Mt. Grace goes for ballooning adventures

2013-04-26 08:48
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South Africa, Magaliesburg-To many, ballooning is a must-do on their lifetime bucket list. The sheer excitement of the ascent at sunrise coupled with the silence punctuated only by the occasional whoosh of gas, and utterly spectacular views, ballooning has absolutely enthralled people for more than 200 years.

 Although few places in South Africa could be better suited to ballooning than the magnificent Magaliesburg, the team at Mount Grace couldn’t agree more. On the menu is a new offering to the already-impressive menu of elegant experiences and activities at the five-star country hotel which is a ‘stay and fly’ package. The excursions are operated by a well-respected local company Bill Harrop’s Ballooning Safaris that has been in operation for many years.

The famed ballooner, Harrop is passionate about the sport and shares his vast knowledge and enthusiasm with each of his passengers.

However, visitors have are spoiled for choice as there is a variety of balloon safari packages, from a trip following the course of the Magalies River Valley to game viewing safaris in the Northern Province and Limpopo. Safaris range from 30-minute to 60-minute or longer for pre-arranged flight bookings.

The new package includes dinner, accommodation, and your choice of balloon safari as well as breakfast from R4000.00 per guest.
This is definitely a perfect addition to a romantic weekend, the ultimate surprise and certainly a lifetime’s must-do, hovering above one of South Africa’s most pristine areas coupled with the luxurious stay at Mount Grace will be cherished many years to come.
To book, you can contact Mount Grace Country House & Spa experience at (014) 577 5600, email or visit website:

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