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  Testudinidae Tortoises  
       
  Parrot-beaked Tortoise Homopus areolatus  
  Karoo Padloper Homopus boulengeri  
  Greater Padloper Homopus femoralis  
  Speckled Padloper Homopus signatus  
Leopard Tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis  
       
     
       
Angulate Tortoise Chersina angulata  
       
     
       
Common Tent Tortoise Psammobates tentorius  
       
     
       
  Geometric Tortoise Psammobates geometricus  
       
  Dermochelyidae Leatherback Turtles  
       
Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys coriacea rare visitor
       
     
       
  Cheloniidae Sea Turtles  
       
  Green Turtle Chelonia mydas rare visitor
Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta rare visitor
       
     
       
  Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata rare visitor
  Olive Ridley Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea rare visitor
       
  Pelomedusidae Afro-American Sideneck Turtles 
       
  Marsh Terrapin Pelomedusa subrufa  
       
     
       
  Agamidae Agamas  
       
  Anchieta's Agama Agama anchietae  
Southern Rock Agama Agama atra  
       
     
       
Common Ground Agama Agama aculeata  
       
     
       
Southern Spiny Agama Agama hispida  
       
     
       
  Chamaeleonidae Chameleons  
       
  Namaqua Chameleon Chamaeleo namaquensis  
Western Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion occidentale  
       
     
       
Cape Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion pumilum  
       
     
       
  Karoo Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion karooicum  
Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion gutturale  
       
     
       
  Swartberg Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion atromontanum  
Knysna Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion damaranum  
       
     
       
  Eastern Cape Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion ventrale  
       
  Gekkonidae Geckos  
       
Marbled Leaf-toed Gecko Afrogecko porphyreus  
       
     
       
Swartberg Leaf-toed Gecko Afrogecko swartbergensis  
  Hawequa Flat Gecko Afroedura hawequensis  
Karoo Flat Gecko Afroedura karroica  
       
     
       
  Giant Ground Gecko Chondrodactylus angulifer  
Bibron's Gecko Chondrodactylus bibronii  
       
     
       
Cedarberg Dwarf Leaf-toed Gecko Goggia hexapora  
       
     
       
  Braack's Dwarf Leaf-toed Gecko Goggia braacki  
  Hewitt's Dwarf Leaf-toed Gecko Goggia hewitti  
Small-scaled Dwarf Leaftoed Gecko Goggia microlepidota  
       
     
       
Striped Dwarf Leaf-toed Gecko Goggia lineata  
       
     
       
  Namaqualand Dwarf Leaf-toed Gecko Goggia rupicola  
  Moreau's Tropical House Gecko Hemidactylus mabouia introduced
Cape Dwarf Gecko Lygodactylus capensis introduced
       
     
       
  Common Barking Gecko Ptenopus garrulus  
Weber's Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus weberi  
       
     
       
Southern Rough Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus formosus  
       
     
       
  Western Spotted Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus purcelli  
  Golden-spotted Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus occulatus  
Marico Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus mariquensis  
       
     
       
Spotted Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus maculatus  
       
     
       
Western Cape Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus labialis  
       
     
       
  Thin-skinned Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus kladaroderma  
Ocellated Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus geitje  
       
     
       
Cape Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus capensis  
       
     
       
Austen's Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus austeni  
       
     
       
  Cordylidae Spinytail Lizards  
       
  Dwarf Crag Lizard Pseudocordylus nebulosus  
Cape Crag Lizard Pseudocordylus microlepidotus  
       
     
       
  Graceful Crag Lizard Pseudocordylus capensis  
Karoo Girdled Lizard Karusasaurus polyzonus  
       
     
       
Oelofsen's Girdled Lizard Cordylus oelofseni  
       
     
       
Black Girdled Lizard Cordylus niger  
       
     
       
  Dwarf Girdled Lizard Cordylus minor  
McLachlan's Girdled Lizard Cordylus mclachlani  
       
     
       
Large-scaled Girdled Lizard Cordylus macropholis  
       
     
       
Cape Girdled Lizard Cordylus cordylus  
       
     
       
  Dwarf Karoo Girdled Lizard Cordylus aridus  
  Peer's Girdled Lizard Namazonurus peersi  
Blue-spotted Girdled Lizard Ninurta coeruleopuntatus  
       
     
       
Armadillo Girdled Lizard Ouroborus cataphractus  
       
     
       
Cape Grass Lizard Chamaesaura anguina  
       
     
       
  Gerrhosauridae Plated Lizards  
       
  Common Long-tailed Seps Tetradactylus tetradactylus  
Short-legged Seps Tetradactylus seps  
       
     
       
  Namaqua Plated Lizard Gerrhosaurus typicus  
  Yellow-throated Plated Lizard Gerrhosaurus flavigularis  
Dwarf Plated Lizard Cordylosaurus subtessellatus  
       
