• Crotalaria capensis

    Posted on Tree number: 225.12   Family: Fabaceae Common names: Cape rattle-pod (Eng.); Kaapse klapperpeul (Afr.) This fast growing tree is aptly named the Cape rattle-pod because, as you walk through the paths at Kingfisher Creek at the moment, you can hear... Read more »
  • Rainfall June 2019

    Posted on Rainfall was a disappointing 37 mm compared with a ten-year average of of 72mm for June. The cumulative graph, comparing this year with last, looks curiously like the score-chart graph in an evenly matched world cup cricket match! Thanks to... Read more »

    Posted on   Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus Candlewood (Eng.); kershout (Afr.) Tree Number: 409 Watch out for this beauty at the moment, actually you cannot miss it due to its numerous bright orange seed pods which are carried all along its branches making this... Read more »
  • Aloes, beautiful aloes….

    Posted on These three majestic Aloes will be entertaining our visitors for the next month or two. Bright colours and impressive heights make these giants our show stoppers during autumn and early winter. While A. ferox and A. arborescens display bright orange... Read more »
  • Clivia nobilis

    Posted on It’s always nice to come across some plants in Steenbok that have not previously been recorded and were not even part of our Webpage. The new addition is Clivia nobilis. Common name: Eastern Cape clivia (Eng.) Family: Amaryllidaceae Spotted in the... Read more »
  • The very famous Mudprawn (Upogebia Africana)

    Posted on Everyone in South Africa is familiar with the Mudprawns and most fishermen would have used them for bait at some point. The Steenbok boundary bordering the lagoon is abundant in this aquatic species for several reasons: The Mudprawn habitat –... Read more »

    Posted on       At the beginning of April, Steenbok Nature Reserve received a kind donation of R2500 from WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa).  The money will be used for the maintenance and development of Steenbok Nature... Read more »

    Posted on Awesome fun for the teams that spent a great morning on Leisure Island as part of Enhanced Throwdown Family Day event.  Steenbok Nature Reserve hosted a few of the workouts and the Seedpod was the obvious place for the prize... Read more »
  • Leonotis leonurus

    Posted on Leonotis leonurus Welcomes visitors to Steenbok Nature Reserve Common names: wild dagga (Eng.); wildedagga, duiwelstabak (Afr); Ecology: Leonotis leonurus is primarily bird pollinated and the flower presentation and pollination mechanisms are all structured to support this type of pollinator.  The flowers... Read more »