Inhabits savannah woodlands, inclusive of a wide variety of woodland types. It favours trees with suitable holes for nesting, such as Mopani. Failing the availability of nesting crevices in trees, will sometimes use holes in the ground.
Where they are found:
The southern limit of this rodent’s distribution, extends into the woodland savannah regions of North Western, Northern and Mpumalanga Provinces, and from here eastwards to Swaziland and Mozambique.