• Succession Plan

    Posted on As part of implementation of our recently adopted Succession Plan Diana Stromberg has been appointed Deputy Manager of Steenbok Nature Reserve. Roger Voysey reminisces on Diana’s involvement with Steenbok. “In the three years as a member of our management team... Read more »
  • December 2018 Rainfall

    Posted on At 35mm, the December rainfall was a bit disappointing. However, looking at 2018 as a whole, it’s been a good year – a smidgen ahead of the ten year average and way better than 2017. Our thanks to Peter Dieterich for his... Read more »
  • Early blooms in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on The Brunsvigia Orientalis Emergence of these spectacular crimson Candelabra flowers is a common sight in Steenbok during February, March and April. The bud of this large bulb pushes up through the sand on its sturdy stem before a leaf can be seen,... Read more »
  • The alien/invasive plants eradication program

    Posted on Following the extensive and successful alien/invasive plants eradication program implemented between April and October last year, it was necessary to take a break to allow a review of how the flora was responding. Three months later, the indigenous flora was... Read more »
  • Flowering now in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on Agapanthus praecox. These beautiful blue flowers can be seen at the entrance, in the indigenous garden and all along the pathways. The Rhizome are traditionally worn as a necklace by Xhosa brides to promotes child birth. Bitterbossie (Afr.) sighted in... Read more »
  • Steenbok Nature Reserve Management Committee Meeting

    Posted on At the recent meeting of the Steenbok MANCOM the following were discussed: Formal environmental protection from SANParks still awaited but on track. After a rest of two months weeding/spraying of new growth in aliens west of tennis courts now in... Read more »
  • Newsletter November 2018

    Posted on As we approach the holiday period and the end of what has been a busy year we issue this report in the form of a newsletter to be tabled at our annual general meeting to be held on 21 November... Read more »
  • Newsletter June 2018

    Posted on In June 2017 a fire swept through the greater Knysna region. For a period, roads to the East and West were closed and the wind was so strong that helicopters could not fly. The town was completely cut off and... Read more »
  • Newsletter April 2018

    Posted on On the 28 March we held the Twelfth Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Steenbok Nature Reserve Trust. This newsletter provides a general update and a summary of the reports presented at this meeting. Read more »