Horse units are used in various game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal. These rangers can patrol off-road and have a higher vantage point. This allows them to look out over the long summer grass. Horses are silent and mask human scents. By using horses, the daily patrols extend from 10 km on foot to 30 km on horseback, which means that a larger area can be covered. Because of the use of horses, rangers are less tired when contact is made with poachers. The reaction time of a mounted ranger is shorter, which increases the chance of picking up a poacher quickly.