Khamai Reptile Park


  To conserve through education and research.

  To locate, propagate and relocate rare and endangered reptiles.

  To establish viable captive populations of rare and endangered reptiles.


Khamai Reptile Centre

“Khamai” is an old Greek word meaning Chameleon which essentially means little lion. These completely harmless reptiles are feared by many inhabitants of Africa.  This unreasonable fear also exists with snakes yet most snakes are themselves also totally harmless.  The Khamai Reptile Centre has a dedicated team that works at saving reptiles by all means possible.  We believe that education is a powerful tool that should play a major role in conservation.

The Khamai Reptile Centre is situated in South Africa’s Limpopo Province, 15km outside of the nearest town Hoedspruit See Map and is situated in one of the most pristine parts of the country in terms of natural heritage. This area has a particularly high concentration of snakes and therefore there is a high frequency of interactions between snakes and people, making this a prime location for reptile-related research and public education. We are open every day of the year, including all holidays from 8:00am to 5:00pm and are on call 24/7 for any reptile related emergencies.

We do not buy nor sell animals and therefore keep our breeding of animals to a limit. Only animals that can be released or relocated into breeding and research programs are encouraged to breed.

Tel /Fax: +27 (0)15 795-5203 • Tel: 087 806 2093 • Mobile: 082 299 3981 • Email:[1]