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.

Lion - 18 cent Venda stamp set

Ndau lion

The lion is the largest of the African carnivores. It differs from all other cats in that the male posssses a heavy mane, which protects the head and neck from the sharp claws of rivals during combat. Lions are found in prides, ranging from a family of six to a pride of twenty or more. Adults are tawny in colour, but all cubs have dark spots. They inhabit savannah or open bush and are predominantly nocturnal, but are frequently seen moving or hunting during the day. They feed mostly on hoofed animals, catching mainly wildebeest, zebra, impala, buffalo, and giraffe. Two to five cubs are born after a gestation period of 25 weeks. A lion has a life expecancy of about 20 years.