Walter Sisulu Botanical gardens, Johannesburg – Ekala Eco Tours

Full or Half Day 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's and Tours

Eco wildlife safari including Pilanesberg and Kruger National Game Parks.
Lesedi Cultural Village – Ekala Eco Tours

Personalised Cultural Tours

including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Alexandra Township and local Cultural Villages.
Zebra Kruger Safari – Ekala Eco Tours

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

including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Alexandra Township and local Cultural Villages.
Africa – Ekala Eco Tours

Tours + Safaris + City Tours + South Africa Safari.

Ekala’s Tours/Safaris are private only – your group only – even if for 1.

Accordingly 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.

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

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

In addition the Pilanesberg and Kruger National Game Park.

Catering for the individual traveler, families, groups as well as the corporate travelers.

Above all, 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: Alternatively from day tours to multi day tours. Cultural/historical and Safari.

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

Cultural, Historical Tours and Wildlife Safari/Tours.

We are committed to deliver personalized 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 first-time visitors.

If you have never traveled to Southern Africa before, Ekala 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. 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.

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.

Additionally 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. In addition, the poorest to the richest – downtown and mining areas.

Our tours are private. With a highly experienced professional guide.
Not mixed group shuttle type tours/transfers. That are generally supplied as a mad dash – point to point drive around. With a driver or inexperienced guide.

To be able to structure a 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 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.

Thus all the ingredients for an amazing and informative tour.

Private – Cultural Tours, Historical Tours 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.

Mandela and struggle against Apartheid – Ekala Eco Tours

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

Cultural Tours

Soweto Tour:

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

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

Johannesburg Tour:

Most culturally diverse city in South Africa.

Alexandra 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 in an Alexandra Taxi.

Pretoria Tour:

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

The Lesedi Cultural Village.

Living African culture. A multi cultural village featuring tribal villages, ancestral traditions. As well as history and culture.

South African cultural dress – Ekala

Historical Tours

Soweto Tour:

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 Tour:

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

The Apartheid Museum.

Museum tells a story of racial discrimination. With 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 and Apartheid past. Including the life of Nelson Mandela and the struggle against Apartheid.

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 including Umkhonto we Sizwe and Nelson Mandela. Change to the policy of non violent struggle to Apartheid consequently leading to the Rivonia Trial.

Pretoria Tour:

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

Constitution Hill:

Constitution Hill – Home to South Africa’s Constitutional Court and Johannesburg’s most historic site. Fully guide tour of the old, 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 shaped the course of South African and consequently, world history.

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

Paleontology Tours

Cradle of Humankind:

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

Covering the area with recent finds and activities.

The Origins Center:

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

Impala Kruger Safari – Ekala

Wildlife experiance Safari and Sanctuary Tours

Ann van Dyk DeWildt Cheetah Sanctuary and Cheetah Breeding Program.

Cheetah and Wild Dog close up experience.

 

Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary interactive tour with Elephants.

An interactive experiance that is 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.

No interactions with these primates.

 

Bird Tours

South africa – one of the best birding areas in the world.

 

Eco Tours

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

National Game Parks – Safari

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

Pilanesberg National Park Safari

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

 

Kruger Park National Park Safari

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

 

Scenic Route – Kruger National Park

Panoramic route includes numerous breathtaking viewpoints, waterfalls and scenic views. Ekala can include to or from the Kruger safari.

Best to have 1 night in the canyon – but can structure to fit in all that may be possible in the time available.

Ekala's clients underground with Cullinan’s working shift

Mining Tours – gold and diamonds – surfaceunderground.

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

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

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

Alternatively a combination of the 3 as time would allow.

Johannesburg Gold History Tour:

Specialised Johannesburg Gold History Tour. 100 years as the biggest gold produced in the world.

Private Tours/safaris – structured with 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.

South African Battlefield tours – Ekala
Personally structured and customised Tours

Ekala Eco Tours offer you a broad spectrum of options and can deliver according to personal and individual needs.

