A hot air balloon flight in Clarens is a truly spectacular experience; the Maluti Mountains and the surrounding scenery is magnificent when viewed from above, and exploring the quaint village after breakfast in the village.
The flight duration is about 1 hour; we launch at sunrise because it is the only time the air is stable. The only control the pilot has is up or down; you drift with the wind so there is little or no turbulence during flight, it’s just you and the elements. We never know how far we will fly or where we are going to land … until we get there. The pilot varies the height he flies at, from treetop height to about 1000’ above the ground. The crew deflate the balloon whilst our passengers enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne, then we return to The Courtyard in the village for breakfast, where certificates are awarded to each guest. The total duration is about 4 hours from the time we meet until after breakfast.