Soaring Elegance: Suncatchers Hot Air Balloon Excursion

"Hot air balloon" flying over the "Lowveld", situated in  "Hoedspurit""Drakensburg",

The Suncatchers Hot Air Balloon Excursion stands out as a truly magical experience.  

Let’s delve into why this aerial adventure is a must-do, among the countless of activities available at this captivating lodge, promising unforgettable moments against the backdrop of the stunning South African landscape.

A 39 minute drive away from Moditlo River Lodge. Upon your arrival, enjoy a cup of coffee as you witness the meticulous inflation and preparation of your eight-story-high balloon for flight.

Watch your eight-story high balloon being inflated and prepared for flight

  • A Sunrise like No Other:

Imagine waking up to the gentle whispers of the African bushveld, the sky painted in hues of orange and pink as the sun begins its ascent. The Suncatchers Hot Air  Balloon Excursion provides a one-hour scenic hot air balloon flight with an unmatched opportunity to witness the breathtaking sunrise. The first rays of light illuminate the landscape below, casting a golden glow on the extensive Lowveld section of the Blyde River, 15 km west of Hoedspruit. 

  • Panoramic Views:

Hoedspruit is renowned for its rich biodiversity and you are treated to a bird’s-eye view of the abundant wildlife below, offering a unique perspective!

  • Serenity in the Sky:

The quiet hum of the balloon’s burner is the only sound that punctuates the stillness, creating a peaceful and meditative atmosphere. It’s an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the beauty of the natural world.

  • Expert Guidance and Safety:

After a safety briefing you should be airborne. Experienced and certified pilots guide the balloons, providing informative commentary on the landscape and wildlife. The height above ground will vary between skimming the tree-tops to as high as 2000 feet, as the pilot changes altitude in search of favorable wind directions and speeds. 

  • Unforgettable Memories and Photography Opportunities:

Whether it’s the surreal sunrise, the majestic wildlife, or the expansive landscapes, the hot air balloon provides a photographer’s dream canvas. Guests can immortalize their memories against the backdrop of the African sky, creating a visual diary of their unforgettable journey.

The Suncatchers Hot Air Balloon Excursion is not just an activity; it’s a journey into the heart of Africa’s natural wonders. For those seeking a unique and enchanting adventure, this excursion promises an unforgettable voyage into the skies, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who embark on this
extraordinary excursion.

Photo courtesy : Suncatchers Hot Air Balloon

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Moditlo River Lodge sits at the heart of the Blue Canyon Conservancy, a stretch of protected land in close proximity to the world-renowned Greater Kruger National Park, and is home to an astonishing array of fauna and flora.
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