Tour + Safari + City Tours + South Africa Nature Tours.

Walter Sisulu Botanical gardens, Johannesburg – Ekala Eco Tours

Private full day and multi day local city tours.

Johannesburg and Pretoria cultural – historical – nature – wildlife safari tours.

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South Africa mining tours.

Gold and diamond mines – surface and underground. Including Johannesburg gold mining and Cullinan Diamond mine.

Current mining operations.

Historical operations.

Current mining problems relating to Acid Mine Drainage.

Cullinan Historical Premier Hotel 1906 as covered on Ekala’s mine tours

Private historical and battlefield tours.

Johannesburg and Pretoria historical tours.

KwaZulu-Natal Battlefield tours.

South Africa Battlefield history.

South Africa cultural history.

Lion Pilanesberg Safari – Ekala Eco Tours

Wildlife and Nature Tours.

Eco wildlife tours.

Private nature adventure tours.

South Africa wildlife diversity.

Birding in South Africa’s National Game Parks.

 

Lesedi Cultural Village – Ekala Eco Tours

Personalised cultural tours.

Johannesburg – Pretoria – Soweto – Alexandra.

Non-invasive Township tours.

Local Cultural Village tours including Lesedi Cultural Village.

South Africa’s cultural diversity.

Zebra Kruger Safari – Ekala Eco Tours

South Africa private safari packages.

Eco wildlife safari tours.

Private safari game drives.

Pilanesberg and Kruger National Park safaris.

Private safari tour adventures.

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South African tour and safari packages:

Ekala’s Safari tours are private only – your group only. Indeed, even if you are travelling solo.

Accordingly, items included as per personal requirements and time available.

South Africa is a country known for its natural beauty. Diversity, cultures, and then the complexity of heritage.

Most importantly, allowing you to depart South Africa with an extensive understanding of our history, culture, and additionally wildlife.

Having accordingly experienced the beauty of South Africa.

Ekala’s Wildlife Safari, Cultural and Historical tours of South Africa. Focusing on Johannesburg and Pretoria.

In addition, Pilanesberg and Kruger National Park safaris.

Catering for solo travellers, couples, families, groups as well as corporate travellers.

Above all, being committed to delivering a high-quality, personalised service.

Let Ekala Eco Tours provide the gateway to your discovery of South Africa.

Come with Ekala and experience the rhythm of South Africa. The breathtaking beauty and unforgettable hospitality of the Ekala team. 5th generation South Africans’.

Alternatively, from day to multi-day tours. Cultural/historical, nature and safari tours.

We indeed structure around key sites.

As well as your time available and time/days allocated to the package.
Cultural, historical tours, nature tours and wildlife safari.

We are thus committed to delivering personalised and quality service.

Above all, ensuring Ekala’s guests leave with only the best of memories.

Accordingly, Ekala has developed an excellent reputation for looking after solo travellers and first-time visitors to South Africa.

If you have never travelled to South Africa before, or travelling solo, indeed, Ekala will look after you from arrival to departure.​

Ekala’s city tours – cultural, historical and our speciality, struggle against Apartheid tours and the life of Nelson Mandela.

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

Additionally, an understanding of the development of racial segregation. Leading to Apartheid and the eventual removal of this.

Furthermore, we cover people and places of importance in this cultural development of Johannesburg (and South Africa).

Nature tours covering the natural beauty of South Africa.

Depending on the time you have, we choose a suitable route/routes to cover this in the best possible manner at the time/times you have available.

Subsequently, Ekala does 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 the most point to point drivers would supply.

Ekala carefully structures all our tours to accordingly leave you with the best possible understanding of the area.

This after having seen and appreciated a huge area – including historical/culturally important areas/sites. In addition, the poorest to the richest – downtown and mining areas.

Our safari tours are private. With a highly experienced professional guide.

Not mixed group shuttle type transfers. Those are then supplied as a mad dash – point to point driving around. With a driver or inexperienced guide.

To be able to structure a safari tour around your requirements and time available – we need to be supplied with clear timing. As well as collection and drop off details – flights or hotel name.

Accordingly, once Ekala has these, it will be possible to quote/advise. Structuring a day or multi-day package 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.

Thus, all the ingredients for an amazing and informative tour.

Private – cultural, historical and wildlife safari tours.

Accordingly, we are committed to delivering personalised and quality service. Ensuring Ekala’s guests leave with only the best of memories.

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

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Private – professional – fully guided safari tours

Cultural tours

Day and multi-day:

Soweto cultural day tour

Soweto – an internationally recognisable name. Visit a township – South Western Township.

Home to over 2.5 million people – South Africa’s fascinating and diverse culture. Ekala does, however, not invade the people of Soweto’s privacy.

Johannesburg cultural day tour:

Most culturally diverse city in South Africa.

Alexandra township day tour:

The Township tour. A highly concentrated informal settlement with a unique spirit and character. If you wish to experience a “township” – then this is the township. Part walking – part then in an Alexandra Taxi.

