South Africa safari and tour packages

Wildlife - Culture - History - Safari

Safari – Wildlife – Culture – History

Private South Africa safari tour packages

Short selection of Ekala Eco Tours most popular safari tour options as packages

All Ekala Eco Tour packages:

As detailed can be customised to your requirements. In safari/tour duration and items included/

South Africa travel packages are a suggestion based on our experience. If you wish to take separate elements from each tour and create your own unique safari tour package, we will try our absolute best to accommodate this structuring the package accordingly.

Whatever your personal interests and time restrictions, itineraries can be custom made to suit.

Contact us with your requirements or your queries and Ekala Eco Tours will create customised South Africa travel and tours packages suitable for you.

Some general information will be below the safari tour package boxes

All package boxes below click on right side of box to open or close

Battle of Colenso graves including Lt. Freddy Roberts
Private Safari – Pilanesberg – 1 night 2 full days

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 2.

Includes:

1-night Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

1 sunset safari drive.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

Safari code – Safari P1

Private Safari – Pilanesberg – 2 nights 3 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 3.

Includes:

2-nights Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

2 sunset safari drives.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

Safari code – Safari P2.

Private Safari – Pilanesberg – 3 nights 4 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 4.

Includes:

3-nights Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

3 sunset safari drives.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

Safari code – Safari P3.

Private Safari – Pilanesberg – 2 nights 3 full days with en-route options:

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 3.

These may vary slightly depending on en-route options chosen.

Includes:

2-nights Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

2 sunset safari drives.

An en-route option both to and from the Pilanesberg.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

En-route options (two of) Elephant Sanctuary – Cheetah Sanctuary – Hartbeespoort Dam cableway tour – Cradle of Humankind.

Safari code – Safari PS2.

Private Safari – Pilanesberg – 3 nights 4 full days with en-route options:

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 4.

These may vary slightly depending on en-route options chosen.

Includes:

3-nights Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

3 sunset safari drives.

An en-route option both to and from the Pilanesberg.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

Visit to Sun City if suitable and time as may be suitable. Only main entrance would be included in price.

En-route options (two of) Elephant Sanctuary – Cheetah Sanctuary – Hartbeespoort Dam cableway tour – Cradle of Humankind.

Safari code – Safari PS3.

Private Safari Pilanesberg + Battlefield + 3-day historical Pretoria/Johannesburg tour – 7 night 8 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 8.

Includes:

1-night Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

1 sunset safari drive.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

3-nights Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

2-nights KZN Battlefield route.

7th Night either in Johannesburg, Pilanesberg or on the battlefield route

Battlefield route covering significant Anglo/Boer Anglo/Zulu battlefield sites/related sites. Also, Pretoria as the war final destination and Johannesburg as being the cause of the war.

Tour code – PBH7.

Road to freedom tour + Cradle of Humankind – 3 night 4 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 4.

Includes:

3-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

3-day Johannesburg/Soweto/Pretoria road to freedom tour.

The story of the struggle against apartheid and the life of Nelson Mandela.

1-day tour – Cradle of Humankind – including Sterkfontein Cave and Maropeng.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – MC3.

Also, a 4-night 5 full days option on this.

Freedom tour becomes 4 day and includes part of the Mahatma Gandhi tour.

1 extra night – Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

Tour code – MC4.

Private Safari Pilanesberg + Cultural/historical tours – 4 night 5 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 5.

Includes:

1-night Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

1 sunset safari drive.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

3-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-day Johannesburg/Soweto Cultural/Historical tour.

1-day Pretoria Cultural/Historical tour.

1-day tour – Cradle of Humankind including Sterkfontein Cave and Maropeng.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – PCHC4.

Ultimate Private Safari - Pilanesberg + Kruger – 6 night 7 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 6.

Includes:

1-night Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

1 sunset safari drive.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

1-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-night within the Blyde river canyon – dinner bed and breakfast.

3-nights within the Kruger – bed and breakfast.

Full day Panorama route tour – see note 13 below.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

Tour code – PK6.

Private Safari – Kruger – 3 nights 4 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 4.

Includes:

1-night within the Blyde river canyon – dinner bed and breakfast.

