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eSnakes of Southern Africa

This interactive version of Johan Marais’ A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa is an essential field guide for those visiting and living in the region with an interest in its snake species. It covers all 151 snakes indigenous to Southern Africa. 


  • Images, distribution maps and text descriptions of over 150 species found throughout Southern Africa.
  • Multiple photographs allow for easier identification.
  • A “Smart Search” that allows you to easily identify a snake species using head shape, type of scale and habitat.
  • A “Compare” feature that allows you to compare two species on the same screen
  • A personal species list that stores your snake sightings saved to the device (can be exported and emailed in CSV format)

You might also be interested in Johan Marais’s Snakebite First Aid app at



You can download a free sample version of the app to see how it works before you buy it. The samples are available in the app stores at the links below.