Geography, History & Economy
Vhembe District Municipality comprises:
Collins Chabane Local Municipality
Makhado Local Municipality
Musina Local Municipality
Thulamela Local Municipality
MDB code: DC34
Description: The Vhembe District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the northern part of the Limpopo Province. It shares borders with Zimbabwe and Botswana in the north-west and Mozambique in the south-east through the Kruger National Park. The Limpopo River valley forms the border between the district and its international neighbours.
The district includes the Transvaal, and areas that were previously under Venda and Gazankulu Bantustan’s administration. It is comprised of four local municipalities: Musina, Thulamela, Makhado and Collins Chabane. The district municipal offices are located in the town of Thohoyandou.
It covers a geographical area that is predominantly rural. It is a legendary cultural hub, and a catalyst for agricultural and tourism development.
Area: 25 597km²
Cities/Towns: Makhado, Malamulele, Musina, Thohoyandou
Main Economic Sectors: Mining, community services, finance
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Postal Private Bag X5006, Thohoyandou, 0950
Physical Old Parliament, Government Complex, Tusk Venda Street, Thohoyandou
Tel 015 960 2000
Fax 015 962 1017