Common Name

Cape grysbok

Afrikaanse naam

Kaapse Grysbok



Scientific Name

Raphicerus melanotis
Cape grysbok


A small compact antelope - about 54cm at shoulder and weighing about 10kg. Reddish-brown grizzled with white hairs - grading to yellowish-brown on face and legs. Buffy underparts. Males have shorter - slightly forward slanting horns - up to 12cm. Inhabiting thick bush and wooded areas on lower slopes and kloofs. Solitary with small ranges of 1-4ha. Mainly nocturnal resting in thick cover during the day.