2-nights within the Kruger – bed and breakfast.

Full day Panoramic route tour – see note 13 below.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

Safari code – Safari K3.

Private Safari – Kruger – 4 nights 5 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 5.

Includes:

1-night within the Blyde river canyon – dinner bed and breakfast.

3-nights within the Kruger – bed and breakfast.

Full day Panoramic route tour – see note 13 below.

Can extend the Panoramic route tour – see note 14 below.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 12 above).

Safari code – Safari K4.

Private Safari – Kruger – 5 nights 6 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 6.

Includes:

1-night within the Blyde river canyon – dinner bed and breakfast.

4-nights within the Kruger – bed and breakfast.

Full day Panoramic route tour – see note 13 below.

Can extend the Panoramic route tour – see note 14 below.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

Safari code – Safari K5.

Private Safari Pilanesberg + Battlefield tour – 4 night 5 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 5.

Includes:

1-night Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

1 sunset safari drive.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

1-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

2-nights KZN Battlefield route.

Battlefield route covering significant Anglo/Boer Anglo/Zulu battlefield sites/related sites.

Tour code – PB4.

Private Safari Pilanesberg + Battlefield tour – 5 night 6 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 6.

Includes:

1-night Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

1 sunset safari drive.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

1-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

2-nights KZN Battlefield route.

5th Night either in the Pilanesberg or on the battlefield route

Battlefield route covering significant Anglo/Boer Anglo/Zulu battlefield sites/related sites.

Tour code – PB5.

Private Safari Pilanesberg + Battlefield tour – 6 night 7 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 7.

Includes:

2-nights Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

1 sunset safari drive.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

1-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

3-nights KZN Battlefield route – dinner bed and breakfast.

Battlefield route covering significant Anglo/Boer Anglo/Zulu battlefield sites/related sites.

Tour code – PB6.

Private Safari Pilanesberg + Cultural/historical tours – 5 night 6 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 6.

Includes:

2-night Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

2 sunset safari drives.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

3-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-day Johannesburg/Soweto Cultural/Historical tour.

1-day Pretoria Cultural/Historical tour.

1-day tour – Cradle of Humankind including both Sterkfontein Cave and Maropeng.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – PCHC5.

 

Can add one additional night and day:

Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-day Cullinan diamond mine underground tour – with the working shift.

Including a mini Cullinan village tour and mine surface tour.

Tour code – PCHCU6.

Road to freedom tour/Nelson Mandela – 2 night 3 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 3.

Includes:

2-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

3-day Johannesburg/Soweto/Pretoria road to freedom tour.

The story of the struggle against apartheid and the life of Nelson Mandela.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – M2.

Also, a 3-night 4 full days option on this.

Tour becomes 4 day and includes part of the Mahatma Gandhi tour.

1 extra night – Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

Tour code – M3.

Road to freedom tour + Cradle of Humankind + Gold and Diamond tour – 4 night 5 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 5.

Includes:

4-night Johannesburg – Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

2.5 days Johannesburg/Soweto/Pretoria road to freedom tour.

The story of the struggle against apartheid and the life of Nelson Mandela.

1-day tour – Cradle of Humankind – including Sterkfontein Cave and Maropeng.

1.5 days gold and diamond mining tour.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – MCD4.

Also, a 5-night 6 full days option on this.

Freedom tour becomes 2.5 days and includes the Mahatma Gandhi tour.

1 extra night – Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

Tour code – MCD5.

Battlefield tour – 2 night 3 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 3.

Includes:

2-nights KZN Battlefield route – dinner bed and breakfast.

Battlefield route covering significant Anglo/Boer Anglo/Zulu battlefield sites/related sites.

Tour code – B2.

Battlefield tour – 3 night 4 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 4.

Includes:

3-nights KZN Battlefield route – dinner bed and breakfast.

Battlefield route covering significant Anglo/Boer Anglo/Zulu battlefield sites/related sites.

Tour code – B3.

Battlefield tour – 4 night 5 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 4.

Includes:

3-nights KZN Battlefield route – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-night Johannesburg – Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

Johannesburg/Pretoria tour focusing on the Boer war – its causes, events and consequences.

