Apply to establish a reptile park


Individuals, businesses, nature reserves and municipalities can apply for a permit to establish a reptile park.

All persons or companies who import, export, trade in, keep, possess, collect, pick, convey, transport or hunt listed wild animals and wild plants in Gauteng must apply for permits with the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, (Directorate: Biodiversity Management/Nature Conservation).

To establish and operate a reptile park, in accordance with Gauteng Nature Conservation Ordinance 12 of 1983, Section 50.

How to apply

The correct application form must be completed and signed by applicant. Name, physical address of applicant, telephone/cell phone number, email address, postal address, ID/Passport number.

Proof of payment of application fee must be attached to the application form.  For renewals, copies of previous permits and conditions must be attached.

 Fifteen working days are required to process a permit application.
Any additional information, which the applicant deems necessary, should be attached to this application.

Legislation:  Gauteng Nature Conservation Ordinance 12 of 1983




Fax (Johannesburg): 086 420 2203

Fax (Pretoria): 086 420 2099​

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