• Rhynchosia caribaea

    Posted on Family: Fabaceae Common names: snoutbean (Eng.); rankboontjie (Afr.) The flowers are 9–20 mm long, yellow with purple or dark blue stripes, glabrous. The fruit a pod, 20–35 × 5–9 mm, falcate, not inflated, and covered in long, silky, golden, glandular hairs. The... Read more »
  • Spring clearing in Steenbok

    Posted on Ivy Garden Services clearing weeds, grass and alien invasive species growing among the indigenous plants along the path at the Harbor entrance of Steenbok Nature Reserve.   Examples of a few troublesome weeds that are not list on NEMBA legislation... Read more »
  • Steenbok pioneers

    Posted on Joan Nichol who passed away in 2004 recognised the importance of preserving Steenbok Park as a special area and undertook dedicated service in researching and recording the legal alternatives for the establishment of the Park as an environmentally protected area.... Read more »
  • African Sacred Ibis – Roberts No: 91

    Posted on The shallow waters along side the Tow Path and in the Salt Marsh favorite feeding areas for these hungry birds.  They are described as a conspicuous fairly large white bird with black head and neck, and large decurved bill. Gregarious.... Read more »
  • Albuca cooperi

    Posted on Common names: soldier in the box (Eng.); geldbeursie (Afr.) (little money purse); blougif (Afr.) (blue poison). This bulbous perennial which grows 35 – 60 cm high, bears two, three or sometimes four narrow, channelled leaves. The leaf margins are rolled... Read more »
  • Crematogaster peringueiy

    Posted on Commonly known as the black cocktail ant or swartwipgatmier (Afrikaans) These ants are always immediately recognizable for their ability to ‘cock their tails’, ie raise their gasters almost over their heads when alarmed.  The gaster contains the ant’s heart, digestive system, and chemical weaponry.... Read more »
  • The Shy Vlei Rat

    Posted on We have recently had a number of queries about this fascinating little rodent.  In response our team has gone out and taken new pictures of this shy creature, and updated the vlei rat profile on our website.  The pic on... Read more »
  • Scadoxus membranaceus

    Posted on Common name;  blood lily Family name;  amaryllidaceae Flower color;  orange Flowering time;  September, October, November. The orange flowers, resembling a brush, are enclosed in  a large, cup-shaped, olive green calyx . When the flowers start to fade, bright, fat, red berries appear... Read more »
  • Women’s day in Steenbok

    Posted on Calling themselves ‘the Steenbokkies’ , these volunteers took time off to pose for a pic on a warm sunny Womens’ Day in the Reserve. Usually they are hard at work behind the scenes in the Reserve or at their computers... Read more »
  • Waterbird Count in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on In 1993 Lorna Watt, of WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa), initiated with other Knysna birders, the twice-yearly Co-ordinated Waterbird Count (CWAC) in Knysna. This project reaches the whole of South Africa and records information for non- passerine... Read more »