African Rock Python
The African Rock Python is Africa's largest snake. There is a large spearhead mark on the crown of the head; dark and light bands radiating ...
Black Lined Plated Lizard
A large, thick-bodied plated lizard with a large, robust head. The back is reddish-brown with well-defined, black-edged, yellow dorsolatera...
A large, streamlined snake with a narrow, coffin-shaped head and smooth scales. The back is uniform gunmetal to olive-brown, but never real...
The Boomslang is a large snake with a distinct head, and very large eyes with round pupils. Colouration is very variable. They may be leaf-g...
Brown House Snake
Brown House Snake [Lamprophis capensis]. A large house snake with an obvious head and small body scales. It is uniform red-brown in colour....
Cape Wolf Snake
The Cape Wolf Snake is a small snake that grows larger in the southern part of its range. It has a flattened head. Colouration is usually un...
Considerable variation exists throughout the range of the Nile Crocodile. Generally, it is a large crocodilian, averaging 5 m in length but ...
Egyptian Cobras may be a uniform light brown, black, or a light yellowish brown colour. The Egyptian Cobra is found throughout North Africa ...
Flap Neck Chameleon
The Flapped-Necked Chameleon is a large chameleon with a continuous crest of small, white, triangular tubercles on the throat and belly...
Giant Plated Lizard
The Giant Plated Lizard is a large lizard with a flattened head and body. In adults, the back is dark brown to black. The throat is dirty wh...
Leopard Tortoise [Stigmochelys pardalis] still classified by some as [Geochelone pardalis]. They may exceed 700 mm in length and 40 kg in we...
Olive Grass Snake
The Olive Grass Snake is a large, robust snake with a non-flattened snout and a long tail. The back is olive-brown (paler towards the tail),...
Ornate Sandveld Lizard
A large sandveld lizard with a blotched pattern in adults. Juveniles are blackish-brown on the back with 3 white longitudinal stripes. Adu...
Pan Hinged Terrapin
Pan Hinged Terrapin [Pelusios subniger]. A small hinged terrapin with a rounded, smooth shell and a small plastral hinge; no axillary. The...
Puff Adder [Bitis arietans]. The Puff Adder is an aggressive snake and is known to attack with little warning. Puff Adder venom is cytotoxic...
Five-Lined Mabuya, Rainbow Skink or Rainbow – Mabuya [Trachylepis quinquetaeniata]. The Five-lined Mabuya is a large, beautifully coloured...
Red Lipped Snake
The Red Lipped Snake is a small snake with a broad, obvious head and a short tail. The scales are in 19 rows at midbody and are dull; the he...
Rhombic Egg Eater
The Rhombic Egg-Eater is a slender, solid snake with a small, rounded head. The tail is short; males have shorter tails. The back is slate-g...
Rough Scaled Plated Lizard
Sudan Plated Lizard, Great Plated Lizard or Rough-scaled Plated Lizard [Gerrhosaurus major]. The Sudan Plated Lizard is a large, stout lizar...
Serrated Hinged Terrapin
The Serrated Hinged Terrapin is the largest hinged terrapin. The carapace and bridge are uniform black in colour. The plastron is yellow-cen...
Southern Tree Agama
Southern Tree Agama, Black-necked Agama or Blue-throated Agama [Acanthocercus atricollis]. A very large agama with a broad head. Breeding m...
Spekes Hinged Tortoise
Speke's Hinge-Back Tortoise [Kinixys spekii]. A medium-sized tortoise with a smooth, depressed carapace with a well developed hinge. The she...
Spotted Bush Snake
Spotted Bush Snake [Philothamnus semivariegatus]. A very slender snake with a flat, distinct head and a long tail. The body is bright green...
Spotted Sandveld Lizard
Spotted Sandveld Lizard [Nucras intertexta]. A large sandveld lizard, usually with a spotted back and an orange-brown tail. The back is lig...
Spotted Thick Toed Gecko
Thick-Toed Gecko or Spotted Gecko [Pachydactylus maculates]. A small, gentle gecko with a fat body and a rounded snout. The back is grey to ...
Striped Skink, African Striped Skink [Trachylepsis striata]. This medium-sized skink has a window in each of the lower eyelids. The ear open...
Sundevalls Writhing Skink
Sundevalls Writhing Skink [Lygosoma sundevalli]. The body of this small burrowing skink is light brown to grey, usually with a dark spot at ...
Variable Skink (Mabuya varia) - A medium-sized skink with a rounded snout and a window in each lower lid. Colouration is variable; the back ...
Southern Vine Snake, Twig Snake, Bird Snake [Thelotornis capensis capensis]. This extremely thin snake has a lance-shaped head and large eye...
Wahlbergs Velvet Gecko
The Wahlbergs Velvet Gecko is a large velvet gecko. The back is light to dark grey-brown, usually with irregular pale and dark crossbars, an...
The White-throated Monitor is a very large, stout lizard with strong, stocky limbs and sharp claws. The head has a bulbous snout, with slit-...
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