South African zebras usually live in small groups, with a ratio of one male – five females.

With a weight of 240 – 372 kg, the South African zebra is considered a magical symbol of South Africa. South African zebras are also the longest living horse with a lifespan of 25 years or more and the longest 30 years. However, this species was not purebred and the only individual kept in a zoo in South Africa died in early 1990. Mountain zebras do not mix with large herds like the zebra plains, they make up small groups of a single horse and have 1-5 mares, along with their offspring. The lone males live in separate groups, the adult males try to kidnap the small mare to set up a harem. In it they will be opposed by the dominant stallions of the group.

Cape mountain zebras distribute in small groups of two types: family groups and solitary groups. A family group consists of an adult horse and up to about five mares (usually two or three) plus their offspring. Relationships for which the mare cannot be loosely linked in single groups. Members of an ordinary family group stay together for many years; A stallion in Mount Zebra National Park is known to have stayed with his herd for over a decade until it was at least 17 years old.

Cape Mountain zebras leave out their mother women sometimes between the ages of 13-37 months. Mares will give birth to one ponies at a time. The horse is mainly breastfed for about a year, after which it is weaned and fodder. Males may wander alone for a while before joining a group of single males, while males are either incorporated into a herd or joined by a male single group to form a new breed.

Like other zebras, they are ferocious, difficult to tame, their nature is difficult to predict, often like to kick back or bite.