• Teaching the youth about our Wetlands

    Posted on Early in February a planned Wetlands Day excursion by Knysna Municipality YCOP for Thembelitsha Primary School to Steenbok Nature Reserve, to raise awareness of the value and benefits of wetlands was unfortunately called off due to an administrative problem. Instead,... Read more »
  • FRIDAY 13TH QUIZZ ANSWERS

    Posted on Let’s see how you got on….. What sport was played in Steenbok in the 1930’s?  GOLF What is the name of the first plant listed in the Steenbok database? ABUTILON SONNERATIANUM How much does it cost to get into Steenbok? NOTHING,... Read more »
  • Ta-DAH!

    Posted on   At the moment you may have seen the marvellous splashes of red colour dotted all over the Reserve.  These are the flowers of the Brunsvigia orientalis. Say it nice and posh:   “brunz – VIJ – ee – uh  ... Read more »
  • SHARP SHARP!

    Posted on       These words have been snipped with secateurs!  Read all about the Red Candelabra flower (Brunsvigia orientalis). With those words floating around in your head draw a line with your finger between each word-piece to put them back... Read more »
  • Interview with Clare B, a 9 year old from Knysna….

    Posted on I thought it would be fun and interesting to get a child’s perspective on Steenbok. Let’s see what she said!! 1 – How long have you been coming here? Since I was 2. 2 – Waow, aren’t you bored of... Read more »
  • Leisure Isle Festival!

    Posted on It’s that time of year!! We have a stall on Treasure Isle at the festival, 9th & 10th November.  And boy! do we have loads of goodies for you. There will be sensory boxes.  Stick your hand in them if... Read more »
  • Follow your nose…

    Posted on This pretty little purple flower is a bit of a stinker! It is the wild garlic plant (Tulbaghia violacea). The long, blueish-grey leaves are very smelly.  Useful to know – this stinkiness repels pests!  So if you are on a... Read more »
  • OCTOBER wassup?

    Posted on Knysna Rocks is a fun project that started after the horrible Knysna fires in 2017.  People paint rocks with feel-good, happy words or pictures.  These rocks are then placed like treasure around and about spreading a little joy and love.  There... Read more »
  • Paint your own ROCK!

    Posted on Celebrate ROCKtober! It’s not ROCKet science – find a stone or two.A nice smooth flattish one is best.Do a little spit and polish clean. And then get painting!!   When thinking what to write on your rock – remember what Cinderella’s... Read more »
  • Holidays + kids and/or pets + Spring = STEENBOK

    Posted on   Sooooo, the holidays are almost upon us and the kids will be needing fun things to do. This is how Steenbok can help: At the main entrance to Steenbok, you can find an information board with all the current... Read more »