Ratelfontein's varied topography and diverse vegetation supports substantial herds of antelope, from the plains-dwelling Springbok to the Mountain Reedbuck. Twenty five different species of antelope roam the plains of Ratelfontein, including the rare Arabian Oryx, Scimitar-horned Oryx, Red Lechwe, Indian Blackbuck and Sable Antelope.
Keep a look out for American Bison that were donated to the private reserve as well. Ratelfontein is one of a few places outside of America where you will see these majestic animals in the wild.
The great karoo
The Great Karoo, a semi-arid area covering much of central South Africa, is home to many indigenous antelope such as Springbok, Kudu, Gemsbok, Hartebees, Eland and Wildebees. The Great Karoo is also the most sparsely populated area of the country. 'Ratelfontein', so named in 1838, lies in the heart of this wild land, extending over 38,000 acres and home to more than 2,000 head of indigenous and exotic plains game.