Lake Chrissie

Lake Chrissie (Afrikaans: Chrissiesmeer) is a lake in Msukaligwa Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is a shallow and large lake, with a maximum depth of about 6 m, 9 km long, 3 km wide. The lake is named after Christiana Pretorius, daughter of Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, first president of the boer Transvaal Republic.[1] The lake is also informally known as "Matotoland" (meaning "land of frogs") and its swazi name is "Kachibibi" (meaning "big lake").

A famous battle of the Second Boer War was fought by Lake Chrissie on 6 February 1901.

See also


  1. Chrissiesmeer


Coordinates: 26°20′S 30°13′E / 26.333°S 30.217°E / -26.333; 30.217

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