Reptile Rescuers List South Africa

Snake Catchers and Snake Bite SOS

Here is a list of the awesome people that could help you when you encounter a snake or (hopefully ever not) a snake bite.  Please save the numbers relevant to your area on your phone so that you have it handy if you ever need it

 

People who can assist with Snakebite Emergencies & Snake/Reptile Removal.

Please contact us for notices of any changes required.  Thank you.

     
SNAKEBITE ASSISTANCE :  
PEOPLE WHO CAN ASSIST VIA TELEPHONE IN CASE OF SNAKEBITE EMERGENCIES:
 
Tygerberg Poison Centre   021 931 6129  
Johan Marais CAPE TOWN 082 494 2039 
Dr Jenna Taylor DURBAN 083 631 4816
Jason Arnold DURBAN 0827456375 
Vaughn Luppnow First Aid & Medical Instructor 083 533 1049
Mike Perry FOURWAYS, MIDRAND 083 448 8854 
Jason Seale GAUTENG 082 781 8498
DR PJC Buys  NAMIBIA +264 81 127 5109
Kobus Seegers POLOKWANE 082 923 0549
Arno Naude PRETORIA 083 739 9303
Heidi Pfeifer PRETORIA 083 374 7087 
Dr Christoff Bell SODWANA 073 174 0199
Thea Litschka-Koen  SWAZILAND +26 87 602 5088    

Snake Catchers GAUTENG
Jason Seale Emergency Snakebite Assistance
Snakebite Assistance
082 781 8498 
Mike Perry

Fourways & Midrand surrounding, 

Snakebite Emergencies, Handling Courses
Snakebite Assistance

083 448 8854 
Arno Naude

Pretoria & surrounds, Snakebite Assistance &

Training medical staff
Snakebite Assistance

083 739 9303
Johan Marais Snake Handling Courses all over South Africa,
Snakebite Assistance
082 494 2039 
Conrad Prinsloo

Benoni and surroundings, Kempton Park East,
Boksburg East, Bapsfontein South, Pomona,
Bredell, Marister, Chrystal Park, Petit,
Putfontein, Springs.  After hours

083 876 7619          
Nico van der Merwe Centurion & Midrand 071 640 5543
Shaun Naude Centurion & Surrounding
After-hours & Weekends ONLY
073 270 8678
Francois Swart Centurion & surrounds, Midrand 082 561 7307
Schalk van Zyl Cullinan, Rayton and Bronkhorstspruit Area 079 385 6655
Gareth Carter Fourways, Sandton, Bryanston, and
Kyalami surroundings
073 313 5886
Prof. Graham Alexander     Herpetologist Wits University, INFORMATION ONLY 083 393 8809
011 717 6438
Rex Green JHB North/Midrand & surroundings 071 602 6464
Juan Wolmarans Kempton Park and East Rand 083 310 4452
Heidi Pfeifer Pretoria & surrounds 083 374 7087 
Bertus Van Jaarsveld Pretoria and surroundings 071 541 8206 
Willie Howell Pretoria East 076 489 3822
Andre Prins

Pretoria, Centurion
Midrand also possible in case of emergencies
Removals

072 562 7758
Des Blignaut Pretoria-East 083 455 3037
Adriaan Steyn Randburg, Muldersdrift, Roodepoort en Krugersdorp 079 103 2236
Robin Polly Randfontein (after 18h00 on weekdays, & weekends) 082 258 8590
Hartbeespoort Snake & Animal Park Removals Pretoria, Hartbeespoort area  012 253 1162 
Victor Gericke Springs, Delmas, Sundra, Ogies 082 414 0411
André Barnard Vaal Triangle
(Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, and surrounding)
083 300 9690
Nick van der Walt Vaal Triangle
(Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, and surroundings)
072 680 1681
Paul Sebastian Rabiega     Vaal Triangle
(Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, and surroundings)
083 492 6315                               

Snake Myths

Snake Catchers LIMPOPO PROVINCE
Kobus Seegers Pietersburg/Polokwane, 
Snake Bite Assist. Removal, Info, ID, Courses
Snakebite Assistance
082 923 0549              
     
