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Snake & Lizard Removal Services in Kimberley

Individuals who can assist with snakebite emergencies via telephone and individuals who provides snake & lizard removal / capture services are listed below.

When you encounter a snake

  • Walk away and leave the snake alone.
  • The snake is most probably just passing through your yard.
  • If it looks like the snake is moving in, or you are uncomfortable having it near your residence contact the SPCA, Nature Conservation or a professional to remove the snake.  They  will capture the snake free of any charge, and release it at a safe location such as Rooipoort Nature reserve. (See list below)

Reptile Rescuers List SA / Free Snake Removal Services

Individuals on this list can assist with Snakebite Emergencies & Snake / Reptile Removal.

PEOPLE WHO CAN ASSIST VIA TELEPHONE IN CASE OF SNAKEBITE EMERGENCIES:

  • Tygerberg Poison Centre – 021 931 6129
  • Johan Marais – 082 494 2039
  • Arno Naude – 083 739 9303
  • Heidi Pfeifer – 083 374 7087
  • Jason Seale – 082 781 8498
  • Mike Perry – 083 448 8854
  • Kobus Seegers – 082 923 0549
  • Dr Jenna Taylor – 083 631 4816
  • Dr Christoff Bell – 073 174 0199
  • Vaughn Luppnow – 083 533 1049 (First Aid & Medical Instructor)
  • Thea Litschka-Koen +26 87 602 5088 (Swaziland)
  • DR PJC Buys +264 81 127 5109 (Namibia)

Free Snake Removal Services / Snake Capture Services

NORTHERN CAPE

  • Grant Smith – Springbok and Surrounds – 084 328 1001
  • Hein Fourie – Kimberley – 076 168 1343
  • Riaan Liebenberg  – Kimberley 084 584 6822
  • Lucas Clapton – Kimberley 071 170 5310
  • Jaco Wilkens – Kimberley 083 256 8225
  • Chris Louw – Kimberley 0784560817
  • Charmaine Nature Conservation – Kimberley 082 330 5328
  • Mario at the SPCA – Kimberley 082 376 7679

FREESTATE

  • Carl Jackson – Bloemfontein & outskirts  – 083 459 0086 – (Snake/Reptile removal & rescue, identification, educational and training talks) (Official DETEA permit)
  • Christiaan Jv Vuuren – Bloemfontein & outskirts (Reptile removal & rescue, identification) – 082 624 3379
  • Johnny/Helena Marais – Bloemfontein and surrounding – 082 594 3918 – (Reptile removal & rescue, identification) and (First aid instructor) (have a permit)
  • Paul Sebastian Rabiega – Vaal Triangle (Sasolburg/Vaalpark/Roodia surroundings) – Problem Reptile Removal (I have an official permit) – 083 492 6315
  • Jean-Pierre Lees -Bethlehem and surrounding towns (clarens,fouriesburg,paul roux,reitz,kestell)Problem snake removals 0729792364 – 0605295454 -0728345442

GAUTENG

Johan Marais – Snake Handling Courses all over South Africa, Snakebite Emergencies – 082 494 2039
Arno Naude – Pretoria & surrounds, Snakebite Assistance & Training medical staff – 083 739 9303
Heidi Pfeifer – Pretoria & surrounds – Snakebite Assistance – 083 374 7087
Jason Seale – Emergency Snakebite Assistance – 082 781 8498
Hartbeespoort Snake & Animal Park – Removals Pretoria, Hartbeespoort area 012 253 1162
Mel Stander – Hennopsriver. Contact no 083 45 33 888
Andre Prins – Pretoria, Centurion (Midrand also possible in case of emergencies) Removals, 072 562 7758
Des Blignaut – Pretoria-East – 083 455 3037
Mike Perry – Fourways & Midrand surrounding, Snakebite Emergencies, Handling Courses – 083 448 8854
Francois Swart – Centurion & surrounds, Midrand – 082 561 7307
Prof. Graham Alexander – Herpetologist Wits University – INFORMATION ONLY- 083 393 8809 / 011 717 6438
Gareth Carter – Fourways, Sandton, Bryanston and Kyalami surroundings – 073 313 5886
Conrad Prinsloo – Benoni and surroundings, Kempton Park East, Boksburg East, Bapsfontein South, Pomona, Bredell, Marister, Chrystal Park, Petit, Putfontein, after hours – Springs. – 083 876 7619
Juan Wolmarans – Kempton Park and East Rand – 083 310 4452
Rex Green – JHB North/Midrand & surroundings – 071 602 6464
Paul Sebastian Rabiega – Vaal Triangle (Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and surroundings) – 083 492 6315
Tiaan Steynberg – Ruimsig, Little Falls, Randburg, Northriding, Muldersdirft – 082 633 8636
André Barnard – Vaal Triangle (Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and surrounding) – 083 300 9690
Adriaan Steyn – Randburg, Muldersdrift , Roodepoort en Krugersdorp – 079 103 2236
Bertus Van Jaarsveld – Pretoria and surroundings – 071 541 8206
Schalk van Zyl – Cullinan, Rayton and Bronkhorstspruit Area – 079 385 6655
Shaun Naude – Centurion & Surrounding (After hours & Weekends ONLY) – 073 270 8678
Victor Gericke – Springs, Delmas, Sundra, Ogies – 082 414 0411
Robain Polly – Randfontein (after 18h00 on week days, & weekends) – 082 258 8590
Willie Howell – Pretoria East – 076 489 3822
Nick van der Walt – Vaal Triangle (Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and surroundings) – 072 680 1681
Nico van der Merwe – Centurion & Midrand – 071 640 5543

