A Trip to the Northern Cape

Recently Luke Kemp and I ventured to the Northern Cape in search of some of South Africa’s most insane herps. Although we did not find everything we set out to find, we found a lot and had a great time doing it. The trip was filled with some memorable moments and some even more remarkable finds. Thanks Luke for making it such an adventure, and easily the best herping trip I have have done in my life… thus far.

En-route to Augrabies

Rock monitor (Varanus albigularis)img_4774.jpg

Variegated skink (Trachylepis variegata)img_4715

Bibron’s gecko (Chondrodactylus bibronni)IMG_4762



Tremelo Sand Frog (Tomopterna cryptotis)img_4779.jpg

Guttural Toad (Sclerphrys gutturalis)img_4806

Turners Gecko (Chondrodactylus turnerri)img_4831

Brown House Snake (Boadeon capensis)img_4843.jpg

Spotted Bush Snake (Philothamnus semivariegatusimg_4898.jpg

En-route to Port Nolloth

Western Rock Skink (Trachylepis sulcata)img_4950.jpg

Purcells Gecko (Pachydactylus purcelli)img_4963

Hadogenes phyllodesimg_4917.jpg

Port Nolloth

Western Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion occidentale)img_5023


Spotted desert lizard (Meroles suborbitalis)img_5056.jpg

Spotted barking gecko (Ptenopus garrulus maculatus) img_5102.jpg

Parabuthus granulatusimg_5115

Pink blind legless skink (Typhlosaurus vermis)img_5129

Namaqua dwarf adder (Bitis schneideri)img_5252

En-route to Spingbok

Dwarf plated lizard (Cordylosaurus subtessellatus) img_5345.jpg

Armadillo girdled lizard (Ouroborus cataphractus)img_5325.jpg

Quartz gecko (Pachydactylus latirostris)img_5372

Karoo girdled lizard (Karusasaurus polyzonus)IMG_5268

Common giant ground gecko (Chondrodactylus angulifer angulifer)img_5374


Coral shield cobra (Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus)img_5305.jpg



Good’s gecko (Pachydactylus goodi)img_5513

Parabuthus schlechteriimg_5421.jpg

Brown house snake (Boaedon capensis)img_5479.jpg

Spotted barking gecko (Ptenopus garrulus maculatus)img_5537.jpg

Southern rock agama (Agama atra)IMG_5417

Namaqua mountain gecko (Pachydactylus montanus)img_5523.jpg

Opisthacanthus gigasimg_5407.jpg

Common giant ground gecko (Chondrodactylus angulifer angulifer)img_5532


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