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By Johan Marais


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Reptile & Snake Books by Johan Marais and various other authors:

For Sale: Hard Copies of Books by Johan Marais and other authors: See Products Pricelist and Details: Snake Handling Equipment, Books, Posters, Clothing, etc (April 2016)

A. eSnakes. Electronic versions of 'A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa':

  1. Android: Google Play Store
  2. Apple: iTunes
  3. Amazon Kindle Fire Versions: Amazon
  4. Windows Phone: Marketplace
  5. Blackberry: Appworld

B. Mobile App: Snakebite First Aid in Southern Africa. Download link: Or go to:

C. Latest book by Johan Marais: New (fully revised in 2014) "Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa" (English and Afrikaans)

The original book Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa (also available in Afrikaans) was written more than 14 years ago and is now out of date. Johan Marais has done a total re-write of the book including the latest essential First Aid for snakebite victims. The book will be on the shelves from September 2014. To order the book directly from Johan Marais. See: Products and Books pricelist. Please e-mail me if you need more information.

Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa - 2014 Slange en Slangbyt in Suider-Afrika - 2014
Click to see large picture -Snakes and Snakebite Click to see latge version - Slange en Slangbyt


Reptile Atlas: Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Edited by Michael F. Bates, William R. Branch, Aaron M. Bauer, Marius Burger, Johan Marais, Graham J. Alexander & Marienne S. de Villiers. FREE DOWNLOAD. .pdf format. 61 MB

E. Other books available from Johan Marais:

Snakes of Zimbabwe and Botswana

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