1786G. Forstertr. ofA. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H.I. 200The quivers..are lined about the aperture with..the skin of the yellow serpent, which is considered as the most venomous of any in that country.
1819G.M. KeithVoy. 70The yellow snake..differs in colour only from the hooded snake of India, and being from four to eight feet in length, their size and bright yellow colour render it easy to avoid them.
1839J.E. AlexanderExped. into Int.I. 27In clambering among the rocks we saw..a yellow-snake.
1866J. LeylandAdventures 23A Cobra-de-capello, known as the Yellow Snake in the Colony, sprang out, erected itself and came after me.
1886G.A. FariniThrough Kalahari Desert 451We saw a large yellow snake, that was rapid in his movements, always disappearing into a katteah or meer-cat’s hole before we could get near enough to dispatch it..They called it a Jill slange, or yellow snake.
1910S. Afr. ‘Inquire Within’ (Cape Times) 34Yellow Rice. One pound of washed rice, half a pound of currants washed and picked, quarter of an ounce of turmeric dissolved in a cupful of water, and a stick of cinnamon.