EllisRas Info

Travel, Accommodation & Business Resources for Visitors

Welcome to the Ellisras Business Website

The aim of this website is to provide a reliable and free platform for visitors and community members to find information about the area, business and trade.

If you are a visitor, you can visit the business directory already populated with more than 200 businesses in the Lephalale/Ellisras area. If you are a business owner, everything on this site is free of charge, add your business logo website address, update your listing, start a free blog to tell visitors what specials and products you have available. If you have any suggestions or things you feel needs to be added to this site please contact us and we will try and assist you where possible.

Below you can find the latest news in South Africa, this is a news feed from different news sources in South Africa. But first a bit of history.

On 6 December 2000 a new Municipal Council came into being, namely the Lephalale Municipality. This new Municipality is the result of an amalgamation of the previous two municipalities, namely Ellisras/Marapong Transitional Local Council and Ellisras/Tswelopele Transitional Local Council.

The Lephalale Municipality is the biggest municipality in the Limpopo Province, previously known as the Northern Province, in terms of geographical size, namely 19 605 square kilometers.

The main town in the municipality is Ellisras(“Lephalale”), situated between 23° and 24° s latitude. Distinctive bushveld landscape stretches from the Limpopo river in the west to the Waterberg in the south east.
Ellisras is positioned west of the Mokolo river, a tributary to the Limpopo river, 900 meters above sea level.

The Ellisras/Lephalale area offers:

  • a gateway to Botswana
  • interlinking tarred roads from all directions
  • a tarred runway/airfield
  • a climate that is conducive to outdoor life
  • a prosperous town that serves as a regional center
  • wonderful tourism, sport and recreation facilities such as game lodges/farms, hotels, numerous guest houses and an excellent 18 hole championship golf course.

Local Business

The general trend of trade in Ellisras as a regional centre, is dynamic and healthy despite difficult economic circumstances. In this respect the Ellisras Chamber of Commerce plays an important role. Trade with our neighboring Botswana is growing steadily.
Imports and exports with regard to the area is limited to:

* cross border trade with Botswana
* international trophy hunting
* export of electricity by Matimba
* export of coking coal by Grootegeluk Mine

Tourism is also a huge source of income for the area.The Ellisras/Lephalale area is big five country!

The Ellisras/Lephalale area is richly blessed with game and hunting farms. Here nature lovers break away from congested cities to enjoy spectacular sunsets, soothing night sounds, incredible birdsong and abundant game amidst the natural beauty of the bushveld.

The area cater for both international trophy hunters as well as local biltong hunters. Excellent fishing opportunities are offered at the Mokolo dam as well as on the unique Fish Eagle Route, while the nearby D’Nyala Nature Reserve is ideal for hiking, picnic as well as bird watching with two excellent bird hides.

The attractive 18 hole championship golf course is a jewel in the bushveld and forms part of the Mogol sport Club which hosts not less than 32 sport subsections as well as conference facilities.

The annual Agricultural and Tourism show is held in May whilst the annual Bushveld Festival is held during the winter holidays (1st week in July)