Brief introduction of:

Johan Marais

Johan Marais is the owner of the African Snakebite Institute and author of various books on reptiles including the best-seller ‘A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa’. He is a popular public speaker and offers a variety of courses including Snake AwarenessScorpion Awareness and Venomous Snake Handling.

Johan is a FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) endorsed service provider. His courses are accredited by the ISZS (International Society of Zoological Sciences) and are recognized by the AFGA (African Field Guides Association and the NFTGA (National Federation of Tourist Guides & Affiliates).

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You can contact Johan and the African Snakebite Institute under following links:

Facebook accounts: Johan Marais and African Snakebite Institute 

Tel.:                            +27 82 494 2039
Company website:

Snakes App:             ASI Snakes App