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.

Ground Hornbill - 18 cent Venda stamp set

Ground Hornbill

The ground hornbill (bucorvus leadbeateri) is the largest hornbill in the world. It is largely territorial and lives in groups of up to eight members. Each group defends a territory of about  100 sq km and is dominated by a single breeding pair, while other group members assist in territorial defence and feeding the  young in the nest. They are carnivorous, eating mainly insets, reptiles, snails and toads. They lay two whie egs on a bed of dry leaves oin a tree or rock cavity in summer. Only one check is riased each year. It takes seven years to reach maturity. Hence population growth is very slow.