Lowveld Bus Service was founded in October 1983 by Louis Rossel and Garnet van der Walt. The dormant company name The company Diens was bought by Thaba Nchu Transport as well as 20 permits to operate a passenger service in the Ellisras area.
The first buses were bought from SA Transport in Kimberly and brought to Ellisras. A very small depot was established on a plot on the outskirts of town which consisted of two rondawels and no proper workshop. In 1989 a better equipped depot was built in Onverwacht,
Ellisras to accommodate the growth and to sustain a reliable and safe service. In 1990 Lowveld Bus service was awarded a contract by the then Iscor mine to convey passengers to the Grootegeluk Coal Mine and back.
The demand for transport also grew over the years as the town started expanding. In 1998 the Department of Roads and Transport put out a kilometre based tender for transport in the area and it was awarded to the company.
In 2001 one of the owners Garnet Van der Walt was bought out and a new company Buthotis Trading (Pty)Ltd t/a Lowveld Bus Service.
Lowveld Bus Fleet & Service Line
Lowveld Bus Service Have a wide range of fleet, Starting with a Minibus to Mainline buses, Below are the types of Buses they have:
17 Seater Mercedes Benz Sprinters
21 Seater Mercedes Benz Sprinters
25 Seater Mercedes Benz Vincino
35 Seater Mercedes Benz Atego
40 Seater Volvo Luxury Bus
65 Seater Mercedes Benz Marcopolo
– Mercedes Benz Predators,
– Man Lion Explorer,
104 Seater Mercedes Benz Train Busses
114 Seater MAN Train Busses
Lowveld Bus Service provide a comprehensive passenger transport service covering all areas of passenger transport. Services include :
Ad hoc contract services
Lowveld Bus Service Routes
They cover the whole Lephalale area including the rural areas surrounding Lephalale (Seleka, Melkbosch, Abbotspoort, Shongoane and Marapong).
They also have a daily service to Pretoria and back. They do contracted services to The Grootegeluk Mine, Matimba Power Station and the new Medupi Power Station.
Their private hire services cover the whole of South Africa and some areas in Botswana.
Lowveld Bus Offices & Contacts For Enquiry
100 Ngoako Ramathlodi Weg
P.O. Box 413
Tel: +27 14 763 2280/1
Fax: +27 14 763 6936
Email: [email protected]