Big Sky Ballooning uses experienced pilots and our flight operators are fully registered commercial airlines who specialise in hot air ballooning. We consider your safety and your experience as the most important part of our safari. Our hot air balloon safaris fly predominantly over the Dinokeng Game Reserve and we try to take in the beautiful Rust De Winter Dam scenery on take off (wind allowing). We have been flying our balloons in Dinokeng for five years and we know the area well ensuring the best possible handling of flights and retrievals for our passengers.
The Game Reserve is 40 km north of Pretoria on the N1 highway. We have a number of take off sites but our recommended and preferred launch site is at the Rust De Winter dam which is an extra (worthwhile) 20 minute drive from the N1 highway off ramp opposite Hammanskraal.
Your hosts will be Megan or Alan Roxton Wiggill who own Big Sky Ballooning and who live in the Dinokeng Game Reserve. Alan and Megan strive to ensure that you get the best possible experience from your game reserve ballooning safari and welcome any special requests you may have for the flight.
Because hot air balloons are very weight sensitive we require the weight of each passenger, along with their name and ID number (or passport number) prior to the flight to ensure we have the best possible balloon configuration for your flight. We have a wide range of balloons at our disposal from our operators and can handle most sizes of parties flying.