LIMPOPO PROVINCE

Kobus Seegers – Pietersburg/Polokwane only, Snake Bite Assist. Removal(Pietersburg/Polokwane only), Info, ID, Courses – 082 923 0549
Vincent Egan – Makgeng, Haenertsburg, Tzaneen, Modjadjiskloof & surrounds. Removals & info – 082 412 7247
Donald Strydom – Hoedspruit surrounding – 015 795 5203
Riaan Celliers – Hoedspruit surrounding – 082 061 3673
Damien Ellet – Hoedspruit surrounding – 082 401 8757
Chris Steenkamp – Hoedspruit surrounding – 072 235 0352
Cobus Buitendag – Hoedspruit surrounding – 079 355 3504
Carel Coetzer – Greater Phalaborwa surrounding – 082 445 0792
William Hugo – Greater Phalaborwa surrounding – 083 336 2233
Pieter Swanepoel – Potgietersrus surrounding – 082 336 6200
Arthur Roden – Marble Hall, Groblersdal and surrounding areas – 072 534 4941
Gary Nicolau – Vaalwater/Melkriver. Snake Removal/ID 24 hrs – 082 553 6208
Delport Botma- Alma/Vaalwater area – 082 941 4137
Marius Koekemoer – Lephalale – 072 174 6970
Cor Viljoen – Bela Bela area – 081 438 5040
Delport Botma -Thabazimbi/Vaalwater. Snake Removal/I’D – 0829414137
Steve Jordaan- Phalaborwa- 082 786 7289

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE

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

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Ashley Dodkins – Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein area – 083 983 8573
Martin Van Der Merwe – Klerksdorp omgewing 071 896 8879
Albert Kent – Rustenburg, Mooinooi, Marikana – 083 958 3137
Chameleon village Reptile park – Hartbeespoort and surrounding areas Greg or Chantelle – 082 469 2979 / 012 253 5119
Bertus Van jaarsveld- Hartbeespoort and surrounding areas – 071 541 8206
Thys Walters – Slurry and surrounding areas – 0832360156
Drikus Boonzaaier – Slurry and surrounding areas – 0823766882
Gerry Green -Klerksdorp, Stilfontuin Orkney -0829663058

KWA-ZULU NATAL

Jason Arnold – Durban North – removals – Durban and surrounding areas (24h). Also assist with emergency snake bite info, identification, educational and training talks. e-mail: universalreptiles@gmail.com – 082 745 6375
Dr Jenna Taylor – Country Wide, Snakebite Emergencies – 083 631 4816
Byron Zimmerman – Greater Durban (Highway) – 082 894 6783
Robert Wedderburn – Greater Durban Area – 079 625 8180
Dr Christoff Bell – Sodwana/surrounding area KZN, Snakebite emergencies & snake removal – 073 174 0199
Dean Boshoff Durban South (Bluff and surrounds) – 072 958 5524
Kobus Swart Durban Bluff up to Hillary. Only non venoumous snakes – 074 816 8725.
Warren Venter Durban Bluff, Montclair, Yellowwood Park, Amanzimtoti, Kingsbrough – 0731480884
Sakkie Fischer Ladysmith and surrounding area’s 0847003960
Shawn Sadler – Montclair and surrounds, Queensburgh up to Pinetown through to Umbilo – 071 509 5359
Tyrone Ping – La Lucia/Umhlanga/Durban North/Glen Hills/ Westville – 084 492 2542
Darren Richter – Durban north and Umhlanga (Non Venomous) – 082 528 1483
Neville Wolmarans Ballito North Coast – 082 561 4969
David Hoehler Ballito and Salt Rock – 078 639 8356
Rudi Botha Ballito and Salt Rock – 072 981 3077
Crocworld Conservation Centre Scottburgh, pennington, Umkomaas, Park Rynie, Freeland Park (basically Mid South Coast) – 039 976 1103
Martin Rodrigues – Can assist with identification, snake removal – 078 484 1859
Craig Barnard-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,Lynnefield Park,Lincoln Meade,Montrose,Muswell HIll,Mountain Rise,Northdale,Oak Park,Peacehaven,Pelham,Scottsville,Wembley) – 082 850 7713 all hours
John Rees – Pietermaritzburg and surrounds, Snake / reptile removals – 071 856 6568
Roland Friskin – Durban South, Montclair, Woodlands, Woodhaven, Yellowood Park – 076 836 1366
Lee Naidoo – Phoenix ,Verulam ,Tongaat and surrounding – 0832345618

