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Versfeld Pass

The fauna of the area is limited somewhat as the region is predominantly farmland.

Klipspringers, grey rhebok and grysbok are abundant and easily seen.

Leopard, Caracal, wild cat, mongoose, genet and other predators are found here, but are seldom seen.

About 100 bird species, including the endemic Cape rockjumper and numerous raptors like black eagle, goshawk and jackal buzzard, occur here.

Tortoises are absent and snakes scarce, because of the high altitudes and cold winters, although sandsnakes and boomslang are occasionally spotted.

A few rare lizard species occur, most notably the southern rock lizard, Australolacerta australis.

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