Ballooning above Oudtshoorn with Charl Erasmus

In a balloon piloted by Charl Erasmus, you can be taken up more than 1km into the skies above the city of Oudtshoorn, which will bring you a fanastic views over the area of Swartberg Mountain Natural Reserve area. It requires no special effort other than getting to Oudtshoorn and rising a little earlier than usual. After a cup of tea or coffee, while watching your balloon prepared, you will be served a unique experience and sensation of South African hot air ballooning.
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You will be allowed to enjoy the sunrise from a unique perspective more than kilometer above the ground of Klein Karoo and travelling for some 10-20 kms. Drifting on a gentle breeze, you will enjoy a sense of peace and tranquility; Enjoying the panoramic view of Oudtshoorn and the majestic Swartberg Mountain range, which will stay with you forever...

Your adventure begins when you gently float away in the crisp morning air. The take-off is usually from the local rugby field located directly in the Oudtshoorn centre. Charl Erasmus is a very experienced balloonist that will make you feel very safe and comfortable. After landing the retrieve crew will meet you with champagne.

In summer, Oudtshoorn Ballooning usually launch at 5h15 am, in winter they launch at 7h00 am. They request that you arrive 15 min before launching your flight. Three things not to forget befor your take off - a hat to shield your head form the burners, your camera and binoculars. recommends Oudtshoorn Ballooning services.

How to get to Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is a city in the Western Cape province of South Africa.You have to expect about 5 hour drive from Cape Town by Route62 (connecting Cape Town with Port Elizabeth). Another option is via Hwy nr.2 through the city of George and then north until Oudtshoorn.

Contacts: Oudtshoorn Ballooning, Charl Erasmus, PO Box 839, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa  Tel. +27 82 784 8539  For more info go to:

Source:  Oudtshoorn Ballooning website  Thanks to Charl Erasmus.  All images are property of Oudtshoorn Ballooning.  Video: Youtube  Text: Thomas

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