within 72 hours (3 days). 8. Transport to the venue is not included. 9. The prize is on a standby basis and is valid till 30 September 2016.

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64 comments on “Win a hot air balloon experience with Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris!”

  1. I have never done a hot air balloon ride, I hope I will be able to in the future. You gave some great tips. I guess being flexible is very important since indeed, you cannot predict the weather. And also, getting up early gives you the best morning light when you are high in the sky.

  2. You should participate in a contest for one of the
    finest sites on the internet. I am going to recommend this site!

  3. Entered through and via all mandatory fields and platforms


  4. Tweeted, Facebook liked, shared, followed, subscribed....either way..In Africa and beyond is a great read!!! I followed you from the start and have been watching this grow....and now, clearly the sky is not even a limit! Such an exciting competition! Have always wanted to go on a hot air baloon!!!

  5. OH WHAT AN experience, would love to win. my partner and I can do with some adventurous excitement :). keeping fingers x

  6. OH WHAT AN experience, would love to win. my partner and I can do with some adventurous excitement :). keeping fingers x

  7. will be getting married but since we not going on a honey moon would be wonderful to win this and have something special to do

  8. I Just entered! I hope and pray that I win this, it will be a dream come true for me. And a well deserved break for me and my husband.

  9. I always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, but can neva afford it, its jus a dream. It would be the most encredible adventure for me and my husband if we win this. Fingers crossed.m

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