EASTERN CAPE

Brendon Dredge – Grahamstown & surrounding – 072 304 0083
Jo Balmer – Grahamstown and Surrounds – Problem Snake/Wildlife removals – 082 887 0241
Luke Kemp – Grahamstown and Surrounds – Problem Snake/Wildlife removals – 072 105 0156
Fanie Fouche – Port Alfred – Nature conservation, collects Bathurst Port Alfred, Ndlambe area – 082 753 1716
Hendrik Fourie – Port Elizabeth, Snake/Reptile identification and educational talks – 082 431 2758
Garth Watson – Feffrey’s Bay & Surrounding (Kouga), (Snake/Reptile removal & rescue, identification, educational talks) – 081 399 9257

WESTERN CAPE

J.D. Glinister – Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Natures valley, Crags. Snake removals and identification jamesdeveyg@gmail.com 072 398 7329
Gavin Falck – George – 083 977 5901
Gerhard Grobbelaar – George – 076 777 3909
Andries Cilliers – Durbanville and surroundings – 084 569 1510
Keenan Poole – Table View & Surroundings, Northern Suburbs – 071 437 4527
Grant Smith – Cape Town, South & CBD – 084 328 1001
Elroy Arendse – Cape Town, South, CBD, Kuilsriver – 082 616 0090 / 082 616 0090
Vard Aman – Cape Town, South & CBD – 082 539 4452
Luke Bax – Cape Town, South & CBD – 072 364 6507
Barry Ernstzen – Cape Town CBD, Milnerton & surrounding – 083 448 5893
Jason Barham – Helderberg, Somerset West, & Stellenbosch – 078 576 8665
Marcel Witberg – Northern Suburbs – 082 784 7314
Justin Collett – Paarl, Western Cape but can do callouts anywhere in the Boland area – 083 799 8396
Riaan en Juanita Jordaan/ Die Vonds Snake Centre – Paarl, Wellington, Franchoek (Boland) jordaanj@hotmail.com – 084 662 7495 / (021) 869 8309 / (021) 869 8309
Wynand Koen – Stellenbosch, Franchoek – 074 104 0308
Medicare EMR – Garth Van Zyl 24hrs – Cape Winelands, Franschhoek and surrounds – 074 363 7744
Tanya Heald – Langebaan, Vredenburg, Saldanha, St. Helena Bay, Velddrif, Hopefield, Jakobsbaai, Shelley Point – 083 700 6377
Brandon vd Westhuizen- Saldanha,Vredenburg,Langebaan,Jacobsbay, St Helena Bay- 0612379122
Darren Viret – Cape Town Southen Suburbs, Newlands, Claremont, CBD, etc. – 071 555 6511
Deon van Zyl – Cape Town and Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. – 083 444 6983
Stephen Moll- South Peninsula – 071 970 3867
Justin Tracey – South Peninsula – 074 643 5499 / 073 837 2350
Will de Adder – South Peninsula – 083 244 3587
Anton van der Spuy – Wilderness & George – 076 220 1358
Rian Stander Snr – Oudtshoorn – 083 589 6538
Emergency services – Oudthoorn/De Rust/Calitzdorp – 044 203 3147
Rian Stander Jnr – George – 082 82 32 183
Quentin Leonard – Fire and Rescue – Mosselbay & surrounding areas – 044606 5107
Christo Theron (Firstcare Medics) – George & surrounding areas – 079 190 9428
Sedgefield Fire Dept – Sedgefield and surrounding – 044 349 2900

NAMIBIA

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

MALAWI

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

SWAZILAND

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

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