Ekala Guest House

Johannesburg Accommodation

Guest House Accommodation

Perfectly nestled guest house in the tranquil countryside of southern Johannesburg. Unique Johannesburg Countryside Location:

Countryside setting away from the city center/downtown Johannesburg with then easy access to all highways and tourist spots as downtown, Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Soccer City.

Guest house conveniently located while close to downtown Johannesburg, with the advantage of being in the tranquil countryside.

Ekala Guest House lounge two

First let us detail how the Guest House then functions:

Ekala Guest House is only used in conjunction with personalised tours and safaris, hence as a full multi day tour and or safari package.

Accordingly Guest house is not used, booked, or supplied as standard accommodation only.

Our focus thus is as a tour and safari operator – focusing on private tours and safaris, even if solo.

Then with collection and drop off anywhere.

If the Ekala Guest House works as first or last night in Johannesburg, perfect. However if not, as suitable to you, easy.

North side of guest house
Structuring your stay/package:

Ekala Eco Tours will personalise a tour and/or safari with collection and drop off points from your preference of accommodation.

Thus, our multi day cultural/historical/wildlife/safari packages – can start/or end at any accommodation. Accordingly as suitable to you.

If it works out best to stay at the Ekala Guest House, perfect. If not suitable to your package or requirements, stay where suitable to you. We then structure around this – easy.

Johannesburg’s size:

Johannesburg is a huge city, 1800 square kilometers (695 square miles). The airport is then not in this size, out east of Johannesburg.

Thus, location for your night/night’s stay in Johannesburg can have a huge bearing as to what can be included in your stay and what can’t be included or simply the value in your day taking into account the amount of traveling created by location of your accommodation.

Ekala’s Guest House easy access:

Ekala Guest House is then as close (if not closer) to the Johannesburg’s central business area as any other tourist accommodation in Johannesburg. With the additional benefit of a tranquil countryside location with a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Indeed, a relaxing and serene environment.

Over a one to three-day tour package (or longer) – start and end Ekala Guest House – would actually see you traveling significantly less than if you were to be based in any of the high-density areas as Sandton or Rosebank.

Only 1 night in Johannesburg then with early departure:

While for those that have only one night with a late arrival and/or early departure – may be best to stay directly at the airport, O. R. Tambo Johannesburg airport. Ekala can then supply a day tour or part/mini tour as timing may allow.

Thus starting and/or ending at the airport – easy.

Hence due to the size of Johannesburg – no absolutely perfect location. Depends then on what you are looking for, and the tours you wish to cover while in Johannesburg.

Malls, nightlife and high-density areas:

The biggest and most prestigious malls are on the northern parts of Johannesburg, as Rosebank and Sandton. So if you are wishing to spend time shopping at the malls or in the high-density areas, then Ekala Guest house is not for you.

Indeed these Johannesburg high-density areas have the negative of more traveling within most tours, specifically a Johannesburg/Soweto/Apartheid tour.

Guest house braai area
Then to get into more details on the Ekala accommodation

The Ekala Guest House is a large and spacious full-service guest house and family home with the additional benefit of tranquil countryside surroundings.

It is elegant and comfortable and then maintains a high degree of homely comforts. As well as providing best quality services that will allow you to enjoy our person-to-person hospitality.

A home away from home. Warm hospitality, personalised service, and then secure accommodation. Arrive as guests, leave as friends.

Secluded Accommodation in Johannesburg. Personal charm with a quiet countryside setting.

Ekala offers everything you can expect in a Johannesburg Guest House and much more. So all the services you would expect.

Ekala will accordingly make your stay in Johannesburg both enjoyable and memorable. Every detail thus taken care of for your comfort and convenience.

The secure and tranquil countryside environment of Ekala Guest House offers you ample opportunity to relax with personal service and efficiency in a friendly atmosphere.

Ekala Guest House is Johannesburg Accommodation for those discerning travelers or business executives who above all prefer the luxuries of home to hotel regimentation.

Creating a relaxed casual ambience with tranquility and secure Johannesburg Accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Johannesburg.

We cater to international, local, and corporate tourists and are committed to delivering a high-quality service in a personalised fashion. Thus let Ekala provide the gateway to your discovery of South Africa.

This peaceful retreat indeed offer a tranquil and secluded Johannesburg accommodation with wonderful gardens and a selection of birds in the numerous large trees.

