Golden moles, as a whole, are endemic to the Southern African sub-region. Gunning´s Golden Moles are known only from the Woodbush Forest and the Agatha Forest reserve. The Golden Mole is a montane forest and grassland species. It feeds on ground-dwelling insects, and those found on the surface. Blind, but with excellent burrowing skills, it makes runs of tunnels just below the surface of the soil, which can be seen as cracks on the surface. It is threatened by alien forestry, human settlements and frequent fires.