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.

Martial Eagle - special 50 cent Venda stamp

Martial Eagle - a vulnerable bird

The martial eagle is the most powerful avian predator on the African savannah, a regal bird that feeds mainly on large birds, small to medium-sized mammals and monitor lizards. It hunts either from a prominent perch or while soaring on its broad, black wings swooping down to seize prey in its poweful talons. Each pair constructs a huge stick nest within the exclusive 100 sq km territory that it occupies. The eagle's egg is laid in mid-winter on a bed of green leaves. The grey and white juvenile only attains independence just before the onset of the next breeding season and then ranges widely for the next seven years until it reaches maturity. The species suffers heavy persecution.