The voluntary feed and water intake by springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) and two breeds of sheep (Ovis spp.) were investigated by means of trials conducted in pens. The dry-matter intake (g DM/kg W0,75/d) by the respective animals was as follows: springbok 90,5; Dorper 82,4; and Merino 88,6. These differences were not statistically significant (P <0,01). In terms of stock units the sheep: springbok ratio given in the literature is 1: 2,4 which compares favourably with the ratio of 1: 2,1 which was derived from dry-matter intake. Water intake by the springbok was significantly (P <0,01) less than by either breed of sheep. The volume of water taken in (ml/g DM/d) by the respective animals was as follows: springbok 1,9; Dorper 2,7; Merino 2,9.