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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

Problem Snake Removals

Herewith a list of persons who can be called on to remove problem snakes. Please note that there may be a charge for such a removal – check with the person concerned when calling. Please note that Johan Marais does not take any responsibility for the services provided by 3rd parties. This list will be updated on a regular basis - come back for most recent additions!

  • Contact List for Snake Removals in Southern Africa, rest of Africa and rest of the world (01 November 2017)
  • To add your name, contact details and copy of your catch and release permit.


List of Hospitals in Africa including addresses and phone numbers




The Herpetological Association of Africa
Founded 1965, the HAA is dedicated to the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians, particularly those of Africa. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the herpetofauna of the world. Members receive African Journal of Herpetology (which publishes technical articles, short communications, commentaries, book reviews and meeting reports) and the newsletter African Herp News (which includes announcements, life history notes, geographical distribution, husbandry hints, etc). Website

SARCA Virtual Museum:
This website is intended for anyone interested in reptiles and amphibians. Citizen scientists are invited to submit reptile photographs with localities for identification and mapping on the Virtual Museum. Website

Transvaal Herpetological Association: 
The Transvaal Herpetological Association was founded in 1980. It is currently 111 members strong.
The aims and objectives of the THA are among others to help reptiles, amphibians and nature in general, to collate and publish any information or contribution to or interest to members and/or of interest to the public at large. To assist members in the exchange of specimens and breeding stock. To support field and captivity studies. To raise funds in such a manner as the THA shall think fit for the purpose of furthering all or any of the objectives of the association. Most people are just members for the fun and a chance to get to meet other like minded individuals.
The THA is the oldest of all the reptile associations, and the East Rand Herpetological Association was originally part of the THA, but broke away from the THA due to traveling distances. Meetings are held once a month on the last Friday of each month, unless otherwise decided, at the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria starting 7:30 pm for 8:00pm. Visitors are always welcome. Website

West Rand Herpetological Association:
Meetings are held on the first Friday evening of every month at the Heia Safari Lodge, Muldersdrift. The chairperson is Andre Lourens Cell: 072 124 2114 and Email:

East Rand Herpetological Association:
Contact Jens Reissig 0842564534

Port Elizabeth Herpetological Club:
Contact Mark Marshall at 0822619280

Johan Marais:

  • Cell: +27(0)82 494-2039


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