Noun Veldt Definition and Examples







Open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa. It is conventionally divided by altitude into highveld, middleveld, and lowveld.
  1. 'The farm owner said hailstones the size of hen's eggs battered his valuable grazing veld and totally destroyed his crops.'
  2. 'In the west are well-watered hills, rich in iron ore, from which run several rivers to the dry veld in the middle of the country.'
  3. 'The Garden is a delight of immaculate lawns and shady trees for picnics, combined with open veld with indigenous grasses, shrubs and trees.'
  4. 'The park has three distinct sections of lush green jungle and African-style veldt that look like they came straight out of a National Geographic documentary.'
  5. 'Beyond the shops was bare veld; nowadays this is the rundown residential area of Kliptown.'
  6. 'The persistent dry conditions in the northern provinces and along the south and east coasts led to numerous fires in which thousands of hectares of veld burned.'
  7. 'While you're down south, check out Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, a big piece of veld that has traces of Jo'burg's history of early indigenous peoples, going back 500 years.'
  8. 'His use of vast unframed canvasses to capture the vibrancy of the African veld, is said to be ‘extremely powerful’.'
  9. 'When the house was built the view north was largely of bare veld.'
  10. 'Klipriviersberg, in the south, has 680 hectares of open veld and unspoilt koppies for hiking.'


1. the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa.



Afrikaans, from Dutch, literally ‘field’.

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