Cor Viljoen Bela Bela area 081 438 5040
Chris Steenkamp Hoedspruit surrounding 072 235 0352
Cobus Buitendag Hoedspruit surrounding 079 355 3504
Damien Ellet Hoedspruit surrounding 082 401 8757
Donald Strydom Hoedspruit surrounding 015 795 5203
Riaan Celliers Hoedspruit surrounding 082 061 3673
Marius Koekemoer Lephalale 072 174 6970
Arthur Roden Marble Hall, Groblersdal and surrounding areas 072 534 4941
Carel Coetzer Phalaborwa surrounding 082 445 0792
William Hugo Phalaborwa surrounding 083 336 2233
Stefan Stoltz Pietersburg/Polokwane  084 326 1985
Pieter Swanepoel Potgietersrus surrounding 082 336 6200
Delport Botma- Alma Vaalwater area 082 941 4137
Gary Nicolau Vaalwater/Melkriver. Snake Removal/ID 24 hrs 082 553 6208

 

Snake Catchers MPUMALANGA PROVINCE

Geoff Bowyer Badplaas, Tjakastad, Elukwatini 076 984 2366
Daryll Geddes Burgersfort 083 612 2021
Mark Geddes Burgersfort 083 601 6158
Daniel Louw Hectorspruit/Malelane/Komatipoort 082 574 0186
Neels Bothma Lydenburg surrounding 082 730 3047
Barend Bloem Nelspruit 079 513 0425
Johan Louw Nelspruit 072 299 8455
Chris Hobkirk Nelspruit (recovery and training) 082 372 3350
Amanda Coetzee Nelspruit/White River surrounding 082 442 0463 /
072 584 7124 
Gert Bensch White River 082 922 3578
Johan Volstruis Combrink Witbank / eMalahleni 076 658 0047

 

Snake Catchers NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Bertus Van Jaarsveld Hartbeespoort and surrounding areas 071 541 8206
Chameleon village Reptile park Hartbeespoort and surrounding areas  
Greg or Chantelle
082 469 2979 /
012 253 5119
Martin Van Der Merwe Klerksdorp omgewing 071 896 8879
Ashley Dodkins Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein area 083 983 8573
Albert Kent Rustenburg, Mooinooi, Marikana 083 958 3137
Drikus Boonzaaier Slurry and surrounding areas 0823766882
Thys Walters Slurry and surrounding areas 0832360156
 
Snake Catchers and Snakebite Assistance Contact numbers

 

Snake Catchers FREE STATE

Jean Kruger Bloemfontein & outskirts (Reptile removal & rescue, identification) 0769097199
Carl Jackson Bloemfontein & outskirts
(Snake/Reptile removal & rescue, identification,
educational and training talks) (Official DETEA permit)
0834590086
Johnny/Helena Marais Bloemfontein and surroundings
(Reptile removal & rescue, identification) and
(First aid instructor) (have a permit)
0825943918
Paul Sebastian Rabiega Vaal Triangle (Sasolburg/Vaalpark/Roodia surroundings)
Problem Reptile Removal
(I have an official permit)
0834926315

 

Snake Catchers KWA-ZULU NATAL

Dr. Christoff Bell  Sodwana/surrounding area KZN, 
Snakebite emergencies & snake removal
0731740199
Dr. Jenna Taylor Country Wide, Snakebite Emergencies 0836314816
Jason Arnold Durban and surrounding areas (24h).
Also, assist with emergency snakebite info,
identification, educational, and training talks. 
e-mail: universalreptiles@gmail.com
0827456375 
David Hoehler  Ballito and Salt Rock 0786398356
Crocworld Conservation Centre  Scottburgh, Pennington, Umkomaas, Park Rynie,
Freeland Park (basically Mid South Coast)
0399761103 
Rudi Botha  Ballito and Salt Rock 0729813077 
Neville Wolmarans  Ballito North Coast '0825614969
Martin Rodrigues Can assist with identification, snake removal '0784841859
Simon Keys Durban and surrounding areas 0606336054
Nick Evans Durban and surrounding areas, Westville, Queensburgh '0728095806
Kobus Swart  Durban Bluff up to Hillary. Only non-venomous snakes '0748168725
Warren Venter Durban Bluff, Montclair, Yellowwood Park,
Amanzimtoti, Kingsborough
0731480884
Darren Richter Durban North and Umhlanga (Non-Venomous) 0825281483
Dean Boshoff   Durban South (Bluff and surrounds) 0729585524
Roland Friskin Durban South, Montclair, Woodlands,
Woodhaven, Yellowood Park
0768361366
Byron Zimmerman Greater Durban (Highway) 0828946783
Robert Wedderburn Greater Durban Area 0796258180
Tyrone Ping La Lucia/Umhlanga/Durban North/Glen Hills/ Westville 0844922542
Craig Van Rensburg Lower South Coast KZN (Hibberdene to Port Edward) 0792988911
Shawn Sadler Montclair and surrounds, Queensburgh up to
Pinetown through to Umbilo
0715095359
Wayne Rawlinson Mtunzini, Ging, Amathikhulu, Empangeni 0767324499
Lee Naidoo Phoenix, Verulam, Tongaat, and surrounding

