Historical downtown Johannesburg – Ekala Eco Tours

Tours - Cultural Historical

Personalised cultural, historical, and custom private tours.

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

Tours - Private Historical

Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Gold, Diamond and South Africa Battlefield History.

Lesedi Cultural Village – Ekala Eco Tours

Tours - Private Cultural

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

Zebra Kruger Safari – Ekala Eco Tours

Tours - Professional private packages

South Africa – City – Township – Battlefield tours.

Africa – Ekala Cultural Tours

City Tours – cultural

historical  tours.

Ekala’s cultural and historical tours are private only – your group only – 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, cultural diversity and indeed complexity of heritage.

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

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

Catering for the solo traveler, families, couples, 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.
South Africa’s breath-taking beauty and furthermore unforgettable hospitality of the Ekala team – 5th generation South African’s.

Cultural and historical tour packages available. While from day tours to multi day tours – cultural/historical.

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 and Historical 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 and solo travelers.

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

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


Cultural, historical and our speciality the struggle against Apartheid tours and the 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.

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 cultural historical tours are private, even solo if required.

Fully guided professional cultural and 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 and 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/advise and structure 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 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 struggle against Apartheid – Ekala historical Tours

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

Alexandra as covered on Ekala's cultural tour

Historical/Cultural Tours

Soweto Tour:

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


Johannesburg Tour:

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


The Apartheid Museum.

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


Mandela Apartheid Route

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 – 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 the Cullinan mine and village that came about exclusively for the mine.


Cradle of Humankind:

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


Constitution Hill:

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 Center:

Origins Center 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 farm land 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 multi cultural village featuring tribal villages, ancestral traditions, as well as the history of South Africa’s diverse cultures.

South African cultural dress – Ekala tours
Historical downtown Johannesburg with mine dumps – Ekala tours
Private cultural historical tours – even solo for 1:

Structured with 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.

South African historical Battlefield tours

Accordingly 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 and 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 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/ around the key sites and your time available and the time allocated to the tour.

Private, professional and reliable tailor made cultural and historical tours.

Historical Gold Mine Tours, Johannesburg – Ekala historical tours

Best ability to contact Ekala for historical and cultural tours:

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 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.

Historical battlefield sites – Ekala historical tours
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Private – professional – fully guided cultural historical tours.
South African cultural tours

Cultural historical tour prices

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

Thus Ekala structure our tours 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, tour quote based on your specific requirements.

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

Accordingly we accommodate specific and personal requirements.

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Hence appreciation of South Africa’s multifaceted heritage and diverse cultures

South African flag - beaded at Constitution court

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

Ekala Family & Guides

Sterkfontein Cave Sign – Ekala tours
Ekala family & tour guides

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

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.

Ensuring you leave full of the best memories.


Ekala will endeavor to personalise your cultural and historical tour package according to individual requirements/interests as well as available time .

Personal touch

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

As highly experience and professional guides.

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

Best South African Experience
Johannesburg Gold Mine Headgear as covered on Ekala’s historical gold mine tours

Superior photographic opportunities, paired additionally with highly experienced professional guides.

Thus providing a unique cultural and historical experience.

Cullinan Mine Sign – Ekala Eco Tours
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.

Historical government house, Johannesburg – Ekala tours

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

Paul Kruger – Historical leader of Boer Republic - Ekala tours

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

Active engagement between guide and guest is encouraged.

Constitution Court Doors, Johannesburg – Ekala historical Tours

Visiting actual historical sites steeped in significant heritage.

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

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

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.