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.

Thick-tailed Bushbaby - R1.05 Venda stamp set

Thick-tailed Bushbaby

The thick-tailed bushbaby is much larger than the lesser bushbaby. Its woolly coat is uniformly grey to grey-brown and it has large round eyes, thin mobile ears and a long furry tail. It is an excellent leaper — the feet are well adapted for grasping branches and the tail is used as a balancing organ. Bushbabies are nocturnal — their large eyes give them excellent night vision. Their diet includes berries, fruit and small vertebrates — such as birds and reptiles — and in less tropical areas also the gum and sap of trees. They are vocal animals and some of their loud screams resemble those of a baby in distress.