Crag Lizards are rock specialists and are dependent on certain rock types for their survival.
Table Mountain sandstone provides the Cape Crag Lizard with the necessary crevices to survive. They are diurnal and are heliothermic and spend the early mornings and late afternoons basking to regulate their body temperatures.
Males are often brightly colored, while the females are fairly drab in coloration. Cape Crag Lizards are ambush hunters and utilise their elevated basking positions to pounce on unsuspecting prey.