 

Furthermore tours 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 tour. Private Cultural Tours, Historical Tours and Wildlife Safari Tours.

 

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 first time visitors.

 

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

Consequently for multi day tours, best to stay at Ekala Guest Farm. Accordingly we can generally discuss items covered on the tour over dinner.

Further we can generally cover more with collection and drop off at Ekala Guest Farm.

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

Gold Mine Tours, Johannesburg – Ekala
Lions Pilanesberg Safari – Ekala
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Private – Professional – fully guided tours and safaris.
Scenic view – Blyde River Canyon – Ekala

Our safari/tours are non-invasive

Safaris are non-invasive. No wildlife interactions

Focusing on the national game reserves – naturally wild.

Promote conservation and education.

As Kruger and Pilanesberg National Game reserves.

An experience that will be remembered for the right reason

We do not support private – commercially based “parks”

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African Elephant close up – Ekala
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South African flag - beaded at Constitution court

Ekala Family & Guides

Sterkfontein Cave Sign – Ekala
Ekala family & tour/safari guides

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

Thus we focus were our experience and expertise lies - in South Africa only.

Highly Experienced Guides

With our vast experience and expertise, we will bring the historical and cultural tours to life.

Including sharing our love and knowledge of South Africa's wildlife and national game parks.

Ensuring you leave full of the best memories.

Private

Ekala will endeavor to personalise your tour 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.

Best South African Experience

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

Johannesburg Gold Mine Headgear as covered on Ekala’s gold mine tours

Safari vehicle

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

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

Furthermore our vehicles provide a more intimate and exclusive safari experience.

Ekala’s vehicles are thus easily maneuvered for outstanding photography opportunities.

Moreover individual interests can be met within small private tour groups.

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

Cullinan Mine Sign – Ekala Eco Tours
Soccer City, Johannesburg – Ekala

Prices:

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

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

If time is limited:

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

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

In contrast, not simply a point to point mixed group drive around.

As a result, tour quote based on your specific requirements.

Paul Kruger – Ekala

Follow in Nelson Mandela footsteps:

Robben Island – indeed, you can visit his prison cell.

Johannesburg/Pretoria you can cover the significant years:

Nelson Mandela came to Johannesburg as a young man.

Additionally became an activist in Johannesburg

Entire focus of his defiance campaign – Johannesburg.

Then became a lawyer in Johannesburg.

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

Moreover all time spent in prison before and in addition to the Rivonia trail – in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Furthermore, after Release:

Returned to Johannesburg.

Inaugurated as President in Pretoria.

Hence, while President – office in Pretoria.

While President – main residence in Pretoria.

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

Actually still today – his office – now the Nelson Mandela center of memory - in Johannesburg.

Furthermore, 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.

Accordingly 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.

Constitution Court Doors, Johannesburg – Ekala Eco Tours
Commercial Game Parks – Captive wildlife industry

Most tourists who visit a captive wildlife facility, are unaware of the negative impact of these Commercial run “parks”

Due to conservation issues that Ekala Eco Tours finds unacceptable – we do not support these types of commercially structured “Game Parks”.

Commercial “parks” that breed lions (or simply have lions) for financial gain – must, in Ekala’s opinion, be avoided. Even if you are supplied the tour for free.

Private “parks” are never the best options – specifically in an artificial environment – structured as a money-making facility only, with little regard for the wildlife and the long-term sustainability. The entire world is moving away from such facilities.

Options that would leave you with a better experience – not a feeling that you would have negatively contributed to conservation in general and to the ultimate death of the lions encountered.

Lions are listed as vulnerable to extinction with a deceasing wild population size. Breading in captivity does not rectify the problem.

Handled lions can’t be introduced into the wild. Other than hunting, there is no sustainable market for lions.

Ekala complies 100% with the international efforts to eradicate animal abuse.

 

Cheetahs:

Most of the above applies to captive cheetah facilities, specifically those that make no genuine efforts at reintroduction programs or promote the survival of free-ranging cheetahs. These reintroduction programs are possible for the cheetah where it is not possible for lion.