A street in Hectorspruit

 Hectorspruit shown within Mpumalanga

Coordinates: 25°26′S 31°41′E / 25.433°S 31.683°E / -25.433; 31.683Coordinates: 25°26′S 31°41′E / 25.433°S 31.683°E / -25.433; 31.683
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Nkomazi
  Total 10.26 km2 (3.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 3,096
  Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
  Black African 77.9%
  Coloured 0.8%
  Indian/Asian 0.4%
  White 20.8%
  Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
  Swazi 55.0%
  Afrikaans 18.6%
  Tsonga 17.0%
  English 4.1%
  Other 5.3%
PO box 1330
Area code 013

Hectorspruit (also Emjejane) is a small farming town situated between Kaapmuiden and Komatipoort on a southern tributary of the Crocodile River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The farms in the region produce sugarcane, subtropical fruit and vegetables. The town and stream is named after a dog belonging to S de Kock, chief surveyor of the Pretoria - Delagoa Bay railway line.

Hamlet some 30 km west of Komatipoort and 80 km north-east of Pigg's Peak. Named after a tributary of the Crocodile River, the Hectorspruit, which is said to take its name from a hunting-dog which died there from a tsetse fly bite.[2]


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