Focus on the enjoyment of sharing wildlife experiences with guests over meals or in time spent with clients.​

Ekala Guest House
Family Run Guest House:

The Ekala Guest house is family managed and run in the true character of a guest house. Personalised attention to detail is of the utmost importance and it is not unusual for guests to become friends. We thus sincerely hope you will be one of them.

Our small and close-knit team are always on hand to take care of any of your needs while you are away from home.

The Ekala family will ensure our guest’s expectations are always exceeded.

Guests can accordingly be assured personal attention in a friendly, relaxed family atmosphere.

Indeed more than an average family-run Johannesburg guest house.

While committed to deliver a high-quality personalised service, ensuring Ekala’s guests leave with only the best memories.

Experience the rhythm of South Africa, and its breathtaking beauty, with the hospitality of the Ekala team.​

Ekala back section dining and lounge
Unique Johannesburg Countryside Location:

Ekala Guest House is conveniently located close to downtown Johannesburg and Soweto, with the advantage of being away from the bustling city atmosphere, however with easy access to all highways and tourist attractions.

Ekala’s easy access: Major tourist attractions as downtown Johannesburg, Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Soccer City. Also close to Gold Reef City, Apartheid Museum, Nasrec exhibition center and Sedibeng/Midvaal new Heineken Brewery.

These attractions of Johannesburg are on Ekala’s doorstep. Over a one to three-day tour package – start and end Ekala Guest house, would accordingly see you traveling significantly less than if you were to be based in any of the high-density tourist areas.

Ekala Guest House is the ideal Johannesburg accommodation location for sporting events, while having easy access to local stadiums and venues.​

Guest House gardens

Non-Smoking Guest House:

Smoking has been banned in public places in South Africa and consequently Ekala Guest House is smoke-free. While smoking is permitted outdoors in designated areas away from the guest house.

And so all rooms are non-smoking – no exceptions.

Guest house top floor room


Ekala Guest House offers a choice of accommodation in 10 well-appointed en-suite bedrooms with views of the surrounding countryside.

All rooms with en-suite bathrooms – shower & separate toilet. Then rooms with a bath – must be requested at time of booking. Rooms serviced daily.

Guest House dining room

Guest House Meals:

All Meals are served at Ekala Guest House. Including delicious delights – breakfast to dinners

If a day is allocated within your package that gives a day of relaxation between the safari or tours, then we serve the lunch as suitable at Ekala.

Every meal we prepare, is prepared with love, and created only moments before they are served.

Serving healthy homemade food, prepared on the day, using ingredients from local suppliers who offer fresh seasonal produce.

Meals combined all our rich diverse local culinary dishes and customs, bring century-old recipes and home-made specialties.

Excellent meals in a relaxing atmosphere – No fine dining with Master Chef servings. Just fresh homemade meals

Meals served in the dining areas indoors, outdoors, or on any one of the terraces and even a South Africa braai around a bonfire.

Catering for your personal dietary requests. No self-catering, accordingly no food, can be brought into the guest house.

North side of guest house

Meals with locals – Specialties – Allergies:

Local Specialties:

The guest house menu has an emphasis on South Africa local and home-made specialties, ranging from century-old recipes to exciting South Africa dishes. Indeed excellent meals in a relaxing atmosphere.

Then enjoy a traditional South African braai.

Meals with Locals:

When dining at Ekala, you accordingly dine with locals, the Ekala Family, South Africa for over 5 generations. Thus indeed local South Africans.


Ekala can then accommodate most allergies, food or other.

Ekala accordingly needs to be advised in detail of these at time of the inquiry.

Ekala upper and lower lounges
Guest House Services and Facilities

Rooms service daily

Meals included with the guest house accommodation in all packages

Coffee / tea available 24/7

Indoor and outdoor dining areas

Three guest lounges with large screen T. V.

Large pool

Visa / Master Cards Accepted

Power – Electrical is 220 – 230 volts – AC. Wall sockets accommodate 15 amp plugs with three round pins. We supply adapters if required, for the use at Ekala.

Laundry – Laundry services are then available upon request. Price accordingly dependent on items and load size.

Wireless Internet – then pay for what you use – easy.

We do not subcontract to drivers or inexperienced guides.

Ekala has all relevant permits as required for tourist vehicles anywhere on South Africa’s roads.

Ekala Guest Farm fish ponds

Ekala’s Pets and then Steps in the Guest House:

Ekala’s pets:

We have dogs around the Guest house. As well as access to the inside of the guest house. However, we are extremely cautious as to their contact with clients and can keep them 100% away from the client areas if any guest has a problem or related issue with dogs.

