Last updated on Jan 19th, 2021 at 04:09 pm

A far cry from the coffee table in the bush of yearâ??s past, our newly constructed and award-winning Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant marries design and function to ensure comfort and convenience upon arrival at our launch site in Skeerpoort.

Nestled in the Magalies River Valley, in the lea of the ancient Magaliesberg Mountains, the traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant overlooks a launch site boasting what is arguably the safest and most reliable ballooning weather in the world. It provides ambient shelter and affords our guests the opportunity to freshen up in stylish amenities prior to the flight.

The Edwardian-inspired design of the building takes one back to a time when there were yet unexplored corners of the globe, and adds to the feeling that you are about to embark on a real adventure, in the same manner as those men who first braved that final frontier, the â??firmamentâ??.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served on the Pavilion veranda to the intrepid explorers-to-be while, under floodlights and warmed by a welcoming bonfire on chill winter mornings, they watch the professional crew set up the balloons.
An almost imperceptible take-off and the Pavilion Clubhouse and Restaurant begins to vanish from view. At the behest of the winds (and your pilotâ??s good judgement, of course) you may climb up to a kilometre into the sky or skim the treetops but a few metres from the ground â?? perhaps with a glass of South African bubbly in hand.

However while you relish the sights and sounds as afforded only by a Hot Air Balloon, at the Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant our catering crew are busying themselves preparing a sumptuous full English breakfast for you upon your return.
The breakfast, beautifully prepared and presented (and accompanied by yet more South African Champagne), is served on the veranda where you will be attended to by our professional catering and waiting staff. From our famous flapjacks to salmon and cream cheese to the more traditional components of an English breakfast, we cater to all tastes and dietary requirements.

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After you have had your fill, consider a leisurely stroll through our beautiful gardens or along our stretch of the Magalies River, or simply relax at the Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant and absorb the views of the valley from the ground while you savour your memories of those from the sky. An unforgettable experience, a Bill Harrop’s ‘Original’ Balloon Safari, from arrival through take-off to eventual departure, is a memory to be truly cherished.
Bill Harropâ??s â??Originalâ? Balloon Safaris
Tel: 011 705 3201
Fax: 011 705 3203