Johannesburg - It’s sunrise. The silence is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal. The thrill is indescribable. Picture yourself sipping champagne as you hover above the tree- tops, or soar high above the mountain peaks. After landing, savour a delectable breakfast at our new Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant.

Whether it is a romantic flight for two in a small private balloon, a party for 18 adventurers in one of the biggest balloons in the world, or a corporate adventure for 142, Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris offers safe, reliable, quality fun.

Professional pilots, attentive crew, immaculately maintained equipment and five aviation safety awards, make this longest established licensed balloon airline in southern Africa the choice of the discerning individual traveller or corporate group.

Consider dinner and staying overnight at one of our top-class select ballooning lodges the night before flying. Game-viewing balloon safaris are also available at Entabeni and Mabula Private Game Reserves.

Travel club members get a 10 percent discount when booking. Valid until the end of 2013.

Tel: 011 705 3201. Fax: 011 705 3203

E-mail: [email protected] - Saturday Star