Pretoria cultural day tour:

One hundred fifty years of cultural changes in Pretoria. One of South Africa’s capitals.

Lesedi Cultural Village.

Living African culture. A multicultural village featuring tribal villages, ancestral traditions. As well as South Africa history and culture.

South Africa cultural

Heritage sites and historical buildings hold the memories and then unique stories of days gone by.

Historical

Day and multi-day tours:

Soweto historical

The early 1900s through the Apartheid struggle years with major events that played an important part in our history – not only for Soweto – but for South Africa as a whole.

Johannesburg historical

Covering Johannesburg’s economic growth from tent town to the biggest gold producer in the world and powerhouse of South Africa.

Apartheid Museum private tour

The museum tells the story of racial discrimination in South Africa. With the then, struggle by the black majority to triumph over Apartheid.

Mandela Apartheid route struggle tours

Nelson Mandela – Road from struggle to freedom. Insight into South Africa’s racial segregation and Apartheid past. Indeed, including the life of Nelson Mandela and the struggle against Apartheid.

Gandhi’s Johannesburg tour

Story of the life in Johannesburg and South Africa of Mahatma Gandhi. Heritage tour – the birthplace of Satyagraha – passive resistance.

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Safe house – for members of the anti Apartheid liberation struggle, including Umkhonto we Sizwe and additionally Nelson Mandela. Change to the policy of non-violent struggle against Apartheid, consequently leading to the Rivonia Trial.

Pretoria historical tours

Colonialism – Boer/British to democracy tour. Pretoria is one of South Africa’s 3 capital cities.

Constitution Hill private tour

Home to South Africa’s Constitutional Court and Johannesburg’s most historic site. Ekala indeed supplies a fully guided tour of the old fort, prison, and Constitutional Court complex.

KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields

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

Battlefield tours – Anglo-Boer – Anglo Zulu – Voortrekker Zulu.

Paleo tours

Cradle of Humankind tour

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

Covering the area additionally with recent finds and activities.

Indeed, visiting actual historical sites steeped in significant heritage.

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Wildlife experiences, safari tours and sanctuary tours.

Day and multi-day tours:

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

Cheetah and Wild Dog close up experience.

 

Elephant Sanctuary tour

Elephant Sanctuary interactive tour with Elephants.

An interactive experience that is, above all, compatible with wildlife conservation.

Indeed, the ultimate experience with these magnificent animals.

 

Bird tours

South Africa – indeed, one of the best birding areas in the world.

 

Eco safari

Ekala Eco Tours – South Africa destinations where flora, fauna and additionally cultural and historical heritage are the primary attractions.

National Park – Safari

Nothing beats seeing the wildlife in its natural habitat as the Pilanesberg and Kruger National Parks.

Pilanesberg National Park safari

Private safari in a unique ecosystem supporting a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Malaria-free and, in addition, close to Johannesburg. Full day safari or multi-day private safari.

 

Kruger National Park safari

Private safari within actual Kruger Park. Structured in addition to cover vast areas of diversity, plants, and wildlife.

 

Panorama Route – Kruger National Park

The panorama route includes numerous breathtaking viewpoints, waterfalls, and then scenic views. While Ekala can include this to or from the Kruger National Park safari tour.

Best to spend one night in the canyon – but can structure to fit in as may be possible in the time available.

Cullinan underground tour group

Superior photographic opportunities paired additionally with highly experienced professional guides.

Thus providing a unique South Africa safari tour experience.

Mining tours – gold and diamonds – surface – underground

Day and multi-day tours:

Surface tour – Shafts, Kimberlite waste dumps, big hole and additionally new operations.

Underground tour – Currently only mine for an underground tour with working shift.

Historical tour – Cullinan village, black workers’ compound and historical mine operations.

Alternatively, a combination of the above options as time would allow.

Johannesburg gold history tour:

Specialised Johannesburg gold history. Indeed, over 100 years as the biggest gold produced in the world.

Best ability to contact Ekala:
[email protected]

Then will respond within 24 hours. Actually, in most cases less. However, depending on time differences.

Additionally, Cell phones do create some problems. Due to time difference or because we may all be on tour or safari and thus unable to answer your call at that time. Thus, email works perfectly.

Furthermore, difficult to deal with specifics of the safari/tour on a cell phone.

Personal information, booking, and payment options:

Ekala takes the privacy and protection of your personal information very seriously and complies with all relevant requirements for personal data protection.

Information to structure a quote/package correctly:

Clear start/end points, dates with flight numbers or hotel name or address for any day or multi-day package.

Allowing Ekala to structure as per your details/requirements/timing would allow.

For more information on these – please click this box.

Battlefields

Private safari tours – structured with the collection and drop off as suitable.

Supplied as a fully guided professional tour, covering additionally all en-route as may be possible from collection to drop off.

