One has never truly experienced the pleasures of flight until you have done so in a hot air balloon. Sail along with the wind, with the peace and quiet of the air around you.
Launching and landing sites, and the areas over which the Balloon drifts, are totally dependent on the wind conditions, however, on most trips it is very possible to see a wide range of animals from giraffe, to elephants and zebras.
Tours can be arranged in advance, but these flights are very weather dependent and are normally con-firmed the day before the activity departs.
Most visitors experience the Blyde River Canyon from the views along the Panorama Route, high atop the cliffs of the canyon. The boat cruise offers a slightly different viewpoint and one that is equally astonishing.
The trip takes you on a fascinating journey to some of the most scenic points of the canyon lead by a guide who is happy to point out any hippos or crocodiles you may see on the way, along with many other types of wildlife that call the canyon home.
Perhaps the most popular sight along the cruise is the Kadishi Tufa waterfall, the second largest in the world. Guests can self-drive or organize a transfer from the lodge.
Boat trips are at 09:00 in the morning or at 15:00 in the afternoon.
Flying safaris are offered to allow guests to experience flying in a Bantam microlight and view the Big Five from above. Flights of 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes are available.
Experience a birds-eye-view of the Blyde River Canyon or fly over Big 5 game reserves where a wide variety of game can be seen.
Centrally located on the Panorama Route and is an ideal stop over point, whether it be for the view, the forest, the food or the various adventure activities, guided tours and hikes in the surrounding areas.
The viewing lift takes visitors 51 metres down the face of the Graskop Gorge, into the indigenous forest below, where wooden walkways and suspension bridges make up a 600-metre circular trail. In the forest, interactive exhibits and interpretation boards enable visitors to explore the diverse life that thrives under the dense canopy of trees, and they can enjoy the waterfall and meandering stream, too.
Adventure-addicts can brave the Zipline or Big Swing, which lets them soar from the safety of a harness, high above the land.