Welcome to the African Snakebite Institute!
We are the leading training provider of Snake Awareness, First Aid for Snakebite and Venomous Snake Handling courses in Africa.
Our courses are presented by Johan Marais, one of Africa’s leading herpetologists, with over 40 years of experience.
Johan is the most prominent author of snake books in Africa and has written the best sellers A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa, Snakes and Snakebite and First Aid for Snakebite.
He is also the snake expert for the Tygerberg Poison Centre and the Red Cross poison centre, as well as advisor to various hospitals and clinics throughout Africa.
ASI conducts on-site training to corporate clients throughout Africa, including mines, construction companies, government departments and game lodges.
We also offer public courses for snake enthusiasts. Our courses are accredited by the International Society of Zoological Science (ISZS), Field Guides Association of South Africa (FGASA) endorsed and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) for CPD points. Read more about the courses we offer here.
We are also the largest distributor of quality snake handling equipment in Africa. There is no compromise when it comes to safety, and we’ve developed an extensive range of equipment for every possible requirement. Check out our online shop here.