Battlefield route covering significant Anglo/Boer Anglo/Zulu battlefield sites/related sites.

Tour code – BJ4.

Gold and Diamond tours – 1 night 2 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 2.

Includes:

1-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-day Johannesburg gold Historical tour.

1-day Cullinan diamond mine surface motorised tour.

Including a Cullinan village tour or mini Pretoria tour.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – GDS1.

Mining including underground tours – 1 night 2 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 2.

Includes:

1-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-day Johannesburg gold Historical tour.

1-day Cullinan diamond mine underground tour – with the working shift.

Including a mini Cullinan village tour and mine surface tour.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – GDU1.

Gold and Diamond tours – 2 night 3 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 3.

Includes:

2-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

2-day Johannesburg gold historical tour including going down Crown mines shaft 14.

1-day Cullinan diamond mine underground tour – with the working shift.

Including a mini Cullinan village tour and mine surface tour.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – GDU2.

Cultural/Historical tours – 1 night 2 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 2.

Includes:

1-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-day Johannesburg/Soweto Cultural/Historical tour.

1-day Pretoria Cultural/Historical tour.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – CH1

Cultural/Historical tours – 2 night 3 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 3.

Includes:

2-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-day Johannesburg/Soweto Cultural/Historical tour.

1-day Pretoria Cultural/Historical tour.

1-day tour – Cradle of Humankind + Lesedi Cultural village.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – CHCL2.

Private Safari Pilanesberg + Cultural/historical tours – 3 night 4 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 4.

Includes:

1-night Bakubung Bush Lodge – dinner bed and breakfast.

1 sunset safari drive.

Safari using balance of all time available within the days and times as indicated (see note 11 below).

2-night Ekala Guest House – dinner bed and breakfast.

1-day Johannesburg/Soweto Cultural/Historical tour.

1-day Pretoria Cultural/Historical tour.

All tour entrances are included.

Tour code – PCH3.

Kruger Buffalo

Important notes on the South Africa safari tour packages:

  1. In enquiring on any of the following tour and safari packages – please supply safari/tour code with your tour/safari dates.
  2. Collection and drop off as required is included – thus need these to be able to advise and detail the quote as accurately as possible. Hotel name or flight number.
  3. Please also advise on any safari/tour restructuring requirements or additions.
  4. Special dietary requirements. We may be able to accommodate any type of dietary requirements, please supply these to advise/quote correctly. If not supplied, we quote as no special dietary requirements.
  5. Times we have given are the earliest and latest standard times – however we adjust as required or as needed for your flights. The more time located to the safari and tour the more time you actually get on safari and tour.
  6. Where meals are not included – is simply the best practical option to allow you to choose on the day. A snack or large meal as you may be requiring at that time. You thus pay for what is suitable at that time. Easy and best for you.
  7. Transfers required for the tour/safari as detailed are included as part of the fully guided experience. Thus, includes the service of a professional guide from collection to drop off.
  8. Not all of our extensive list of tours are included in the packages below. Only covering the most popular options. Thus, if you have specific requirements/interests/items to be included, please supply details and we will structure a package to include these as may be possible.
  9. All packages can be structured to have the night before or after at Ekala Guest house if your timing or flights require this.
  10. Minimum group size: Solo certainly and for an intimate private tour, ideally is 3. You get the most out of the private package. This can certainly be increased to a maximum of 9.
  11. Use of available time. Ekala applies all available time in the days allocated to the safari. Not only limited to a short drive or two. We use the time as suitable to our private group – maximum time on safari or a balance of safari time and relaxing time in South Africa’s bush as suitable to you.
  12. Kruger safaris – Ekala only recommends and uses the main Kruger National Park – moving from the accommodation point where we spent the night to one of the other points for the night. This way a large part of the Kruger and its diversity is covered. Far better than being based at one point, covering same part of the Kruger and its diversity daily.
  13. Panorama route: covering as many of the points as possible in the time available. Generally, we cover all important points and some of the others. However, does depend on the time you wish to spend at the sites. Also including the old mining town of Pilgrims rest where possible.
  14. Extend the Panoramic route to 1.5 days or 2 days. If 2 days, then 2 nights are spent in the canyon.
  15. Day tours duration – depart and return Ekala Guest House: Generally, depart Ekala 08:30 returning 17:30. However as private if you require less tour time – easy.
  16. Package prices supplied once customised to your individual requirements or that of your group
Cullinan underground tour group

Game walks:

Possible to add to the Kruger and Pilanesberg safari options – always a great experience. Adults only.

