Kudu are one of the many antelope found at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and in the nearby Addo Elephant National Park.
We have a number of kudu on our private game reserve and encourage guests to walk or drive the reserve to spot these beautiful creatures.
- Kudu usually reach 4 to 5 feet and the males are larger than the females.
- Male kudu have long, spiral horns.
- Kudu have white lateral stripes and spots on their body. This provides camouflage to help protect against predators.
- Kudu freeze when they sense danger.
- Kudu are herbivores. They eat mainly grass, roots, leaves, fruits and tubers.
- Kudu are one the loudest antelope. They make a barking sound to communicate.
- Male kudu live alone or sometimes in bachelor groups.
- Female kudu live in the small groups.
- Mating season starts at the end of the rainy season. Pregnancy lasts eight months and ends with a single baby.
- Young kudu grow quickly and take care of themselves from 6 months.
- Kudu can live up to 8 years in the wild and up to 23 years in the captivity.
Read for more on other game at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge.