Mankwe Gametrackers - Hot Air Ballooning

We are the only operator conducting hot-air balloon safaris from within a National Park

Join us on an awesome and exciting adventure through the spectacular landscape of the Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province. Spreading over 55,000 hectares of rolling plains and home to the Big Five.

The park is situated within a 1300 million-year-old extinct volcanic crater and the landscape is as much a feature as wildlife itself. Its a mere 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg and bordered by the world famous Sun City Resort.

Our Hot Air Balloon Safari departs in the early morning and you need to some 4 hours for the full itinerary, which includes an early-morning collection from your hotel or lodge in an open safari vehicle; a 45-minute transfer through the park to the launch site; a flight of approximately one hour, a sparkling wine celebration on landing, a full English breakfast at a private game lodge, during which you will receive your First Flight Certificate and balloon pin, followed a return transfer.

In addition to hot-air ballooning, we also offer game drives, game walks, rhino tracking, transfers and outdoor adventure activities including quad biking, archery, clay target shooting and drumming

The Wallow, situated in Letsatsing Game Park, a mere 15-minute drive from Sun City Resort, is the perfect wildlife venue, catering for functions up to 100 people. We also offer sundowners, departing from Sun City Welcome Centre, to this unique bush venue.