Safari - South Africa

Pilanesberg-Game Park

South Africa Private Safari

South Africa is a country known for its natural beauty, diversity, cultures, and then complexity of heritage. We indeed allow you to depart South Africa with an extensive understanding of our history, culture, wildlife and having experience the natural beauty and wildlife diversity of South Africa.

Ekala’s South Africa safaris are private only – your group only – even if solo – thus safari as per your personal requirements and time available.


Male Brown Lion

The safari-goer is on safari to experience wildlife in its natural environment.

On Ekala’s private safari this is indeed the focus.

Zebra in Pilanesberg National park

South African Private Safari

Pilanesberg Rhino
Ekala’s South Africa safaris are private only – your group only – indeed even if you are traveling solo – as per your personal requirements and structured around your time available.

South Africa is a country known for its natural beauty and diversity of our national parks.

We cater to the international and corporate tourists –  additionally the solo traveler – being committed to delivering high quality personalised service.

Let Ekala Eco Tours provide the gateway to your discovery of South Africa and its nature and wildlife diversity.

Come with Ekala and experience the natural splendour of South Africa, its breathtaking beauty and unforgettable hospitality of the Ekala team – 5th generation South African.

Ekala is based in Johannesburg. Thus our safaris start or end in Johannesburg.

Private safari packages available – Pilanesberg day tours from Johannesburg or indeed best – 2 to 5 day day Kruger and Pilanesberg safari.

Wildlife photography enthusiasts then wish to spend more time at a sighting to get the perfect pictures. Accordingly as our safaris are private, you can take all the time needed to get that photo.

Ekala will position the vehicle in good proximity to the wildlife but acknowledging the animal’s personal space and indeed conservation issues. It may mean the guide becomes unsighted, but the focus is on the client getting the best photos. This would not apply with the big 5 as the guide would always need to be sighted.

Ekala Eco Tours offer a broad spectrum of options and can deliver according to personal and individual needs. A Safari designed to offer choice and flexibility to accordingly suit your personal preferences and available time.

To be able to structure around your requirements and time available – we need to be supplied with clear timing and collection and drop off details – flights or hotel name.

Once Ekala have these it will thus be possible to quote/advise and structure a private safari around your requirements/timing.

For full safari packages – indeed best for Ekala to have arrival and departure flights – or proposed details – we then create a fully guided private package from arrival to departure.

All the ingredients for an amazing and informative Wildlife Safari.

We are committed to deliver personalised service and a quality safari, ensuring Ekala’s guests leave with only the best of memories.

Ekala has developed an excellent reputation in looking after first time and solo visitors.

If you have never traveled to South Africa before, or a solo traveler, we can look after you from arrival to departure.

Eco Tours

Ekala Eco Tours conducts tours to destinations where the flora, fauna and cultural and historical heritage are the primary attractions.

Ekala believes that the benefits of Eco driven tours are extensive and that such a safari will attract guests who have a common interest in nature, wildlife and culture.

South African National Parks – Private Safari

Pilanesberg National Park

Unique ecosystem supporting a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Pilanesberg is consequently one of the best safari destinations in South Africa with over 200 kilometers (124 miles) of good-quality roads and with over 7,000 animal’s.

Indeed the highest density of wildlife in South Africa.

Fourth largest park in Southern Africa. Geologically intriguing and is further, malaria free.

Ekala’s safaris are private only – private your group only.

A one to five night safari – structured to get the most of your time – not only structured around short mixed group drives.

Kruger Park National Park

An Ekala Kruger National Park safari is within the actual Kruger – private only. This structured to cover vast areas of the Kruger National Park – thus moving daily from one part of the Kruger to another.

This way a large part of the Kruger is covered, and a level of biodiversity that would consequently not be encountered being based in only one part of the Kruger or in any of the private game parks.

Ekala is not limited in movement within the Kruger as most other operators that are based at one point with repetitive game drives daily.

Ekala’s ability to move across the Kruger covering large areas of the national park and its diversity indeed avoids such repetitive game drives.

We are additionally based within the Kruger National Park for the full duration of the safari. Not traveling in and out of the Kruger as a day visitor – thus ruining the experience of being on safari.

Ekala thus supplying a very different and a far superior safari.

An Ekala’s safari is private only. Your available time structured to get the most of the time within the Kruger park – this private only – your group only – even if you are traveling solo – not only structured around short mixed group drives.

Kruger then best minimum of 3 nights – although can be done in 2 nights.

Panorama Route – Kruger National Park

Follows the world renowned Mpumalanga Panorama route and includes breathtaking views with stops at Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pilgrims rest, God’s Window and the world’s third largest canyon – Blyde River Canyon.

Ekala highly recommends to spend the first or last night of a Kruger National Park package actually within the canyon. This gives a full day to cover (Panorama route) what is one of the most scenic parts on South Africa.

A walking safari certainly one of the best options to add to any safari and is available in the Pilansberg and Kruger National Parks.

An early morning walk with a highly experienced walking safari guide.

As is not suitable to all – Ekala will structure to include a walking safari as may be required/suitable.

Horseback and quad safaris can be arranged.

Just not suitable for the majority of tourists.

Kruger National Game Park

Solo South Africa travel:

South African 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.

South African safari in our national parks:

Guests are enthralled by Ekala’s passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm to explore the beauty and wildlife of our National reserves/parks.

Best ability to contact Ekala:

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.

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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.

Private – professional – safari.

Commercial game parks – Captive wildlife industry

Most tourists who visit a captive wildlife facility, are unaware of the negative impact of these Commercially run “parks”

Due to conservation issues that Ekala Eco Tours finds unacceptable – we do not support these types of commercially structured “Game Parks”.


Private, professional and reliable tailor made safari

For multi-day tour package – Ekala Guest House

Johannesburg accommodation

Appreciation of South Africa’s wildlife diversity.

 Responsible and ethical South Africa tourism/consumerism.

Private safari – National Park – Kruger/Pilanesberg. Leave an increased knowledge of our unique environment, wildlife/history/culture. We provide an informative and professional service. Truly once in a lifetime wildlife encounter in South Africa


Enjoying and respecting South Africa’s national assets – nature, wildlife diversity, environment and the people.

A private safari to remember for the right reason.

Then a South African experience to remember for the right reason.

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Ekala’s private safari can then be adapted to the client’s individual needs.

Accordingly we accommodate specific and personal requirements.

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Superior photographic opportunities paired additionally with highly experienced professional guides.

Thus providing a unique South African safari experience.

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South African tailor made eco-tourism and safari experiences that cater for solo travellers, couples, families and group tours.

Ekala Family & Guides

Ekala family & guides

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of South Africa’s natural diversity and wildlife.

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

Highly Experienced Guides

Accordingly with our vast experience and expertise, we will bring the safari to life.

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

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


Thus Ekala will endeavour 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 safaris.

As highly experience and professional guides.

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

Thus the best South African Experience


Ekala’s safari vehicles

Vehicles provide advantageous views of scenery and additionally are all air-conditioned.

Private ‘small group’ safaris are enjoyed in all-weather 4×4 vehicles.

Furthermore our vehicles provide a more intimate and exclusive experience.

Ekala’s vehicles are thus easily manoeuvred for outstanding photography opportunities.

Moreover individual interests can be met within small private tour groups.

Accordingly our vehicles are comfortable, practical, and suitable for South Africa’s national parks and the variation in weather and seasons.

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An Ekala safari is non-invasive with no wildlife interactions

Focusing on South Africa national parks – naturally wild.

As Kruger and Pilanesberg National Game Parks

We do not support private – commercially based “parks”

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