Ekala Eco Guest House


Johannesburg Accommodation


Guest House Accommodation

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

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

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

Also, the closest accommodation to Eye of Africa Golf Estate and Sedibeng Heineken Brewery.

Ekala Guest House lounge two

First, let us detail how Guest House then functions:

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

Then additionally extended accommodation for the business traveller with commitments in Sedibeng as the Heineken Brewery and also contractors working at the Eye of Africa Golf Estate.

Also, multi-day academic and university student group writing retreats and educational tours.

Accordingly, the Guest house not booked or supplied as a standard tourist and short term local accommodation only.

North side of guest house
Structuring your stay/package:

Ekala Eco Tours will personalise a tour and/or safari with the 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 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, the location for your night/night’s stay in Johannesburg can have a huge bearing as to what can be included in your stay. Also, as to what can’t be included or simply the value in your day, taking into account the amount of travelling created by the location of your accommodation.

Ekala’s Guest House easy access:

Ekala Guest House is then as close (if not closer) to 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 travelling significantly less than if you were to be based on 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 late arrival and/or early departure – it 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 the 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 in the northern parts of Johannesburg, as Rosebank and Sandton. So if you are wishing to spend time shopping at malls or in high-density areas, then the Ekala Guest House is not for you.

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

Guest house braai area
Then to get into more details on 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 home comforts. Additionally, providing the 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 taken care of for your comfort and convenience.

The secure and tranquil countryside environment of the 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 travellers or business travellers who above all prefer the luxuries of home to hotel regimentation.

Creating a relaxed, casual ambience with tranquillity 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 offers a tranquil and secluded Johannesburg accommodation with wonderful gardens and a selection of birds in 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 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 your needs while you are away from home.

The Ekala family will ensure our guest’s expectations are always to be 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 delivering 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.​

Unique Johannesburg Countryside Location:

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

Ekala’s easy access: Major tourist attractions in downtown Johannesburg, Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Soccer City. Also close to Gold Reef City, Apartheid Museum, Nasrec exhibition centre and Midvaal Sedibeng 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 travelling 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, Sedibeng business travellers while having easy access to local stadiums and venues.​

Non-Smoking Guest House:

Smoking has been banned in public places in South Africa and consequently, Ekala Guest House is smoke-free. Smoking outdoors permitted, 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.

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

Guest House dining room

Guest House Meals:

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

If a day 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 homemade specialities.

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

Meals served in dining areas indoors, outdoors, or in 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 – Specialities – Allergies:

Local Specialities:

The guest house menu has an emphasis on South Africa local and homemade specialities, 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 food and other allergies.

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

Laundry – Laundry services are then available upon request. Price accordingly depends 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’s pets and then steps in the guest house:

Ekala’s pets:

We have dogs around the Guest house. Additionally, 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 client areas, if any guest has a problem or related issues 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 negotiating steps problematic.

View across the guest house

Guest Farm and Extensive BirdLife:

Small scale sheep farm on 25 acres.

Fully organic with a small flock of sheep, generally kept at around 100, consequently dependent on season and rainfall the previous season. The sheep, then maintain the property, and we do not bring in the feed. 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 with a variety of flora and fauna, where an abundance of bird species can be found.

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

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

Structuring your South Africa stay.

And so a multi-day Kruger or Pilanesberg safari – we can structure with local tours and a 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, the 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 is the complete solution to your South Africa travel requirements.

Ekala Guest Farm Sunset across braai
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Business travellers to Sedibeng and Southern Johannesburg:

Convenient accommodation for local and international business travellers on extended contract projects or with business commitments in Southern Johannesburg and Sedibeng.

Close to guest house:

Eye of Africa Golf Estate – 5 minutes away and the Sedibeng Heineken Brewery that is 15 minutes away from the guest house.

Ekala Guest House pool
Hosting writing retreats:

Ideal location for writing retreats, educational tours for students, academics, and university study groups.


Best ability to contact Ekala
[email protected]

Then will respond within 24 hours. Actually in most cases less. However, depending on time differences.

Guesthouse east section

Ekala Family & Guides

Side end of guest house

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

Guest House piano man

Guest House 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.

Business travel: dependent on the duration and/or group size.

Accommodation with safari/tour:

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

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

Ekala Lounge

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

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

The 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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gardens at the guest house