Hi, I saw your post and just had to reply
I posted a topic a while ago about a camera trap I set out around the Kirstenbosch area (last year). Although it was far from a comprehensive study/survey I thought that I’ll share my results over here:Mammals:
Porcupine – 43 sightings
Gray Squirrel – 27 sightings
Large-Spotted Genet – 20 sightings
Small Grey Mongoose – 9 sightings
Vlei Rat – 4 sightings
Caracal – 3 sightings (saw many spoor and droppings also)
Reddish-Grey Musk Shrew – 3 sightings
Verreaux’s Mouse – 2 sightings
Four-Striped Grass Mouse – 1 sighting
Domestic Cat – 1 sightingBirds (mostly very common species):
Olive Thrush – 4 sightings
Helmeted Guineafowl – 2 sightings
Cape Robin-Chat – 2 sightings
Red-eyed Dove – 1 sighting
Lemon Dove – 1 sighting
I put a lot of the photos, movies and information into my blog. If you find my old thread on this forum or Google for something like “caracal kirstenbosch” you should be able to get a link to the site for more info.
I’m sure there are still many more animals in Table Mountain NP, and even in the Kirstenbosch section. Maybe one day I’ll do another camera trapping session on Table Mountain and try to cover a larger section.
Sticking to the mountain I can add the following to the above list from firsthand experience:
A Baboon at Kirstenbosch (probably a dispersing male, I also saw him while driving through the Bishop’s Court suburb a few days later).
And "bigger" reptiles seem to count, so I'll add:
Two Cape Cobras next to the dirt road at Kirstenbosch (I see them frequently in the same area).
A couple of Tortoises at Kirstenbosch (not sure of species).
Interestingly I haven't seen any large herbivores (Grysbok, Duiker, even Tahrs), so I'm curious whether other people have seen any. I'm also not including the Dassies (Rock Hyrax) or the herbivores at the M3-N2 near Rhodes Memorial.
Looking forward to see what other people have seen