Full or Half Day Tours

Personalised historical, cultural and custom Tours.

Personalised Historical Tours

Including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Gold, Diamond and South Africa Battlefield History.

Wildlife Safari and Tours

Eco wildlife safari including Pilanesberg and Kruger National Game Parks.

Personalised Cultural Tours

including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Alexandra Township and local Cultural Villages.

Multi day professional tour and safari packages - private and fully guided.

including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Alexandra Township and local Cultural Villages.

Tours + Safaris + City Tours + South Africa Tours + Safaris

Ekala’s Tours/Safaris are private only – your group only – even if for 1 – items included as per your personal requirements and time available.

South Africa is a country known for its natural beauty, diversity, cultures, and complexity of heritage. We allow you to depart South Africa with an extensive understanding of our history, culture, wildlife and having experience the beauty of South Africa.

Ekala’s Wildlife Safaris, Cultural and Historical tours of South Africa focusing on Johannesburg, Pretoria and Pilanesberg and Kruger National Game Park.

We cater for the individual travellers, families, groups as well as the corporate tourists – being committed to delivering high quality personalized service.

Let Ekala Eco Tours provide the gateway to your discovery of South Africa. Come with Ekala and experience the rhythm of South Africa, its breath-taking beauty and unforgettable hospitality of the Ekala team – 5th generation South African’s.

Tour Packages available – from day tours to multi day tours – cultural/historical and Safari.

We structure the tour/tours around the key sites and your time available and the time/days allocated to the tour/package.

Ekala Eco Tours offer you a broad spectrum of options and can deliver according to personal and individual needs. Tours designed to offer choice and flexibility. Combining tours as you require to suit your personal preferences and available time.

Our tours are private and professional – Not mixed groups – shuttle type tours/transfers that are generally supplied as a mad dash – point to point with a driver.

To be able to structure a tour around your requirements and time available – we need to be supplied with clear timing and collection and drop off details – flights or hotel name. Once Ekala have these it will be possible to quote/advise and structure a day tour around your requirements/timing.

For multi day packages – best for Ekala to have arrival and departure flights – or proposed details – we then create a fully guided private package from arrival to departure.

All the ingredients for an amazing and informative tour. Private – Cultural Tours, Historical Tours and Wildlife Safari/Tours.

We are committed to deliver personalized and quality service, ensuring Ekala’s guests leave with only the best of memories.

Ekala has developed an excellent reputation in looking after first-time visitors.

If you have never travelled to Southern Africa before, we will look after you from arrival to departure.

Ekala’s City tours – cultural, historical and our focus on the struggle against Apartheid tours:

The tour that Ekala supplies gives you an in-depth understanding of the culture and history of Johannesburg/Pretoria and South Africa in general.

Including an understanding of the development of racial segregation, leading to Apartheid and the eventual removal of this. We cover people and places of importance in this cultural development of Johannesburg. Depending of the time you have, we choose a suitable route/routes to cover this in the best possible manner in the time/times you have available.

We do not supply a tour that is simply a point to point transfer. As such we would not simply supply a list of items that you will “see” on the drive past as most point to point drivers would supply.

Our tours are carefully structured to leave you with the best possible understanding of the area – this after having seen a huge area – including historical/culturally important areas/sites – including the poorest to the richest – downtown and mining areas.

Private – Professional – fully guided tours/safaris – 7 days a week.

Historical/Cultural Tours

Soweto Tour:

An international recognisable name, synonymous with apartheid and the racial system that created it.

Johannesburg Tour:

Covering Johannesburg’s economic growth from a tent town to the powerhouse of South Africa.

The Apartheid Museum.

Museum tells a story of racial discrimination and the struggle by the black majority to triumph over Apartheid.

Mandela Apartheid Route

Nelson Mandela – Road from struggle to freedom tour. Insight into South Africa’s racial segregation/Apartheid past.

Gandhi’s Johannesburg Tour

Story of the life (in johannesburg) of Mahatma Gandhi. Heritage tour – birthplace of satyagraha – passive resistance.

The Liliesleaf Tour.

Safe house – for members of the anti Apartheid liberation struggle. Leading to the Rivonia Trial.

Pretoria Tour:

Pretoria is one of South Africa’s 3 capital cities.

Cullinan Diamond Mine.

Surface tour – underground tour – historical tour – or combination.

Cradle of Humankind:

World Heritage Site – including the caves of Sterkfontein, Driemolen, Swartkrans and Wonder Caves.

Constitution Hill:

Constitution Hill – Home to South Africa’s Constitutional Court and Johannesburg’s most historic site.

The Origins Centre:

Origins Centre is a world-class facility located on the University of Witwatersrand as part of the Archaeology Department.

