The Northern Forest Rain Frog is endemic to the Limpopo Province, occuring on the Blouberg, Soutpansberg, Wolkberg and Drakensberg ranges. It is restricted to fragments of natural habitat that have not been transformed into plantations or human settlements. Roads fragment the remaining suitable habitat, causing large-scale die-offs during the breeding season, when the frogs are active. Frogs are susceptible to global warming and pollution due to their thin, bloodrich skins. Adult Northern Rain Frogs hibernate underground or underneath rocks and logs during winter. They emerge with the spring rains and have a distinct long whistle as a mating call.