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)