Mahamba, Swaziland

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Mahamba is a town in the Shiselweni district of southern Swaziland.

It has a border crossing point towards Piet Retief in South Africa.[1] It is on the MR9 road.

An early Wesleyan mission station was established here in 1844.[2] Robert Grendon moved here, probably before 1906, and his religious heterodoxy may have fuelled local religious strife.[3]

There was a skirmish here in 1846 between Ohrigstad Boers and Swazi forces under Mswati.[4]

Coordinates: 27°06′S 31°05′E / 27.100°S 31.083°E / -27.100; 31.083


  1. ^ "EEASA 2008 Conference, Swaziland - General Information". Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  2. ^ Fahlbusch, Erwin (2008). The encyclopedia of Christianity. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. p. 241. ISBN 9780802824172. 
  3. ^ Limb, Peter (2010). Grappling with the Beast: Indigenous Southern African Responses to Colonialism, 1840-1930. p. 306. ISBN 9789004178779. 
  4. ^ Bonner, Philip (2002). Kings, Commoners and Concessionaires: The Evolution and Dissolution of the Nineteenth-Century Swazi State. Cambridge University Press. p. 56. ISBN 9780521523004.