• Eriocephalus africanus L.

    Posted on Family: Asteraceae Common names: wild rosemary (Eng.), wilderoosmaryn, kapokbos (Afr.) An easy way to identify wild rosemary is the thin needle-shaped leaves that are arranged in tufts along the branches.  These light grey, green leaves are designed to reflect sunlight... Read more »
  • MAINTENANCE IN STEENBOK

    Posted on Maintenance and upgrade of irrigation system One of the features of this exercise was the complete replacement of the drip system watering young trees in the tree copses along the concrete pathway.   To ensure consistent water pressure at each of... Read more »
  • HUNTERS AND SCAVENGERS

    Posted on THE HUNTER This Spotted Eagle Owl can often be seen perched on the branches of the milkwood trees near the tennis courts.  This well camouflaged owl hunts at night it has very acute hearing, enabling it to pinpoint the tiniest... Read more »
  • SANParks in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on Did you know….  Every 10 to 12 days, as part of the Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Program, SANParks sends a team to clean up along the estuary wall all the way from the Tow Path entrance to Kingfisher Creek.  The... Read more »
  • Medicinal plant in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on Hypoxis hemerocallidea Family: Hypoxidaceae Common names: star flower, yellow star, geelsterretjie, gifbol (Afr.), tshuka (Xhosa) Description Tuberous perennial with strap-like leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers. Conservation Status Hypoxis hemerocallidea is not listed as a threatened plant in the SANBI Red... Read more »
  • Autumn equinox

    Posted on This year, in 2019, the full moon came less than 4 hours after the arrival of the March 20th equinox, making this the closest coincidence of the March equinox and full moon since March 20, 2000. The last time the... Read more »
  • LATEST RAINFALL CHARTS

    Posted on Most of February was very dry indeed, but a welcome burst right at the end of the month, brought the total to almost spot on the 10 year average. Similarly if you look at the Cumulative graph you will see... Read more »
  • MANCOM meeting in March

    Posted on The following were reported at our MANCOM meeting held on 8 March SANParks has confirmed that in terms of proposed revisions to the Knysna Protected Environment regulations Steenbok will be recognised as a Protected Environment. Alien clearance at the south... Read more »