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Acornhoek

Acornhoek
Acornhoek is located in Mpumalanga
Acornhoek
Acornhoek
 Acornhoek shown within Mpumalanga
Acornhoek is located in South Africa
Acornhoek
Acornhoek
Acornhoek (South Africa)
Acornhoek is located in Africa
Acornhoek
Acornhoek
Acornhoek (Africa)
Coordinates: 24°35′35″S 31°05′49″E / 24.593°S 31.097°E / -24.593; 31.097
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Bushbuckridge
Area[1]
 • Total 38.89 km2 (15.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 33,529
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.7%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tsonga 73.8%
 • Northern Sotho 16.9%
 • Sotho 6.1%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box 1360
Area code 013

Acornhoek is a township in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

The township is located 38 km km south-east of Hoedspruit and 165 km north-west of Komatipoort. The name is variously explained as being an adaptation of Eekhoornhoek ('squirrel corner'); derived from the German surname Eichhorn, and named after the acorn-like fruits of the marula tree.

The main languages spoken are Xitsonga and Sepulana. The Vatsonga occupy the Eastern side of the township and Mapulana people are settled on western side of the township. There two main commercial areas: Acornhoek CBD and Acornhoek Plaza. Here residents are able to access Banks, grocery shops, clothing shops, take-away franchises, etc. The township has 1 public hospital (Tintswalo Hospital) , a Police Station, Enhlazeni FET college, a local municipality office, and a small traffic police department. Public Transport is by mini-bus taxis, bus, train. The nearest airport is Eastgate Airport which is 25 km away. There is access to airport transfers and tours from the Eastgate airport Accommodation can be found in B&B, Lodges, Guest Houses, and nearby private game reserves. Accommodation in the township can be found in Hoyo-Hoyo lodge, Secret Hill, Timbavati lodge to name a few. For tourist attraction one can access the Kruger National Park through the Orpen gate entrance that is 39 km away or Manyeleti Game Reserve which is 49 km away or Blyde Canyon which is 50km away.

Water supplied by Rand water

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References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Acornhoek". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 51. Retrieved 28 August 2013.