Zebras in the gras



The abundance of wildlife is illustrated by the very healthy populations of grazers and browsers that roam the reserve. Zebra, impala, kudu, eland, wildebeest, bushbuck, waterbuck, steenbok, klipspringer and other antelope species thrive in the reserve.

The diverse variety of habitats contributes to a well-balanced and exciting predator to prey ratio.


Mother zebras are the sole caretakers of their foals. It is therefore vital that a young zebra is able to recognize its mother. In the first days after birth a mother keeps all other zebras away, familiarizing her young with her smell, her unique pattern of stripes and her voice.

Zebras are social animals that spend time in herds. They graze together, primarily on grass, and must be constantly wary of danger lurking nearby. If an animal is attacked, its family will come to its defense, circling the wounded zebra and attempting to drive off predators by kicking.