Out of the 79 antelope species in Africa, 29 kinds of antelope are found in South Africa. This makes South Africa the largest natural habitat in the world for the antelope species.

The gazelle is the most common and largest antelope species, or tribe, in the world. The gazelle most often found in South Africa is the springbok gazelle. This particular antelope is the national symbol and the official mascot of the South Africa national rugby team. The eland is the largest antelope found in South Africa and can weigh up to 2,100 pounds (950 kg). They can be viewed in savannas, woodlands and various grasslands.