South Africa safari and tour packages

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Safari – Wildlife – Culture – History

Private South Africa safari tour packages

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

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 your 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 packages suitable for you.

Some general information will be below the package boxes.

All package boxes below click on 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.

One sunset safari drive.

Safari time – 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.

Two sunset safari drives.

Length of Safari – see note 11 below.

Safari code – Safari P2.

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 the en-route options chosen.

Includes:

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

Two sunset safari drives.

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

Safari time available – see note 11 below.

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

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 the en-route options chosen.

Includes:

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

Three sunset safari drives.

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

Safari time available – see note 11 below.

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

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

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 the 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 days and includes part of the Mahatma Gandhi tour.

One 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.

One sunset safari drive.

Safari time available – see note 11 below.

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

Johannesburg/Soweto Cultural/Historical tour – 1-day.

Pretoria Cultural/Historical tour – 1-day

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.

One sunset safari drive.

Length of Safari – 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.

Game drive using the 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 time …. 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 – see note 14 below.

Safari length – see note 12 below.

Safari code – Safari K4.

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.

One sunset safari drive.

Safari time available – 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 significantly related sites – Anglo/Boer Anglo/Zulu battlefield 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.

One sunset safari drive.

Safari length – 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 Anglo/Boer Anglo/Zulu battlefield 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.

Two sunset safari drives.

Safari length – see note 11 below.

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

Johannesburg/Soweto Cultural/Historical – 1-day.

Pretoria Cultural/Historical – 1-day.

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.

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

All entrances are included.

Tour code – M2.

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

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

One extra night – Ekala Guest House – dinner, bed and breakfast.

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 – Cradle of Humankind – including Sterkfontein Cave and Maropeng.

1.5 days gold and diamond mining tour.

All tour entrances are included.

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.

code – MCD5.

 Responsible and ethical South African tourism/consumerism.
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.

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.

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/Zulu – Anglo/Boer battlefield sites/related sites.

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:

One 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 or mini Pretoria tour.

All entrances are included.

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:

One night Ekala Guest House – dinner, bed and breakfast.

1-day Johannesburg gold Historical tour.

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

Including a mini Cullinan village and mine surface tour.

All tour entrances are included.

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  – with the working shift.

Including a mini Cullinan village and mine surface tour.

All tour entrances are included.

code – GDU2.

Cultural/Historical tours – 1 night 2 full days.

Collection 06:00 on day 1.

Drop off 18:30 on day 2.

Includes:

One night Ekala Guest House – dinner, bed and breakfast.

1-day Johannesburg/Soweto Cultural/Historical tour.

1-day Pretoria Cultural/Historical tour.

All entrances are included.

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.

Johannesburg/Soweto Cultural/Historical tour – 1-day.

Pretoria Cultural/Historical tour – 1-day

Cradle of Humankind + Lesedi Cultural village – 1-day

All entrances are included.

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.

One sunset safari drive.

Safari using the balance of all time – 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.

All tour entrances are included.

Code – PCH3.

Buffalo Kruger safari packages
Important notes on South Africa safari tour packages:
  1. In inquiring about any of the following tour and safari packages – please supply a 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. The 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 the safari and tour.
  6. On days when 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 require 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 to a maximum of 9. All private – your group only.
  11. Use of available time. Ekala applies all available time in days allocated to safari. Not only limited to a short drive or two. We use 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 recommends and uses main Kruger National Park – moving from accommodation point where we spent the night to one of the other points for the night. This way a large part of Kruger and its diversity are covered. Far better than being based at one point, covering the same part of 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 others. However, does depend on the time you wish to spend at 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 tour 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 Kruger and Pilanesberg safari options – always a great experience. Adults only.

Game walks for children:

If for children or those hesitant about being on foot for 3 hours, Ekala can still supply a walk – however then not in the main section of Pilanesberg. We can arrange in a separate section of the Pilanesberg without the dangers of the big 5.

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

A bicycle ride:

It is also possible to have a bicycle ride through 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 the southern fringes of Johannesburg.

Meals at Ekala Guest House: What better way to meet local South Africans and have dinner with a South African family. Be spoiled with excellent food with a 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 birdlife – easy. Pilanesberg is most suited for this due to its geological structure and the many dams and bird hides.

Photographic safari:

With our professional guide and as a private safari – the 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 experienced 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 are 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 be paid by credit card, an extra will apply. Same as bank charges – we only credit to your booking the actual amount that reflects in our account.

Booking confirmation only once deposit is 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.

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 quotes based on your specific requirements.

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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.

For multi-day safari tour package – Ekala Guest House

Johannesburg accommodation

Contact details:

Best ability to contact Ekala on any of our packages:
[email protected]

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 specifics on a cell phone.

South Africa’s best experiences:

Accordingly, the 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.

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 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.