Tshipise

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Tshipise
Tshipise is located in Limpopo
Tshipise
Tshipise
Tshipise is located in South Africa
Tshipise
Tshipise
Coordinates: 22°32′02″S 30°40′12″E / 22.534°S 30.670°E / -22.534; 30.670Coordinates: 22°32′02″S 30°40′12″E / 22.534°S 30.670°E / -22.534; 30.670
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictVhembe
MunicipalityMutale
Established1936
Area
 • Total1.50 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,052
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.8%
 • Indian/Asian0.6%
 • Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Venda94.8%
 • English1.0%
 • Other4.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0901
PO box
0901
Area code015

Tshipise is a town in Vhembe District Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Holiday resort 39 km south-east of Musina and 86 km north-east of Louis Trichardt. It was developed from 1936. Formerly spelt Chipise, the name is said to be derived from chia fisu, ‘burn’, ‘be hot’, referring to the mineral springs at 65°C.[2]

Tshipise is best known for the resort, Tshipise a Forever Resort, that provides refuge for the Swaeltjies (Swallows), The nickname given to old people travelling north to Tshipise a Forever Resort for the winter months. The Swaeltjies stay at the resorts Caravan Park mostly from April to August as the winter temperatures at Tshipise is around 24°C during the day, making it a perfect winter vacation destination.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Tshipise". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, R.E. (1987). "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names". Human Science Research Council. p. 438. Retrieved 4 December 2013.