All Venda in stamps

The Republic of Venda was created by the South African government as an independent homeland for the Venda people. It existed from 1979 to 1995.

When South Africa moved to a democratic form of government, Venda was incorporated into the new South Africa and ceased to exist as a separate entity.
Venda stamps, which were issued regularly over the 15 years of the republic's existence, are increasingly hard to obtain. They are well designed, valuable in themselves, and are also prized as collectors' items. An additional benefit is that detailed information on the subjects that are pictured in the stamps are provided in fact sheets that accompany the original first-day covers.
A few of the many stamps that were issued are available for purchase here. A mint unused stamp set or individual set as well as information on the item featured on the stamp will be included with your stamp order.

We are regularly adding more stamps—so keep checking.

Cheetah - Venda 40 cent stamp set

Nngwe Cheetah

The cheetah is well known to be the world's fastest land mammal. Its long, powerful legs, lithe body, deep chest, long tail and small head are adapted for speed. It can achieve average sprint speeds of up to 75 km per hour over distances of between 100 and 150 metres. During short spurts it is said to be capable of about 100 km per hour. It lacks stamina, however, and if the prey is not overaken withiin a short distance, it will abandon the chase. Its buff coat is entirely covered with black spots scattered singly and not grouped in the rosette form of the leopard. A charcteristic black "tear-stripe" runs from the eye to the corner of the mouth. Cheetahs are usually found singly or in small family groups in savanna or open bush. A litter normally consists of two to three cubs.