Acornhoek shown within Mpumalanga

Coordinates: 24°35′35″S 31°05′49″E / 24.593°S 31.097°E / -24.593; 31.097Coordinates: 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
  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%
PO box 1360
Area code 013

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

Village some 29 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 acornlike fruits of the marula tree.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Acornhoek". Census 2011.
  2. Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 51. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
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