Reptile Orientation Course

R500-00 per person 10 to 100 pax
R300-00 per person 100+ pax

Groups are treated to a high energy interactive session involving the use of live animals, museum items of interest and a power point presentation.  A course welcome pack and a "Reptile Awareness and Safety Handnotes" booklet is included for each attendee.  All in all the presentation is designed to be both useful and a lot of fun ...... an experience never to be forgotten.


REPTILE ORIENTATION (Snakes, Lizards, Spiders, Scorpions) Takes 5 Hours

This course can be done at the reptile centre or at an appropriate venue of your choice.

You have to be older than eighteen years of age.



  • Identification and methods of identifying snakes.
  • Physiology.
  • Habits and habitat.
  • Safety Techniques.
  • Safety Protocol.
  • Venoms and venom apparatus.
  • Up to date first aid and safety precautions.
  • Phobias (Assessment of one’s fear levels)
  • Introduction to handling.
  • Reproduction.
  • Parasites.
  • Husbandry techniques.
  • Public relation techniques.
  • Summery.


An ISZS accredited certificate is issued to all course attendees on successful completion


 Reptile Handling Course

R2000-00 per person

This course is designed for the serious reptile enthusiast, game reserve managers, safety officer, designated snake catcher at mining and other industrial plants.

HANDLING (Snakes, Lizards, Spiders, Scorpions) Takes whole day

This course is preferably done at the reptile centre and only at certain times of the year ie. When snakes are active. This ensures that the students are exposed to freshly caught animals.

We only do such courses when there is a special need and only once the students have successfully completed an ORIENTATION COURSE. You have to be eighteen or older.



·         Assessment of call and caller.

·         Equipment

·         Situation assessment.

·         Safety and precautions.

·         How to capture in varied situations.

·         How to release.

·         Collecting information.

·         Summery


An ISZS accredited certificate is issued to all course attendees on successful completion







Think About It .....

..... if snakes really were as BAD as made out to be, then how come we can safely walk through the bush where snakes live .....?

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