Consequently, not simply a point to point transfer with a driver.

Personally structured and customised safari tours

Ekala offers you a broad spectrum of options and can then deliver according to personal and individual needs.

 

Furthermore, designed to offer choice and flexibility. While combining tours as you require, suiting 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 safari and tour.

Moreover, we are committed to delivering personalised and quality service.

Thus ensuring Ekala’s guests leave with the best memories.

Ekala has developed an excellent reputation for looking after solo travellers and first-time visitors to South Africa.

 

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

Consequently, for multi-day tours, best to stay at Ekala Guest House. Accordingly, we can generally discuss items covered on the day over dinner and makes you feel more at home.

Furthermore, we can generally cover more within the day with starting and ending at Ekala Guest House.

Indeed, we structure around key sites and your time available and time allocated to safari/tour.

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Our safari tours, nature tours, wildlife tours are non-invasive

No wildlife interactions

Focusing on the national reserves – naturally wild.

Promote conservation and education.

As Kruger and Pilanesberg National reserves/parks.

A South Africa experience that will be remembered for the right reason

We do not support private – commercially based wildlife facilities

The planning stage of South Africa safari/tour/trip

So if you are in the planning stage of a South African trip, we can help.

Please supply the duration that you are looking at, group size, then your estimated dates and duration.

Then additionally what you wish to include in this time, and we can advise using our extensive South Africa experience.

Private, professional, and reliable tailor-made

Safari Tours.

The Elephant Sanctuary close up eye

Ekala’s wildlife safari tours can be adapted to the client’s individual needs.

Thus, accordingly, we accommodate specific and personal requirements.

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Tailor-made ecotourism and safari tour experiences that cater for solo travellers, couples, families and private groups.

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Private Tours:

Exclusive experiences – yours only fully dedicated tour guide – private and seamless, guided journey to South Africa.

Guided Tours:

Professionally guided and escorted tours – skilled guides sharing their extensive knowledge and experiences.

Private Eco Safari:

South Africa big 5 and much more nature safari and biodiversity experiences – private guide – your group only.

Registered Guides:

Expertly led safari/tours with highly experienced registered local guides with a lifetime of knowledge in South Africa.

Ekala Family & Guides

Sterkfontein Caves

Ekala Family & guides

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of South Africa’s nature, history, culture, and wildlife.

Thus, we focus where our experience and expertise lies – in South Africa only.

Highly Experienced Guides

Accordingly, with our vast experience and expertise, we will bring historical, cultural and safari tours to life.

Additionally, sharing our love and knowledge of South Africa’s nature, wildlife, and national game parks.

Ensuring, as a result, you leave full of the best memories.

Private

Thus, Ekala will endeavour to personalise your safari package according to individual requirements/interests as well as available time.

Personal touch

Furthermore, Ekala personally conducts and organises all our tours and safaris.

As highly experienced and professional guides.

Consequently, you get an enhanced understanding of South Africa’s wildlife, history, and diverse cultures.

Thus, the best South African Experience

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Safari and tour prices

No prices on our website as a result of the unique, individual and specialised requirements for each safari and tour we supply.

Thus, Ekala structure around our client’s individual requirements.

Accordingly, if time is limited,

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

Accordingly, using all time available as a fully guided professional tour.

Consequently, not simply a point to point mixed group drive around.

Therefore, a quote based on your specific requirements.

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Appreciation of South Africa’s multifaceted heritage.

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Follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela

Robben Island – then you can visit the Nelson Mandela prison cell.

However, while in Johannesburg/Pretoria, you can cover Nelson Mandela’s significant years.

Truly following Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom.

Nelson Mandela came to Johannesburg as a young man.

Additionally, became an activist in Johannesburg

Thus, the focus of his defiance campaign – Johannesburg.

Then became a lawyer in Johannesburg.

Consequently, ran his law firm (and that of Oliver Tambo) in Johannesburg.

Then all time spent in prison before and in addition up to the point of sentencing in the Rivonia trial – in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Then after Release

Returned to Johannesburg.

Then inaugurated as President in Pretoria.

Consequently, while President – office in Pretoria.

With the main residence in Pretoria.

Furthermore, after retiring (as president) still had an office in Johannesburg.

Actually still today – his office – now the Nelson Mandela Centre of memory, in Johannesburg.

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

Then in hospital, while ill, Pretoria.

Even more, passing away in Johannesburg.

Consequently, if you wish to WALK in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, and to truly experience his life, it needs to be in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Apartheid/Mandela tour – Accordingly, a truly remarkable insight into the life of Nelson Mandela and the struggle against Apartheid.

Constitutional Court Doors

Private collection and drop off – then supplied as a fully guided professional safari tour.

Thus covering en-route as may be possible from collection to drop off. As a result, not simply a point to point transfer with a driver.

 Responsible and ethical South African tourism/consumerism.

For multi-day safari tour package – Ekala Guest House

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