0832345618

John Rees Pietermaritzburg and surrounds, Snake/reptile removals 0718566568
Gerhard Strydom Pietermaritzburg, Hilton, Howick, Crammond, Albert Falls,
Richmond, Baynesfield, Thornville and Natal Midlands. 
(Ashburton, Athlone, Bishopstowe, Bisley, Blackridge,
Boughton, Chase)
Valley, Cleland, Claridge, Eastwood, Glenwood, Imbali,
Lynnfield Park, Lincoln Meade, Montrose, Muswell Hill,
Mountain Rise, Northdale, Oak Park, Peacehaven, Pelham, Scottsville, Wembley
0828507713

 

Snake Catchers NORTHERN CAPE

Grant Smith Springbok and Surrounds 084 328 1001

Snake Catchers EASTERN CAPE

Brendon Dredge Grahamstown & surrounding 072 304 0083
Jo Balmer Grahamstown and Surrounds 082 887 0241
Luke Kemp Grahamstown and Surrounds 072 105 0156
Garth Watson Jeffrey's Bay & Surrounding (Kouga), 
(Snake/Reptile removal & rescue,
identification, educational talks)
081 399 9257
Fanie Fouche Port Alfred 082 753 1716
Hendrik Fourie Port Elizabeth, Snake/Reptile identification and
educational talks
082 431 2758

 

Snake Catchers WESTERN CAPE

Elroy Arendse  Cape Town, South, CBD, Kuilsriver 082 616 0090 /
082 616 0090  
Deon van Zyl Cape Town and Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. 083 444 6983
Barry Ernstzen Cape Town CBD, Milnerton & surrounding 083 448 5893
Darren Viret Cape Town Southern Suburbs, Newlands,
Claremont, CBD, etc.
071 555 6511
Grant Smith Cape Town, South & CBD 084 328 1001
Luke Bax Cape Town, South & CBD 072 364 6507
Vard Aman Cape Town, South & CBD 082 539 4452
Garth Van Zyl 24hrs, Medicare EMR Cape Winelands, Franschhoek and surrounds 074 363 7744
Andries Cilliers Durbanville and surroundings 084 569 1510
Gavin Falck George 083 977 5901
Gerhard Grobbelaar George 076 777 3909
Rian Stander Jnr George 082 82 32 183 
Jason Barham Helderberg, Somerset West, & Stellenbosch 078 576 8665 
J.D. Glenister Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Natures Valley, Crags.
Snake removals and identification
jamesdeveyg@gmail.com
072 398 7329
Tanya Heald Langebaan, Vredenburg, Saldanha, St. Helena Bay,
Velddrif, Hopefield, Jakobsbaai, Shelley Point
083 700 6377
Willem van Zyl, Milnerton, Sunset Beach, Tableview, Parklands,
Sunningdale, Melkbosstrand, Atlantis
Blouberg Snake Rescue
0823851589
Marcel Witberg Northern Suburbs 082 784 7314
Rian Stander Snr Oudtshoorn 083 589 6538
Emergency services Oudtshoorn/De Rust/Calitzdorp 044 203 3147
Riaan en Juanita Jordaan/ Die Vonds Snake Centre Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek (Boland) jordaanj@hotmail.com 084 662 7495 /
(021) 869 8309 /
(021) 869 8309 
Justin Collett Paarl, Western Cape
but can do callouts anywhere in the Boland area
083 799 8396
Justin Tracey South Peninsula  074 643 5499 /0
 073 837 2350
Will de Adder South Peninsula 083 244 3587
Wynand Koen Stellenbosch, Franschhoek 074 104 0308
Keenan Poole Table View & Surroundings, Northern Suburbs 071 437 4527
Anton van der Spuy Wilderness & George 076 220 1358

 

Snake Catchers NAMIBIA

Brendon Barnard Otjiwarongo +26 481 219 4873
Mario Guterres Rehoboth and south 081 745 5090 /
081 688 8846 /
085 288 8846
Gert Viljoen Tsumeb +26 481 458 8444
Francois Theart Windhoek +26 481 290 0343                                                  

 

Snake Catchers SWAZILAND

Thea Litschka-Koen identification, educational and training talks +26 87 602 5088 

 

Snake Catchers MALAWI

Gary Brown Lilongwe Malawi, Removals & Advice  +265 999 962 525
 

Source: Snake Handlers of South Africa 
If all the above cant help, you are also able to contact your local SPCA


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