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Coordinates: 22°32′02″S30°40′12″E / 22.534°S 30.670°E / -22.534; 30.670 Coordinates: 22°32′02″S30°40′12″E / 22.534°S 30.670°E / -22.534; 30.670
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Vhembe
Municipality Musina
  Total1.50 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
 (2011) [1]
  Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
   Black African 98.8%
   Indian/Asian 0.6%
First languages (2011)
   Venda 94.8%
   English 1.0%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code 015

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 Tshivenḓa “tshisima tsha u fhisa”, ‘hot spring’, 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 pensioned people travelling north to Tshipise a Forever Resort for the winter months. The Swaeltjies stay at the resort's 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.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "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.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)