Definition of sandveld in English:



mass nounSouth African
  • Land characterized by dry, sandy soil.

    • ‘Livestock should be relocated from the delta to the sandveld, the report recommends.’
    • ‘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’.