Animals

The Southern Drakensberg area has a diverse population of birds, mammals and reptiles. The more common larger mammals that can be found are mountain reedbuck, grey rhebuck, grey duiker, eland, klipspringer, bushbuck and oribi. The main predators in the Drakensberg are leopard (found in very small numbers), black-backed jackal, caracal, serval, clawless and spotted neck otter, various species of mongoose and genet. Troops of chacma baboons, porcupines and colonies of rock hyrax are also found throughout the area. Approximately 54 mammals are found in the area.

 

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