Local Group Index

These are some of the Covens, Houses and other groups forming part of the real Vampi(y)re community located in South Africa. Sometimes groups change names, grow too large and hive-off, or sometimes fade out and disappear. Such changes will be recorded as we become aware of them.

*Groups are listed alphabetically under the **District in which they are based. In the case of Covens belonging to Houses, these are listed under the same District as their House.

** Districts are numbered according to the order in which they became active in the SA Vampyre Alliance (SAVA).

  1. Mintaka (Eastern Cape)
  2. Gacrux (Gauteng)
  3. Avior (Western Cape)
  4. Ilyatha (Mpumalanga)
  5. Turais (Kwa Zulu Natal)
  6. Zaurak (Free State)
  7. Adara (Limpopo)
  8. Atria (Northern Cape)
  9. Naos (Northwest)

These also bear names as a consequence of the previous naming convention adopted by the SAVA in 2011.

District 1: Mintaka

  • House Valur – Located in Mintaka, this House was founded in February 2010. The founder of the House is Octarine Valur.
    • Coven Veritas – A coven belonging to House Valur, based in Mintaka, founded in November 2014 by Octarine Valur.
    • Coven d’Eir – A coven belonging to House Valur, based in *Turais, founded in November 2013 by Lunah Valur Eir.
  • Ordo De Luna Draco Opacus or the Order of the Dark Moon Dragon is a vampyric dark pagan temple founded by Ps Gabrielle Draegan on Samhain 2012 (southern hemisphere – 30th April). Ps Gabrielle Draegan is a member of House Valur, a Vampyre coven in Mintaka.
  • Stygian Court, The – a private social meet-up group for participants and friends of the SAVC in Mintaka, organized by Coven Veritas.

District 2: Gacrux

  • House Nereo – (formerly the Circle of Willow) was an eclectic spiritual House based in Gacrux and founded by Nereo. Defunct as of  May 2012. Some of its members started new groups of their own, including Ordinem Angelus Lapsus by former member Samael Anathan.
  • House of Havoc – was a House for Vampyres and Otherkin in South Africa, formed at the end of December 2009 by VampireIzak aka Father Izak, who later became a fangsmith.
  • Ordinem Angelus Lapsus – The Order of the Fallen Angels, an eclectic secular Group founded by Samael Anathan in Gacrux.
  • Ordo ub Dracul – A closed Luciferian/Satanic Group with vampyric leanings, teaching the Necronomicon in Gacrux.

District 3: Avior

  • House De Nocte – a secular group founded by Psion Valur De Nocte in Avior, 2012.
  • Iron Temple, The – “A Spiritual Place of Seeking & Understanding of our Evolution. Helping each other to grow through the massive shifts and changes we are all going through. For those that Self-Identify as Vampyres, Wolves, Hybrids, Angelkin, Dragonkin, Pagans, Witches & All Those That Seek.” This international group was started by Circe Arcanum (Avior), but passed out from her control when she relocated to London and founded the British Vampire Association. Since then (early 2013) it became more focused on otherkin than the VC.
  • Order of Khepe-Ra, The  – (formerly Order of Xeper, and later, Order of Zeper). A Kemetic dark spiritual group founded in Avior by Lamia Satanei aka KemSekmet Ba-enAset Nebethet and Amon-RaAset Magus. Reported to be the only LHP group in South Africa with genuine credentials in the Western Occultism, although the truth of this is uncertain.
  • Order of Scire, The – an eclectic atheist alliance of individuals in Avior, founded by Aura Escher, Rose Dantis and others. believed to be defunct.

District 4: Ilyatha

  • House Dova Sanguine – a group founded by Draygon Allesandro Sheppard in Ilyatha.
  • House Noctem – an eclectic group founded by Kay Valkir Noctem in Ilyatha in 2012.
  • House of Lilitu – a temple of Lilith founded in 2011 by Jhenephyr Phoenix Liliam in Ilyatha.

District 5: Turais

  • House Cruor – a group founded by Erostine Cruor Turais in Turais.

District 6: Zaurak

  • Coven of Von Draco Dravana – A group based in Zaurak, founded by Lazarian Von Draco Dravana in 2012.

District 7: Adara

District 8: Atria

District 9: Naos

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