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The painted reed frog is the most widespread species of reed frog in Southern Africa, with a distribution that stretches from mid Western Cape, along the coast, to the top of Mozambique. Painted reed frogs are generally quite small with a maximum body size of approximately 33mm. Although restricted to the reeds and similar vegetation, along the fringes of waterbodies, the species is widespread and can be found in grassland, savannah, forest… Read More

Grahamstown, and its surrounds, plays host to high level of animal diversity. The complexity of the habitat coupled with favourable climatic and environmental conditions has resulted in ideal conditions for many species of frog. In and round Grahamstown, there are just over 15 species of frog. This list contains all the frog species that I have found here. Some are not on the list because I do not have decent photos of them yet…. Read More

Kimberley, Northern Cape Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Last week as you may have read, I published my comprehensive list of the reptiles and amphibians of the Eagle Canyon Gold Estate. After contacting the estate, to make them aware of my article, they decided to share it, and in addition, add it to the Estate’s newsletter, which comes out on a regular basis.