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 from eye to...
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 dorsolateral stripes...
A large, streamlined snake with a narrow, coffin-shaped head and smooth scales. The back is uniform gunmetal to olive-brown, but never really black...
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-green, bright...
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. Large, old...
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 uniform dark...
Considerable variation exists throughout the range of the Nile Crocodile. Generally, it is a large crocodilian, averaging 5 m in length but reportedly...
Egyptian Cobras may be a uniform light brown, black, or a light yellowish brown colour. The Egyptian Cobra is found throughout North Africa and south of...
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 white, and the...
Leopard Tortoise [Stigmochelys pardalis] still classified by some as [Geochelone pardalis]. They may exceed 700 mm in length and 40 kg in weight....
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), sometimes...
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. Adults are brown...
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 head is...
Puff Adder [Bitis arietans]. The Puff Adder is an aggressive snake and is known to attack with little warning. Puff Adder venom is cytotoxic. It has one of the fastest strikes out of all snakes...
Five-Lined Mabuya, Rainbow Skink or Rainbow – Mabuya [Trachylepis quinquetaeniata]. The Five-lined Mabuya is a large, beautifully coloured skink with a...
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 head is...
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-grey, light...
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 lizard, with a...
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-centered, with...
Southern Tree Agama
Southern Tree Agama, Black-necked Agama or Blue-throated Agama [Acanthocercus atricollis]. A very large agama with a broad head. Breeding males have...
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 shell of...
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 to olive...
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 light brown to...
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 greyish-brown...
Striped Skink, African Striped Skink [Trachylepsis striata]. This medium-sized skink has a window in each of the lower eyelids. The ear openings are...
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 the base of...
Variable Skink (Mabuya varia) - A medium-sized skink with a rounded snout and a window in each lower lid. Colouration is variable; the back may be...
Southern Vine Snake, Twig Snake, Bird Snake [Thelotornis capensis capensis]. This extremely thin snake has a lance-shaped head and large eyes with keyhole-shaped pupils...
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, and often with...
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-like nostrils...
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