South African Wildlife

Descriptions and photographs of South Africa’s astounding wildlife

Plants

South Africa is home to over 20,000 indigenous plant species. These are the species we’ve featured here at de Wets Wild:

Invertebrates

South Africa has a bounty of over 100,000 kinds of insects and more than 3,000 species of arachnids, among a multitude of other invertebrate life. These are the species we’ve featured here at de Wets Wild:

Fish

South Africa can boast around 100 species of indigenous freshwater fish, with 2,200 marine species occurring along its coastline. These are the species we’ve featured here at de Wets Wild:

Amphibians

It is estimated that South Africa is home to at least 110 different kinds of frogs and toads. These are the species we’ve featured here at de Wets Wild:

Reptiles

South Africa is blessed with more than 350 different species of reptile. These are the species we’ve featured here at de Wets Wild:

Birds

Around 858 bird species have been recorded in South Africa. These are the species we’ve featured here at de Wets Wild:

Mammals

South Africa is home to an estimated 299 kinds of indigenous mammals. These are the species we’ve featured here at de Wets Wild: