West of the Mogol River in the distinctive bushveld landscape of the foothill of the Waterberg Range lies the tranquil town of Lephalale. Laid out on the farm Waterkloof in 1960, the town is well-known for its coal mining industry and for Matimba, the largest dry-cooled power station.
The mild winter months, with moderate summer evenings, make this popular venue for camping and stargazing. Spectacular sunsets, soothing nocturnal sounds, birdsongs and abundant game amidst the natural beauty of the Bushveld eill ensure a pleasant visit.
Lephalale (Ellisras) Activities:
Game & Bird Viewing
Plenty of wildlife at game farms as well as at the D'Nyla Nature Reserve.
Many is the area offering wonderful views and a close contact with nature.
Hunting courses held at the Game Hunters Safari.
Iscor Grootgeluk Open Cast Coal Mine
The largest mine of its kind in South Africa, providing Iscor with high grade metallurgical coal for iron and steel production.
San Rock Artwork
Several caves in the district boast fascinating examples.
Lephalale (Ellisras) Map: