• Bird Watching in Steenbok

    Posted on There are quite a few places in Steenbok Nature Reserve to enjoy this pass-time. Land’s End is a perfect place to sit quietly and watch plovers moving quickly along the water’s edge.  Plover, White fronted, are occasional visitor to Leisure... Read more »
  • A walk in Steenbok with Ingrid Meter

    Posted on Gladiolus dalenii   Common names:  African gladiolus (Eng.); papegaai-gladiolus (Afr.); khahla-e-kholo (South Sotho) Family:  Iridaceae Take a walk along the high tide path to Kingfisher Creek to see these stunning beauties, flowering in May, even though their normal flowering time... Read more »
  • Virgilia divaricata

    Posted on Common names: pink Blossom Tree, pink Keurboom (Eng.); keurboom, amakwasboom (Afr.) Family: Fabaceae SA Tree No: 221 This small to medium sized tree is a very affective pioneer plant.  It has a bushy, rounded to broadly conical growth habit with... Read more »
  • APRIL RAINFALL GRAPHS

    Posted on We enjoyed an excellent rainfall of 62 mm in the month of April.  This brings the cumulative rainfall for the first four months of this year to 193mm. This is close as makes no difference to the 10 year cumulative... Read more »
  • A night visit from Knysna Basin Project

    Posted on One of the advantages of Steenbok Nature Reserve being always open is that students are able to collect night time data for their projects. The entrance to the Reserve is home to quite a few Knysna Dwarf Chameleons and Knysna... Read more »
  • Searsia crenata

    Posted on Family: AnacardiaceaeCommon names: Dune crow-berry; duinekraaibessie (Afr.)SA Tree No: 380.1 Searsia crenata is a member of the Anacardiaceae, the mango family.  This small tree or shrub is low branching, multi-stemmed and clump forming with a rounded canopy that hugs the... Read more »
  • VOLUNTEERS IN STEENBOK NATURE RESERVE

    Posted on The water at the two aquifer ponds (one where the pump is, and the other one lower down which is big enough for dogs to lie down in) comes straight out of the aquifer and does not get any chemicals... Read more »
  • COLOURFUL FLOWERS IN STEENBOK NATURE RESERVE

    Posted on    Senecio burchellii Family Name: ASTERACEAE Common Name: Geelgifbossie Please don’t eat the daisies, This plant is toxic. Senecio is a large genus of annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, small trees and vines classified within the daisy family. They are... Read more »
  • Aloiampelos ciliaris var. ciliaris

    Posted on    Family:  Asphodelaceae Common names:  climbing aloe (Eng.); rank-aalwyn (Afr.) It was previously called Aloe ciliaris var. ciliaris  but along with other small shrubby scrambling aloes has been moved to the genus Aloiampelos.  According to Dr G.W. Reynolds, Aloiampelos ciliaris... Read more »