Hyraxes look like big guinea pigs and live in rock piles, cliffs, and trees. Their rubbery-soled feet are specially adapted for climbing. Hyraxes live in rocks of all kinds, from small kopjes to mountain peaks and gorges. Locations must offer vegetation, sunning places, and cavities for shelter and refuge. We have seen Rock Hyraxes, called Rock Dassies by some, atop Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, and in the Kuiseb Canyon on the Tropic of Capricorn, Namibia.