Sibasa

Situated 72km north of Louis Trichardt, on the main road from Louis Trichardt to Punda Milia. Altitude 740m, Rainfall 1900mm: The village is named after a Venda chief, Tshivhase (Sibasa is a corrupted form). The burial ground of the Venda royal family is near by. In 1872 Carl Beuster of the Berlin Mission established a station here.

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