Adventure, Africa, Dangerous Snakes, Field Trips, Herpetology, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, South Africa, Travel

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Two

Part Two This is the second part of a four part trip to Namaqualand you can catch the first instillment here. This part details my time in Springbok with good fried Adries Cilliers as we travel around Spingbok and surrounds searching for reptiles. DAY 4 Augrabies Falls National Park To Spingbok I made the  2.5 hour […]

Bradypodion, Chameleon, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Reptiles

Chameleons in Durban

The Chameleons of Durban. People often speak of how common chameleons used to be in Durban, often saying they’ve not seen chameleons in years. The truth is there are many factors which affect negatively chameleons. From pesticides, domestic animals decimating local populations causing these animals to become “locally” extinct in suburban gardens to some extent. […]

Adventure, Africa, Chameleon, Desert, Field Trips, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, Southern Africa, Travel

Namibia – The great adventure Part 1

It’s finally time, Friday morning I make my way to  O R Tambo International get my boarding pass, go through immigration and find out my boarding gate is basically in Lanseria airport that’s how far it was on the opposite side of the airport! Only to get to the boarding gate my flight is delayed […]

Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Cape Town, Chameleon, Desert, Durban, Eastern Cape, Field Trips, Herpetology, Karoo, Kwa Zulu Natal, Lizards, Mpumalanga, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, South Africa, Southern Africa, Travel, Western Cape

Chameleons Of South Africa

Something so obscure as wanting to find these tiny lizards all across South Africa sounded like an impossible task. But I’m the kind of person that goes all into these types of challenges – Is it even achievable? I’ve always had this fascination with chameleons since I was a child, growing up in Durban chameleons were […]

Desert, Herpetology, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Southern Africa, Swakopmund

Bitis caudalis – Horned Adder

The Horned Adder (Bitis caudalis) was high on my wish-list on my recent trip to Namibia. Not an uncommon species but any means in fact locally they are abundant and can occur in rather high densities as I was to discover. These snakes can be found in the early morning basking amongst small shrubs and on […]

Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, snakes

Snakes in Durban.

The Common Snakes of Durban There are eighty-three different types of snakes found in Kwa-Zulu Natal, of which fourty-four species are not venomous; eight can cause painful—although not lethal—bites; and, eleven that are known to be potentially deadly. With Durban being located along the eastern coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, it’s well known for its temperate […]

Photography, Reptiles, Travel

Cordylus macropholis – Large Scaled Girdled Lizard.

Cordylus macropholis – Large Scaled Girdled Lizard is an endemic terrestrial cordylid, preferring the succulent plant Euphorbia caput-medusae and related species as shelter (Mouton et al. 2000). It may also shelter beneath calcrete rocks and in stick-nests of Vlei Rats (Otomys species) (P. le F.N. Mouton pers. obs.) Occurring on the west coast of South Africa, in the Northern […]