African Reptiles & Venom

Saving lives since 1999 through Venom Supply
Snake Courses since 2000

African Reptiles & Venom

Saving lives since 1999 through
Venom Supply
Snake Courses since 2000

Welcome to African Reptiles & Venom

Looking to join a snake handling class?
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We are first to deliver Snake Courses
Healthcare Professionals earn CPD points
Our courses are FGASA accredited

African Reptiles & Venom holds various courses:

Snake Awareness
Snake Identification, First Aid for Snakebite and Snakebite Treatment
Venomous Snake Handling
Inform people about snakes, their habits and behavior
We educate people to know how to act when encountering snakes, how to act when bitten and to assist in assessing whether it is a life threatening situation or not
African Reptiles and Venom has successfully educated more than 25 000 people in Africa. We aim to educate, protect and save lives

Our Popular Courses

The Snake Awareness, Snake Identification, First Aid for Snakebite and Snakebite Treatment course
R1300.00 incl. VAT

Theses courses cover the following:

1. Identification of the dangerous and medical important snakes
2. Symptoms and syndromes of snakebite
3. First Aid
4. Medical Treatment of snakebite
5. Allergies and treatment

Doctors and Medical professionals will earn 5 CPD points on completion of this course. 


The Snake ID & Snakebite Treatment course starts at 08h00 – 12h30. It covers the identification of the dangerous snakes, the symptoms of snakebite, the first aid treatment, medical treatment and allergy recognition and treatment. There is 1 tea break at 10h00 and lunch is from 12h30 – 13h00. From 13h00 – 14h00 everybody will be writing their test. 
Participants receive accredited certification.

Cost for this course is R1300.00 VAT inclusive per person. 




Venomous Snake Handling
R800.00 incl. VAT

Our Snake Handling course is recognised by FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa) as a specialist courses. This course and well as our Snake Identification and Snakebite Treatment Course is required for anybody that wants to keep indigenous South African snakes, or who have just started keeping snakes.

 This is applicable to residents all over  RSA as well as the rest of  Africa.   The Snake Handling course covers the following: Learn to handle snakes correctly and safely and get hands-on experience under Mike’s supervision. 


The Venomous Snake Handling course starts at 14h00 on our premises with a lecture and concludes at 17h00 

Testing is practical handling of Puff Adder, Mozambique Spitting Cobra, Rinkhals & Snouted Cobra under Mike’s supervision, and verbal questions and answers as we do handling.

Cost for this course is R800.00 VAT inclusive per person. 


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Up Coming Courses

Night Adder

Upcoming Courses:
26 January 2019; 23 February 2019

Snake Identification, snakebite treatment, venomous snake handling and Black Mamba handling.
Become a legend in the making and join Mike Perry for an informative, professional snake course where you will acquire skills as well as confidence. Real life situations are created to prepare you for your everyday snake captures..

Snake identification, First Aid & Medical Treatment of Snakebite & Venomous Snake Handling

FGASA accredited courses offered by Mike Perry who has been presenting Venomous Snake and Black Mamba handling courses for more than 17 years all over Africa. Mike is also the preferred snakebite specialist who’s always readily available to share his expertise with other experts and professionals.

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