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.

Zebra - 30 cent Venda stamp set

Mbidi Burchell's Zebra

Zebra are the only striped members of the horse family. Burchell's zebra are white with distinct black stripes all over and occasionally light brown or greyish "shadow" stripes on the white at the hindquarters. There is considerable variation in the width of the stripes and no two animals are identical. Zebra are grazers that prefer long stemmed grass and are often found with other species, especailly the wildebeest, which prefers shorter grass. They usually occur in family parties and, being regular drinkers, are seldom  found at any great distance from water. Only one foal is dropped after a gestatoin period of 11 to 12 months. The mother-foal bond is very close, specially during the first three or four days.