Steps within the guest house:

There are steps between various parts/sections/rooms. Generally easy to negotiate, however not suitable for anyone with an impairment or a limited disability that would make the negotiating the steps problematic.

View across the guest house
Guest Farm and Extensive Bird Life:

Small scale sheep farm on 25 acres.

Fully organic with a small flock of sheep, generally kept at around 100, consequently dependent on the season and rainfall the previous season. The sheep then maintain the property and we do not bring in feed. While being reliant on our 25 acres.

There is additionally an orchard, mainly peaches, almonds & apricots with water features and numerous large trees.

The guest house landscaped lawns and gardens and water features feature a variety of flora and fauna where an abundance of bird species may then be found.

December/January can indeed get a bird count of over 200 birds. Then a large group of guinea fowl sleep in trees that surround the guest house.

Additionally view the sight of a million stars in the night sky, unobscured by city lights.

Side of guest house with outside rooms

Structuring your South Africa stay.

And so a multi day Kruger or Pilanesberg safari – we can structure with local tours and the night at Ekala Guest House before or after the safari.

Packages can be created to include Ekala Guest House accommodation and all other safari and tour accommodation required, airport transfers (and train arrivals and departures) and then to and from all events including sporting events.

Hence Johannesburg accommodation as part of any package would be at Ekala Guest House. However start and end points can be from any point in South Africa.

From arrival at O. R. Tambo airport, formerly Johannesburg Airport, Ekala Guest House with our safari and tours are the complete solution to your South Africa travel requirements.

Further including safari and tours as detailed at bottom of page with links to specific safari and tour page.

Side of guest house with outside rooms

Let Ekala with South Africa safari and tours then provide the gateway to your discovery of South Africa.

Side of guest house with outside rooms

Private – packages from arrival to departure with Johannesburg accommodation at Ekala Guest House

Guest House
Guest house casual lounge
Tour and safari package

While with Ekala’s professional guides:

The Ekala family are all registered guides, each of us with a specialty, however all of us experienced for historical and cultural tours and safari.

Items that can then be included in South Africa personalised travel packages:

South Africa Wildlife Sanctuaries as either day tours from Ekala Guest House or Pilanesberg safari en-route.

Cheetah Sanctuary:

Ann van Dyk Cheetah and wild dog Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary:

Elephant interaction visit, Hartbeespoort dam.

Safari – Kruger and Pilanesberg National Parks:

Safari in South Africa National Parks.

Night before or after the safari then at Ekala Guest House

Pilanesberg safari options structured around your timing


Ultimate Kruger National Park private safari

Guest house lounge up top

Paleo – Cradle of Humankind:

Sterkfontein Caves/Maropeng – Cradle of Humankind

Thus en-route to or from the Pilanesberg or day tour.

Mining – gold and diamonds:

Gold mines – day tour.

Diamond Mine:

Surface or underground mine tour

South Africa Cultural and Historical – day tours.

Johannesburg and Pretoria city historical and cultural tours

Apartheid freedom Struggle – indeed best as multi day specialty tour from the guest house.

Freedom tour – walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela

Battlefield tour – first or last day at Ekala Guest House before then departing for KwaZulu-Natal

Anglo/Boer – Anglo/Zulu – Voortrekker/Zulu Battlefields.

Then a short selection of Ekala Eco Tours most popular package safari and tour options

Popular South Africa safari tour packages

Ekala Guest Farm Sunset across braai
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Ekala Guest House pool
Guesthouse east section

Ekala Family & Guides

Side end of guest house
Guest house gardens
Guest House piano man

Guest House and accommodation prices

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

Thus Ekala structure the accommodation and tours/safari’s around our client’s individual requirements.

So if time is limited

We thus structure the accommodation and tour package 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 and accommodation quote based on your specific requirements.

Ekala Lounge
Guest house lower and upper room
Guest House with personalised attention to your needs.

We look forward to hearing from you

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

Whether you are looking to take a South African trip, planning a holiday away from it all or in Johannesburg on business, the Ekala Guest House is here to provide secure Johannesburg accommodation with personalised service.

Our Promise of service – “A commitment to quality service in South Africa”

We are serious about our commitment to deliver personalised quality service.

Let us take you on a journey

Best way to experience Johannesburg is with Ekala’s passion for Johannesburg and then all South Africa.

Culturally and historically – Indeed let Ekala share South Africa’s best experiences with you.

Ekala lamb feeding
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