Private Cultural-Historical tours

Historical downtown Johannesburg – Ekala Eco Tours

Historical Tours

South Africa historical tours.

Private history tours.

Johannesburg and Pretoria historical city tours.

South Africa cultural history tours.

Lesedi Cultural Village – Ekala Eco Tours

Cultural Tours – Private Guide.

Johannesburg and Pretoria cultural diversity tours

Soweto and Alexandra Township tours.

Lesedi and local Cultural Village tours.

Zebra Kruger Safari – Ekala Eco Tours

South Africa Battlefield tours.

KwaZulu-Natal battlefield tours.

South Africa battlefield history.

KZN battlefield tour – Isandlwana and Rorke’s drift.

City – cultural-historical tours.

Cultural diversity in South Africa

South Africa is a country known for its natural beauty, cultural diversity and indeed the complexity of heritage.

While allowing you to depart South Africa with an extensive understanding of our history and culture.

Ekala’s Cultural-Historical tours of South Africa, focusing on Johannesburg and Pretoria areas.

Catering for the solo traveller, families, couples, groups as well as the corporate traveller.

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

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

Come with Ekala and experience the rhythm of South Africa.

South Africa’s breathtaking beauty and furthermore unforgettable hospitality of the Ekala team – 5th generation in South Africa.

Cultural-historical tour packages are available. From day tours to multi-day cultural-historical tours.

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

Cultural-Historical Tours.

We are 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 first-time visitors and solo travellers.

Indeed, if you have never travelled to South Africa before, we will look after you from arrival to departure.
Ekala’s City tours:

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

South Africa cultural-historical, then our speciality, the struggle against Apartheid tours and life of Nelson Mandela:

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 on the time you have, we choose a suitable route to cover the culture and history in the best possible manner in the time you have available.


Subsequently, Ekala does not supply a tour that is simply a point to point transfer.

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


Additionally, our cultural-historical tours are carefully structured to leave you with the best possible understanding of the area covered.

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

Our cultural-historical tours are private, even solo if required.

Fully guided professional, cultural-historical tours.

Not mixed groups – shuttle type tours/transfers that are then supplied as a mad dash – point to point with a driver.

To be able to structure a cultural, historical 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. Advising and structuring a tour around your requirements/timing.

For multi-day cultural-historical tour packages – then best for Ekala to have arrival and departure flights – or proposed details. We accordingly 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.


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.


Private – professional – fully guided tours – 7 days a week.

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Historical/Cultural Tours

Soweto Tour cultural-historical tour:

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


Johannesburg Tour cultural, historical tour:

Covering Johannesburg’s economic growth from a tent town to the powerhouse of South Africa. Johannesburg – the most culturally diverse city in South Africa.


The Apartheid Museum.

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


Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela 

Nelson Mandela – Road from struggle to freedom historical 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 – the birthplace of Satyagraha – passive resistance.


The Liliesleaf Tour.

Safe house – for members of the anti Apartheid liberation struggle. Consequently, leading to the Rivonia Trial. Indeed, a significant historical site.


Pretoria Tour:

Pretoria is one of South Africa’s 3 capital cities. Historical and cultural tour of the city.


Cullinan Diamond Mine:

Historical tour of Cullinan mine and village that came about exclusively for the mine.


Cradle of Humankind – Maropeng and Sterkfontein cave:

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


Constitution Hill private tour:

From a fort to prison to home to South Africa’s Constitutional Court and Johannesburg’s (if not South Africa’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, then, covering all of our historical military conflicts.


Johannesburg Gold History Tour:

Specialised Johannesburg Gold History Tour. From farmland to the world’s biggest gold producer.


KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields:

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


The Lesedi Cultural Village:

A multicultural village featuring tribal villages, ancestral traditions, as well as the history of South Africa’s diverse cultures.

Private cultural-historical tours – even solo for 1:

Structured with the collection and drop off as suitable. Supplied as 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 drive with a driver.


Accordingly, the best way to experience South Africa culturally and historically is with Ekala’s passion for South Africa’s relatively short but significant history and our cultural diversity.

Either culturally or historically – Let Ekala share South Africa’s best experiences with you.

Personalised structured and customised cultural-historical tours

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

Furthermore, tours are 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.

Moreover, we are committed to delivering 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 travelled to Southern 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 tour over dinner. Further, we can generally cover more with the collection and drop off at Ekala Guest House.

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

Gold Mine Tours Johannesburg

Best ability to contact Ekala for historical and cultural tours:

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 and thus unable to answer your call at that time. Thus, email works perfectly.

Furthermore, difficult to deal with tour specifics on a cell phone.


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 – fully guided cultural-historical tours.



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

Thus, Ekala structures our private tours around our client’s individual requirements.

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

As a result, cultural-historical tour quotes are based on your specific requirements.

Our cultural tours are non-invasive.

Cultural tours/township tours as Soweto/Alexandra:

We do NOT go into private houses.

Or invade the township resident’s privacy in any way.

Cultural and historical sites hold the memories and unique stories of days gone by.

Museums can show the information – but only actual cultural and historical related sites can truly tell the story.

With the help of a good, knowledgeable guide.

Enjoying and understanding South Africa’s history and cultural diversity.

A historical-cultural tour to remember for the right reason

A South African experience to remember for the right reason

Visiting actual historical sites steeped in significant heritage.

Ekala’s cultural-historical tours can be adapted to the client’s individual needs.

Accordingly, we accommodate specific tour and personal requirements.

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Hence, appreciation of South Africa’s multifaceted heritage and cultural diversity.


Tailor-made cultural and historical experiences that cater for solo travellers, couples, families, and group tours.

Ekala Family & Guides

Sterkfontein Caves
Ekala Family & tour guides

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

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

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

Ekala will endeavour to personalise your private cultural and historical tour package according to individual requirements.

Furthermore, Ekala personally conducts and organises all our cultural and historical tours.

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

Johannesburg Gold Mine Headgear

Superior photographic opportunities paired additionally with highly experienced professional guides.

Thus providing a unique cultural and historical experience.

Cullinan Sign
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, with all-time spent in prison 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.

Accordingly, the main residence was 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 with some limited 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.

Early Johannesburg government house

Township Cultural Tours:

Township – Name used by the Apartheid government to describe a “non-white” area under the apartheid law – group areas act.


Ekala’s guides are well-spoken, providing interesting detail and clarity while on the cultural-historical tour.

Active engagement is encouraged between guide and guest.

Constitutional Court Doors
Informal Soweto

Tour package options – Ekala Guest House

Accommodation Johannesburg