Definition of sandveld in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsandfɛlt/


[mass noun] South African
Land characterized by dry, sandy soil.
Example sentences
  • Burning enables growing of crops in three difficult environments: acid soils, strongly leached soils of the rainforest zone and highly weathered plateau sandveld soils of the savannas.
  • It is a place of great contrasts from the arid salt pans, sandveld and scrub of the Kalahari desert to the huge water wilderness of the Okovango Delta.
  • As Wilson remarks, ‘re-establishment of woodland on properly de-stumped sandveld was notoriously bad.’


Afrikaans, from Dutch zand 'sand' + veld 'terrain'.

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