- Also with initial capital, and (formerly) high veldt.
- Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Partial translation of Afrikaans hoëveld, from South African Dutch hoogeveld, hoogeveldt, see Hooge Veld.
- The highveld is one of the major physiographic regions of southern Africa. The South African highveld extends over the Gauteng Province, and includes parts of the Eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga), the northern Orange Free State (now Free State), the Northern Cape, and parts of the North-West Province; the boundaries of the region, based on vegetation, altitude, and prominent physical features, are not clearly defined.
- Hence highvelder noun, an inhabitant of the highveld.1977 A. Cruickshank in The 1820 Vol.50 No.12, 19Wine festivals and wine auctions are becoming frequent events...The lucky people in the Cape are able to enjoy these occasions far more often than the Highvelders.1988 Lampert & Fourie in You 21 Jan. 102Freeloading Highvelders are bankrupting their coastal cousins...The holidays are over and happy Highvelders are bursting with seaside-induced health and vitality. Meanwhile the relatives with whom they stayed are talking to the bank about a personal loan.1990 H.P. Toffoli in Style Nov. 56Nine out of ten highvelders believe that Durban is a shoppers’ absolute desert, darling.