Many species of reptiles and amphibians found in the Fynbos Biome are endemic and threatened.

The Geometric tortoise is the rarest of the tent tortoise species endemic to Southern Africa and is the second rarest tortoise in the world.

The Cape is home to more than half of South Africa’s frog species’. There are approximately 62 species found in the Fynbos, 29 of which are endemic.

*Snakes common to the Berg River Catchment area

Common Name Latin Name
Puff Adder Bitis arietans
Herald Snake Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia
Boomslang Dispholidus typus
Common Slug Eater Duberria lutrix
Rinkhals Hemachatus haemachatus
Brown House Snake Lamprophis capensis
Cape Cobra Naja nivea
Mole Snake Pseudaspis cana
Skaapsteker Psammaphylax rhombeatus
Delalandes Beaked Blind Snake Rhinotyphlops lalandei