Eco Tours and Safaris

The “Eco” in Ekala Eco Tours

Visiting protected areas intended as low impact and environmentally sustainable.

Educate travellers and foster respect for different cultures and wildlife in their natural environment.

Ekala Eco Tour and Wildlife Safari – South Africa

Eco tours to South African destinations where the flora, fauna and cultural and historical heritage are the primary attractions. Ekala Eco Tours believes that the benefits of Eco driven tours are extensive and that such tours will attract guests who have a common interest in nature, wildlife and culture.

We at Ekala Eco Tours are aware of environmental issues and are thus very passionate about conservation and the protection of South Africa’s unique environment and culture.

Allow us to share with you our love and knowledge of this beautiful place and leave you with a greater understanding of the need to protect our natural and historically significant areas. Ekala has made a special commitment to consider environmental and socio-cultural issues in all aspects of our tour and each tour has been designed to enrich both the guest and the community or area we are visiting.

Eco tourism intended to offer tourists insight into the impact humans have on the environment and foster a greater appreciation of our natural habitats.

Ekala Eco tours contribute and support conservation and community based initiatives by including key destinations in our itineraries.

We create our tours/Safaris in a manner that is both memorable and enriching and by choosing to go on one of our Eco Tours you will be given a unique opportunity to learn and experience South Africa’s culture, history, and environment.

All tours/safaris private only. We do not mix groups.

Eco tourism is the promotion of recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation.

Experience South Africa’s culture, history, wildlife and environment.

Ekala’s Eco Tours adhere to the following three principles

Education: our South Africa tours enable guests to gain an in-depth understanding, appreciation, awareness and respect of the historical, cultural and natural aspects of South Africa.

Environmental advocacy: promote the sustainable use of environmental resources and the conservation and protection of South Africa’s national assets, such as the Cheetah and Wild Dog.

Environmental Responsibility: our tours have minimal impacts on the environment and the local people; take only photographs, leave no litter and take no natural souvenirs. We also encourage guests to behave in an environmentally responsible manner so that they can minimize their impact on the environment, for example by explaining the international conventions on purchasing animal products.

Conservation and protection of South Africa’s national assets.

Eco tourism:

Eco tourism is based on the concept of sustainable use of natural resources and thus covers a wide range of interest, activities and scratches across all age groups. It is about uniting conservation, communities and sustainable and responsible travel.

A key challenge of eco tourism is to sustain economic growth while ensuring the long term protection of the environment including both social and natural aspects. The principles of eco tourism include positive experiences, both for visitors and hosts with minimal impact while building cultural and environmental awareness.


Encourages visitors to experience agricultural life at first hand by working in the fields alongside real farmers.

Community based tourism

Enables the participation of the local community in the development and operations of tourism. This type of tourism maintains and respects the local culture, heritage and traditions.

Nature tourism

Concentrates more on enjoying and respecting the wildlife and the environment without the educational element present in eco tourism.

Pro-poor tourism

Is set up in developing countries as a means to improve the local economy for local people by enhancing the linkages between tourism and local small businesses.


Enjoying and respecting South Africa’s national assets – wildlife, environment and the people.

An Eco Tour and Safari to remember for the right reason

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Ekala’s Safaris are small group private safaris – in all-weather 4 x 4 vehicles:

Air-conditioned high view point vehicles – open as may be required – closed as may be required.

Certainly, more comfortable, practical, and suitable for year-round use including winter, rain and the changing environment and temperature during the day.

Also allowing for easier game viewing and a lot more comfortable than the large mixed group and noisy only open vehicles.

This also allows us to have an advantage of not only being able to get closer, but to be able to move the vehicle into the best position for your photography.

Also focusing on your interests and not that of the larger, mixed group

Ekala Family & Guides

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of South Africa and intimate knowledge of the tours, historically/culturally and wildlife safaris we offer. With our knowledge and experience, bringing a lifetime of experience in South Africa (and 4 generations before us) to ensure our clients capitalise best on their time and budget.

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.


No prices on our website as we do not have set routes with set collection and drop off’s that waste a lot of your available and valuable time.

We structure our tours/safari's around our clients requirements, available time and collection and drop off 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 structured around your requirements/timing


Enjoying and respecting South Africa’s national assets – wildlife, environment and the people.

An Historical/Cultural tour and Safari to remember for the right reason