South Africa Wildlife – South Africa has various landscapes namely forests, coastal vegetation, grasslands, mountains, deserts and more as they are sub-divided further into different vegetation types depending on their characteristics. They are favorable for different animals for provision of food, shelter, water, hunting and comfort. South Africa is characterized with savannah grasslands with less trees, bushes and shrubs. There are 230 mammals, a few reptiles and amphibians and primates. On a safari in South Africa, the common sightings you’ll spot are rhinos, buffaloes, lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, giraffes, blue wildebeests,kudus, impalas, cheetahs, hyenas, mangooses, jackals, baboons, tortoises, adders, frogs to mention but a few.