African Reptiles and Venom was opened in 1999, to supply snake venom for anti-venom manufactures. African Reptiles & Venom is accredited and supplies snake venom to the South African Vaccine Producers (Pty) Ltd and many more companies to help aid people who have been bitten.

We are first to deliver Snake Courses for CPD points, for Healthcare Professionals.

African Reptiles & Venom holds various courses, Venomous Snake Handling, Snakebite Treatment and Identification, Snake Awareness, to educate and inform people about snakes, their habits and behaviors. We educate people to know what to do when confronted by a snake, how fast to react when bitten and to help you identify whether or not it is a life threatening situation.

African Reptiles and Venom has successfully educated more than 5000 people in Africa. We aim to educate, protect and inspire.

Snake Identification & Snakebite Treatment


The Snake Identification and Snakebite Treatment course covers the following:

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

The course starts at 08h00 Р14h00, and is run on the last Saturday of the month. You will have 2 tea breaks and 30 minutes lunch. IMPORTANT:

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

Venomous Snake Handling

Our Snake Handling course is recognised by FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa) as 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 residence of Gauteng Province, RSA.

The Snake Handling course covers the following:

Learn to handle snakes correctly and safely and get hands-on experience under Mike’s supervision.