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© SA Tourism© SA TourismIf you want to do something pretty wacky before breakfast, a hot air balloon flight is the perfect choice. You’ll have to get up really early as it’s best to be in the air before sunrise – both because the air is more stable early in the morning, and because it’s just traditional. The Magaliesberg, near Johannesburg, is one of the more popular areas for ballooning, followed by Mpumalanga and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve near Sun City, where your flight is enhanced by the sighting of some big animals. There are also operations in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.
Because of the early start, you will need to dress warmly, but plan ahead as you will want to remove layers throughout the morning as the day heats up.

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