South African National Museum of Military History:

South Africa’s only military museum covering all of our past military conflicts.

Johannesburg Gold History Tour:

Specialised Johannesburg Gold History Tour.

KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields

Military engagements that shaped the course of South African and world history.

The Lesedi Cultural Village.

A multi cultural village featuring tribal villages, ancestral traditions, history and culture.

Wildlife Safari Tours

Ann van Dyk/De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary and Cheetah Breeding Program.

Cheetah and Wild Dog close up experience.

Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary interaction with Elephants – Ultimate experience with these magnificent animals.

Monkey Sanctuary

Monkey Sanctuary – free released within the wild environment of Bush Babies monkey Sanctuary.

Eco Tours

Ekala Eco Tours – tours to destinations where flora, fauna and cultural and historical heritage are the primary attractions.

National Game Parks – Safari

Pilanesberg National Park Safari

Private safari in a unique eco system supporting a rich diversity of plant and animal life.

Kruger Park National Park Safari

Private safari within the actual Kruger – structured to cover vast areas of diversity of plant and animal life.

Scenic Route – Kruger National Park

Panoramic route and includes breathtaking viewpoints and best with 1 night in the canyon

We look forward to hearing from you.

Private collection and drop off – supplied as a fully guided professional tour covering en-route as may be possible from collection to drop off. Not simply a point to point transfer with a driver.

Personalised structured and customised Tours

Ekala Eco Tours offer you a broad spectrum of options and can deliver according to personal and individual needs. Tours designed to offer choice and flexibility. Combining tours as you require to suit your personal preferences and available time.

Collection and drop off O. R. Tambo airport or any other point – Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pilanesberg, Kruger National park.

All the ingredients for an amazing and informative tour. Private Cultural Tours, Historical Tours and Wildlife Safari Tours.

We are committed to deliver personalised and quality service, ensuring Ekala’s guests leave with only the best of memories.

Ekala has developed an excellent reputation in looking after first time visitors.

If you have never traveled to Southern Africa before, we can look after you from arrival to departure.
For multi day tours, best to stay at Ekala Guest Farm as we can generally discuss items covered on the tour over dinner and we can also generally cover more with collection and drop off at Ekala Guest Farm.

We structure the tour/tours around the key sites and your time available and the time allocated to the tour.

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Private – Professional – fully guided tours and safaris.

Our tours are non-invasive

Safaris are non-invasive with no wildlife interactions

Focusing on the national game parks – naturally wild.

Promote conservation and education.

As Kruger and Pilanesberg National Game Parks

We do not support private – commercially based “parks”

Ekala Family & Guides

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of South Africa, bringing historical and cultural tours to life! With our vast experience and expertise, we will ensure you leave with a camera full of memories.

We will endeavour to personalise your tour according to individual time and budget specifications.

We personally conduct and organise all our tours and safaris as highly experience and professional guides.

Get an enhanced understanding of South Africa’s history and diverse cultures.

Private ‘small group’ safaris are enjoyed in all-weather 4x4 vehicles.

Vehicles provide advantageous views of scenery and are all air-conditioned.

Vehicles are comfortable, practical and suitable for South Africa’s variation in weather and seasons.

Vehicles provide a more intimate and exclusive tour experience.

Ekala’s vehicles are easily manoeuvred for outstanding photography opportunities.

Individual interests can be met within small tour groups.

Prices:

No prices on our website due to the unique, individual and specialised requirements for each tour.

We structure our tours/safari's around our client’s individual requirements.

If time is limited:

We will structure the tour from arrival to departure – including airport collection and drop off.

Using all time available as a fully guided professional tour.

Not simply a point to point mixed group drive around.

We quote based on your specific requirements.

Follow in Nelson Mandela footsteps:

Robben Island – you can visit his prison cell.

However – Johannesburg/Pretoria:

Nelson Mandela came to Johannesburg as a young man.

Became an activist in Johannesburg

Entire focus of his defiance campaign – Johannesburg.

Became a lawyer in Johannesburg.

Ran his law firm (and that of Oliver Tambo) in Johannesburg.

All time spent in prison before the Rivonia trail – in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Once released from prison – returned to Johannesburg.

Inaugurated as President in Pretoria.

While President – office in Pretoria.

While President – main residence in Pretoria.

After retiring (as president) still had an office – in Johannesburg.

Still today – his office – now the Nelson Mandela centre of memory - in Johannesburg.

Spent the last 23 years of his life in Johannesburg (apart from a limited amount of time in Qunu).

Hospital while ill – Pretoria.

Passed away in Johannesburg.

Thus if you wish to WALK  in the footsteps of the Great Man and to truly experience his life, it needs to be in Johannesburg and Pretoria.