Game walks for children:

If for children or those hesitant of being on foot for 3 hours Can still supply a walk – however then not in the main section of the Pilanesberg. Ekala can arrange in a separate section of the Pilanesberg without the dangers of the big 5. Also, a good option for those concerned with being on foot with predators around.

But still with the likes of Zebra, Impala, wildebeest, giraffe, and the smaller creatures. Also excellent for birds.

A bicycle ride:

Is also possible though this same section of the Pilanesberg.

Ekala Eco Tours safari and tour packages are a suggestion based on our experience.

If you wish to take separate elements from each tour and create, you are a unique package we will certainly restructure as may be required and quote accordingly.

Most tour options as part of a Pilanesberg package can also be structured as part of a Kruger package.

Packages to suit all including those who have already – been there and done that – and who are looking for excellent service and something different.

Ekala Guest Farm: Located on southern fringes of Johannesburg.

Meals at Ekala Guest Farm: What better way to meet local South Africans and have dinner with a South African family. Be spoiled with excellent food with warm conversation that will expand and enrich your understanding of South Africa and its culturally diverse people.

Birding: As our safaris are private – you wish to focus more on the bird life – easy. Pilanesberg is most suited to this due to is geological structure, the many dams and bird hides.

Photographic safari:

With our professional guide and as a private safari – best possible combination for a photographic safari.

Ekala’s tours are specifically structured to enable you to gain an understanding of South Africa’s cultural and historical past. This with professional and highly experience and knowledgeable guides.

Kruger is a malaria area where Pilanesberg is Malaria free.

Kruger conservation fees are included in our prices.

All tour entrance fees are included.

Curio shopping: In all tour/safari options different curio options available. We allocate time for this or not – as required.

Ekala tour and safari vehicles are – no smoking.

Ekala Guest House is a no smoking guest house.

Prices quoted as money Ekala would receive. Thus, if to paid by credit card an extra will apply. Same a bank charges – we only credit to you booking the actual amount that reflects in our account.

Booking confirmation only once deposit received by Ekala. Subject to availability at that time.

Package prices

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

Thus Ekala structure our tours/safari’s 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.

Contact Ekala Tours

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Best ability to contact Ekala on any of our packages:
info@ekalatours.com

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.

Ekala family & tour/safari guides

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

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

Highly Experienced Guides

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

Additionally sharing our love and knowledge of South Africa’s nature, wildlife and national game parks.

Ensuring as a result, you leave full of the best memories.

Private safari tours

Thus 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.

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

Thus the best South African Experience

All our packages must start or end in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

For multi-day safari tour package – Ekala Guest House

Johannesburg accommodation

Planning stage of South Africa safari/tour/trip

So if you are in the planning stage of a South Africa 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.

Solo South Africa safari and travel:

South African safari and eco tour holiday then catering for the single / solo traveller.

Indeed, for all diverse interests and ages.

Then accompanied by Ekala’s professional guides.

As a solo traveller the private tour is accordingly customised to your needs.

Hence providing quality time on your interests and requirements.

While striving to make long lasting memories for you.

Accordingly best way to experience South Africa is with Ekala’s passion for South Africa.

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

 Responsible and ethical South Africa tourism/consumerism.

Our safaris, nature and wildlife tours 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”​

Ekala's wildlife safari and tours can then be adapted to the client’s individual needs.

Accordingly we accommodate specific and personal requirements.

Tailor-Made private safari, tours and battlefield tour experiences – while structured around your requirements and timing.

British and Irish Lions vs South Africa Springboks

South Africa tour and safari packages during Lions tour dates