The southern dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion ventrale) occurs in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is also known as the eastern Cape dwarf chameleon.
It is a relatively large species of dwarf chameleon, reaching lengths of 14cm.
It gives birth to litters of between 10 and 20 babies in the summer.
This species has the largest distribution of any southern African dwarf chameleon, it has a wide distribution over large parts of the Eastern Cape and Great Karoo. The western limit of this species range is Beaufort West, the northernmost locality being Zastron and easternmost locality is Mthatha