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Recently, myself and Luke Kemp set off up a random mountain in Gauteng on an impromptu herping expedition. We were joined by Liam Baisley and Chanel Elizabeth Serfontein and with their help we were able to find a horned adder (Bitis caudalis), one of Southern Africa’s most iconic snakes. Advertisements

At the beginning of  2018, myself and Luke Kemp joined the Rhodes ZEML (Zoology and Entomology Molecular Lab) herpetological cross-country fieldtrip. The trip saw us adventuring throughout South Africa, in search of frogs and reptiles alike. This first video details our time in Rhodes, a small town just south of Lesotho.

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 second of four videos of our west coast trip. Part two focuses 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

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 the cape cobra (Naja nivea), one… 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.