Walter Sisulu Botanical gardens, Johannesburg – Ekala Eco Tours

Full or half day South Africa tours

Personalised historical, cultural and custom tours.

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

Personalised historical tours

Including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Gold, Diamond and South Africa Battlefield History.
Lion Pilanesberg Safari – Ekala Eco Tours

Wildlife Safari Tours

Eco wildlife safari tour including Pilanesberg and Kruger National Parks.

Lesedi Cultural Village – Ekala Eco Tours

Personalised cultural tours

Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Alexandra Township and local Cultural Village tours.

Zebra Kruger Safari – Ekala Eco Tours

Multi day professional private safari tours packages

South Africa safari tour packages

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Tour + Safari + City Tours + South Africa Tours.

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

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

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

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

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

In addition safari Pilanesberg and Kruger National Park.

Catering for the solo traveller, couples, families, groups as well as the 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. Its breath-taking beauty and unforgettable hospitality of the Ekala team. 5th generation South African’s.

Tour and safari packages available:

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

We indeed structure around the key sites.

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

We are thus committed to deliver personalised and quality service.

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

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

If you have never travelled to South Africa before, or traveling 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 gives 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 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.

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 most point to point drivers would supply.

Ekala carefully structure 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. That are then supplied as a mad dash – point to point drive 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 have 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 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.


Private – professional – fully guided safari tours

Cultural tours from Johannesburg

Day and multi day:

Soweto cultural day tour

Soweto – an international 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 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:

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

Lesedi Cultural Village.

Living African culture. A multi cultural 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.


Day and multi day tours:

Soweto historical

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

Johannesburg historical

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

Apartheid Museum

Museum tells a 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 – birthplace of Satyagraha – passive resistance.


Safe house – for members of the anti Apartheid liberation struggle including Umkhonto we Sizwe and additionally Nelson Mandela. Change to policy of non violent struggle to 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

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.

South African National Museum of Military History

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

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

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

Covering the area additionally with recent finds and activities.

The Origins Centre

Origins Center is a world-class facility actually located on the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg). As part of the Archaeology Department.

Indeed visiting actual historical sites steeped in significant heritage.

Impala Crossing - Kruger

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

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.


Monkey Sanctuary

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

However, no interactions with these primates.


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 the actual Kruger Park. Structured in addition to cover vast areas of diversity, plant and wildlife.


Panorama Route – Kruger National Park

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 all that 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 and 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 a working shift.

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

Alternatively a combination of the 3 above options as time would allow.

Johannesburg gold history tour:

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

Best ability to contact Ekala:

Then will respond within 24 hours. Actually in most cases less. However depend 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.


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

Supplied as a fully guided professional tours 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 offesr 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 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 safari and tour.

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

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

Ekala has developed an excellent reputation in looking after solo travelers and first time visitors to South Africa.


If you have never traveled 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 with collection and drop off at Ekala Guest House.

Indeed, we structure around the key sites and your time available and the time allocated to the 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

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Private, professional and reliable tailor made tours.

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

Thus accordingly we accommodate specific and personal requirements.

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Tailor made eco-tourism and safari experiences that cater for solo travellers, couples, families and group tours.


Ekala Family & Guides

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Ekala family & guides

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

Thus we focus were our experience and expertise lie – in South Africa only.

Highly Experienced Guides

Accordingly with our vast experience and expertise, we will bring the 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.


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 experience 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.

So 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.

As a result a quote based on your specific requirements.

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Appreciation of South Africa’s multifaceted heritage.

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 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 for Rivonia trial – in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Then after Release

Returned to Johannesburg.

Then inaugurated as President in Pretoria.

Consequently, while President – office in Pretoria.

While President – accordingly main residence in Pretoria.

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

Actually still today – his office – now the Nelson Mandela center 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.

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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 Africa tourism/consumerism.

Solo South Africa safari and travel:

South African safari and eco tour holiday then catering for the single / solo traveller.

Indeed, for all diverse interests and ages.

Then accompanied by Ekala’s professional guides.

As a solo traveller the private tour is accordingly customised to your needs.

Hence providing quality time on your interests and requirements.

While striving to make long lasting memories for you.

Planning stage of South Africa safari/tour/trip

So if you are in the planning stage of a South Africa 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.

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