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.

Lappet-faced Vulture - 30 cent Venda stamp set

Lappet-faced vulture

The lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus) is now rare in Venda. It is a rather solitary bird that soars on its broad wings from early in the day. It is often the first to find carrion, which it easily rends with its massive beak. Its great size and dominance also enables it to obtain food at carcasses in competition with other vultures. Individuals range over hundreds of kilometres in search of food, a hbait which exposes them to accidental poisoning over awide area. They breed in winter on a lare stick nest on top of athorn tree and lay only one egg. It takes about six months toraise their check to fledging.