     
       
  Lacertidae Lacertids and Wall Lizards  
       
  Common Mountain Lizard Tropidosaura montana  
  Cape Mountain Lizard Tropidosaura gularis  
Common Sand Lizard Pedioplanis pulchella  
       
     
       
  Cape Sand Lizard Pedioplanis laticeps  
Namaqua Sand Lizard Pedioplanis namaquensis  
Burchell's Sand Lizard Pedioplanis burchelli  
       
     
       
Western Sandveld Lizard Nucras tessellata  
       
     
       
  Karoo Sandveld Lizard Nucras livida  
  Delalande's Sandveld Lizard Nucras lalandii  
Knox's Desert Lizard Meroles knoxii  
       
     
       
Spotted Desert Lizard Meroles suborbitalis  
  Southern Rock Lizard Australolacerta australis  
       
  Scincidae Skinks  
       
Cape Legless Skink Acontias meleagris  
       
     
       
Coastal Dwarf Legless Skink Acontias litoralis  
       
     
       
  Striped Dwarf Legless Skink Acontias lineatus  
Cuvier's Blind Legless Skink Typhlosaurus caecus  
       
     
       
Blouberg Dwarf Burrowing Skink Scelotes montispectus  
       
     
       
Kasner's Dwarf Burrowing Skink Scelotes kasneri  
       
     
       
Gronovi's Dwarf Burrowing Skink Scelotes gronovii  
       
     
       
Cape Dwarf Burrowing Skink Scelotes caffer  
       
     
       
Striped Dwarf Burrowing Skink Scelotes sexlineatus  
       
     
       
Silvery Dwarf Burrowing Skink Scelotes bipes  
       
     
       
Variegated Skink Trachylepis variegata  
       
     
       
Western Rock Skink Trachylepis sulcata  
       
     
       
  Western Three-striped Skink Trachylepis occidentalis  
Red-sided Skink Trachylepis homalocephala  
       
     
       
Cape Skink Trachylepis capensis  
       
     
       
  Varanidae Monitors  
       
  Rock Monitor Varanus albigularis  
       
  Typhlopidae Blind Snakes   
       
Flowerpot Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus introduced
       
     
       
Delalande's Beaked Blind Snake Rhinotyphlops lalandei  
       
     
       
  Leptotyphlopidae Thread Snakes  
       
Black Thread Snake Leptotyphlops nigricans  
       
     
       
  Slender Thread Snake Leptotyphlops gracilior  
       
  Atractaspididae Mole Vipers   
       
Spotted Harlequin Snake Homoroselaps lacteus  
       
     
       
  Colubridae Colubrids  
       
  Many-spotted Snake Amplorhinus multimaculatus  
  Sundevall's Shovel-snout Prosymna sundevallii  
Spotted Skaapsteker Psammophylax rhombeatus  
       
     
       
  Namib Sand Snake Psammophis namibensis  
Karoo Sand Snake Psammophis notostictus  
       
     
       
Cape Sand Snake Psammophis leightoni  
       
     
       
Cross-marked Grass Snake Psammophis crucifer  
       
     
       
Common Egg-eater Dasypeltis scabra  
       
     
       
  Dwarf Beaked Snake Dipsina multimaculata  
Boomslang Dispholidus typus  
       
     
       
  Beetz's Tiger Snake Telescopus beetzii  
  Green Water Snake Philothamnus hoplogaster  
  Western Natal Green Snake Philothamnus occidentalis  
Herald Snake Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia  
       
     
       
Mole Snake Pseudaspis cana  
       
     
       
Common Slugeater Duberria lutrix  
       
     
       
  Cape Wolf Snake Lycophidion capense  
Common Brown Water Snake Lycodonomorphus rufulus  
       
     
       
Olive Ground Snake Lycodonomorphus inornatus  
       
     
       
Yellow-bellied House Snake Lamprophis fuscus  
       
     
       
  Brown House Snake Lamprophis capensis  
  Fisk's House Snake Lamprophis fiskii  
Spotted Rock Snake Lamprophis guttatus  
       
     
       
  Aurora House Snake Lamprophis aurora  
       
  Elapidae Cobras and Allies  
       
  Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Pelamis platura rare visitor
Cape Cobra Naja nivea  
       
     
       
  Black Spitting Cobra Naja nigricincta  
  Rinkhals Hemachatus haemachatus  
  Coral Shield Cobra Aspidelaps lubricus  
       
  Viperidae Vipers and Pit Vipers  
       
Common Night Adder Causus rhombeatus  
Namaqua Dwarf Adder Bitis schneideri  
       
     
       
  Red Adder Bitis rubida  
  Southern Adder Bitis armata  
Many-horned Adder Bitis cornuta  
       
     
       
  Horned Adder Bitis caudalis  
  Berg Adder Bitis atropos  
Puffadder Bitis arietans