The Brown-backed Tree Frog can reach a length of 5 to 6 cm.
They are light-brown on the back with a mark in the shape of a horseshoe.
In South Africa they can only be found in northern KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
The Brown-backed Tree Frog is found in woodland habitat near pans.
At night they call from trees and they spend their days in their burrows.