Competition

WIN A DREAM COME TRUE WITH TSONGA AND HOT AIR BALLOONING SA

"We launch our hot air balloons at dawn, as this is the only time the air is stable, so there is no turbulence during flight - it's just you and the elements.

There are days where there is very little wind and other days where the wind picks up in flight, so we never know how far we will fly or where we are going to land until we get there."



When planning our photoshoot for Winter 2016 we were looking for something that would inspire and put us in awe of this beautiful land we get to call home... Africa. With a gratifying cup of coffee in hand, the chilly stillness of a mountain valley morning and the sun stabbing the sky over the horizon, there was nowhere we would have rather been.

Banked in our memories for a lifetime, we would like to share this experience with you. One very lucky Tsonga customer and their partner are going to take to the skies.

To enter this fabulous giveaway, sponsored by Hot Air Ballooning SA, simply complete the entry form below.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE

  • A hot drink at the launch site whilst watching the balloon inflate
  • A flight of approximately 60 minutes
  • Champagne and orange juice at the landing site
  • Breakfast after the flight
  • A certificate to commemorate your hot air ballooning adventure

COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS

Competition closes on the 31st July 2016 and the winner notified by e-mail soon thereafter | The prize is for two people only | The prize is not transferable for cash and we reserve the right to substitute the prize with another equivalent without notice | The winner must book and redeem their flight with Hot Air Ballooning SA within six months of the winner being announced | Hot Air Ballooning SA reserve the right to reschedule the flight if there are less than six passengers booked for the flight | The launch location, date and time of the Hot Air Balloon ride will be at the discretion of Hot Air Ballooning SA | Children under ten are to be accompanied by an adult and the minimum age for a flight is five years old | If pregnant, women are only permitted to fly up until their 16th week of pregnancy with consent from a Doctor | Passengers will be required to sign an indemnity form before the flight | Passengers must declare their weight and any pre-existing medical conditions upon booking | Our decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into | The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material | By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

GIVEAWAY BOOKING CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation less than two weeks prior to the flight date will render the prize void | If you do not arrive on the day of the flight, the flight will not be rescheduled or refunded | Cancellation of the flight as a result of the weather will be eligible for rescheduling.


More about Hot Air Ballooning SA

GENERAL BALLOONING INFORMATION

The flight duration is about 1 hour. Hot Air Ballooning SA launches their hot air balloons at dawn, as this is the only time the air is stable.

The only control the pilot has is up or down, so you drift with the wind and there is little or no turbulence during flight - it's just you and the elements. The pilot varies the height he flies at, from treetop height to about 1500m above the ground and when ready, lands in an open field. The ground crew deflates the balloon whilst passengers enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne, after which everyone returns to a nearby lodge for breakfast where certificates are awarded to each guest.

The total duration is about 4 hours from the time passangers meet until after breakfast.

To find out more about Hot Air Ballooning SA, click here.


Launch sites and rates within South Africa


GAUTENG

Toadbury Hall, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Want something more than just a hot air balloon ride? Book an accommodation and hot air balloon package and experience all the good things that make Africa great, from sun rise to great food, from wildlife to breathtaking scenery. To book, visit www.toadbury.co.za.

The Cradle Game Reserve

Game viewing from a hot air balloon. Launching from the centre of the game reserve. Visit www.thecradle.co.za.

Both venues are situated within The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and are only a 20 minute drive from Johannesburg.

Rates are per person for a hot air balloon flight and breakfast (same rate for both venues, excludes accommodation etc)

  • 1 to 4 People @ R2 100pp 
  • 5 to 8 People @ R1 950pp

Rates for larger groups available upon request. Children age 5 to 11 fly at half the adult price. We require a minimum of 4 people per flight.

Hot Air Ballooning SA


FREESTATE

Parys

The Vredefort Dome and the Vaal River. This is one of our most scenic venues.

Rates are per person and include breakfast:

  • 1 to 4 People @ R2 100pp 
  • 5 to 8 People @ R1 950pp

Rates for larger groups available upon request. Children age 5 to 11 fly at half the adult price. We require a minimum of 4 people per flight.

Clarens

Nestled in the picturesque Maluti mountains, this charming village is an artist's paradise for scenic splendor plus, there are dozens of quaint shops, restaurants and art galleries all around the village square to indulge.

Rates are per person and include breakfast:

  • 1 to 4 People @ R2 400pp • 5 to 8 People @ R2 250pp

Rates for larger groups available upon request. Children age 5 to 11 fly at half the adult price. We require a minimum of 6 people per flight.

Bloemfontein

We take to the skies under a canopy of colour from the well-known and exquisite De Oudekraal Country House, just 32km south of Bloemfontein.

Rates are per person and include breakfast:

  • 1 to 4 People @ R2 400pp 
  • 5 to 8 People @ R2 250pp

Rates for larger groups available upon request. Children age 5 to 11 fly at half the adult price. We require a minimum of 4 people per flight.

Hot Air Ballooning SA


KWAZULU-NATAL

Champagne Valley (central Drakensberg near Winterton)

Take in the breathtaking view of the Drakensburg mountains as never before. Rates are per person and include breakfast:

  • 1 to 4 People @ R2 400pp 
  • 5 to 8 People @ R2 250pp

Rates for larger groups available upon request. Children age 5 to 11 fly at half the adult price. We require a minimum of 6 people per flight. Visit The Nest Mountain Resort (www.thenest.co.za) and Monks Cowl Golf Estate (www.goodersonleisure.co.za/gooderson-monks-cowl-golf-resort/location.htm) for accommodation packages.

The Midlands Meander

Launching from the award winning Hartford House (www.hartford.co.za) on Summerhill Stud in the rolling hills of the picturesque Midlands Meander, rates are per person and include breakfast:

  • 1 to 4 People @ R2 550pp 
  • 5 to 8 People @ R2 400pp

Rates for larger groups available upon request. Children age 5 to 11 fly at half the adult price. We require a minimum of 6 people per flight.

Tala Private Game Reserve

Hidden in the quaint farming community between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, go game-viewing like never before over this wildlife conservancy (www.tala.co.za).

Rates are per person and include breakfast:

  • 1 to 4 People @ R2 600pp 
  • 5 to 8 People @ R2 450pp

Rates for larger groups available upon request. Children age 5 to 11 fly at half the adult price. We require a minimum of 6 people per flight.

Hot Air Ballooning SA


EXCLUSIVE CHARTERS

For the romantics we offer exclusive charters for two people at the following venues, using a smaller balloon:

  • Cradle Game Reserve, Gauteng @ R 7 100 per couple 
  • Parys, Freestate @ R 7 500 per couple 
  • Clarens, Freestate @R 8 900 per couple 
  • Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal @ R 8 900 per couple 
  • Hartford House (Midlands Meander), Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal @ R 9 500 per couple 
  • Tala Private Game Reserve (near Pietermaritzburg), KwaZulu Natal @ R 9 800 per couple

In the event of a cancellation of any of our flights, a 15% retention fee is applicable.

Hot Air Ballooning SA images courtesy of Dave and Joy Mullen, 083 261 5479

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