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Last year myself and Luke kemp set off on our most ambitious herping adventure to date. The trip spanned eight days and over 3700km with us herping both the Western and Northern Cape. We found over 50 species of reptiles and frogs and this video series is dedicated to our best finds and our funniest moments. This is the fourth of four videos of our West Coast trip. This video focusses on… Read More

Last year myself and Luke Kemp set off on our most ambitious herping adventure to date. The trip spanned eight days and over 3700km with us herping both the Western and Northern Cape. We found over 50 species of reptiles and frogs and this video series is dedicated to our best finds and our funniest moments. This is the third of four videos of our west coast trip. This video focusses on… Read More

On saturday the 19th of August Luke Kemp and I decided to try a new herping spot just outside of Grahamstown for a day trip. This video shows off all the animals we found and the coolest parts of our day.

The Herp Files was created by myself and Luke Kemp. It was created with the intention of showing off the reptiles and frogs of Southern Africa. The videos include general information about each species with interesting facts thrown in between. It is our attempt to expose the beauty of South Africa’s enormous herpetological diversity while having just a ‘bit’ of fun. This video focuses on the puff adder (Bitis arietans), one of… Read More

Recently Luke kemp and I made a trip to the Western Cape in search of some of South Africa’s most interesting reptiles and frogs. This video is part 2 of a two part mini-series designed to show our viewers what we found, where we went, and some of the funniest moments along the way. This video covers three different species of dwarf chameleon, the Swartberg mountain range and our car trouble in… Read More

Recently myself and Luke Kemp made a trip to the Western Cape in search of some of South Africa’s most interesting reptiles and frogs. This video is part one of a two part mini-series designed to show our viewers what we found, where we went, and some of the funniest moments along the way. This first video covers our comical journey to the Western cape, our time in Bayworld museum, Wilderness and… Read More

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… Read More

This video focuses on the Boomslang, one of Southern Africa’s most well known species of snake. The Herp Files was created by Chad Keates and Luke Kemp. It was created with the intention of showing off the reptiles and frogs of Southern Africa. The videos include general information about each species with interesting facts thrown in between. It is our attempt to expose the beauty of South Africa’s enormous herpetological diversity while… Read More

Recently Luke and I ventured to Northern Cape in search of some of South Africa’s most insane reptiles.This is the last of four videos, created to show you, the best parts of our trip. In this video we show off the reptiles of Aggeneys and we also detail the lighter side of our trip and the best parts along the way.

Recently Luke and I ventured to Northern Cape in search of some of South Africa’s most insane reptiles. This is video two of four, created to show you, the best parts of our trip. In this video we show off the reptiles and frogs that we found in Augrabies. We also detail our trip to Port Nolloth and the funny things that happened along the way.