Doctors & other Medical services
Snakebite and Snake Information
SNAKES @ Riebeek Valley
With Snakes, the GOLDEN RULE, is that there is no compromise when it comes to safety, and any form of reckless, cowboy or superhero behaviour, can cost you, or someone else their life.
For more information regarding who to contact for snake bites and removals as well as First Aid for Snakebites, click HERE.
ASI maintain a list of qualified snake removal personnel all over South Africa, which can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
Cell phone emergency - 112
For emergencies, you can call 112 from any cell phone in South Africa. You will then reach a call centre and they will route you to an emergency service closest to you. This can be for any type of emergency, from fires to ambulance requirement.
When you dial this number you will reach an automated menu. Don't let this frustrate you. The menu acts as a form of triage (priority of treatment) control and filters out abuse of the medical and emergency system.
It's very easy to get caught up in distress but remember to stay calm and make sure the emergency medical services team knows exactly how to reach you.