Steynsdorp shown within Mpumalanga

Coordinates: 26°07′59″S 30°58′59″E / 26.133°S 30.983°E / -26.133; 30.983Coordinates: 26°07′59″S 30°58′59″E / 26.133°S 30.983°E / -26.133; 30.983
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Municipality Albert Luthuli
  Total 1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
  Total 585
  Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)[1]
  Black African 100.0%
First languages (2001)[1]
  Swazi 91.8%
  Zulu 8.2%

Steynsdorp is a settlement in Gert Sibande District Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

It was founded in 1885 and became the centre of the New Paarl gold-field but was abandoned when the Witwatersrand gold-fields were discovered. At first called Painter's Camp, it was named Steynsburg in 1886, after Commandant J P Steyn of Lydenburg. The name was then altered to Steynsdorp to avoid confusion with Steynsburg in the Cape.[2]


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