• GERANIUM INCANUM

    Posted on Carpet geranium (Eng.); vroubossie (Afr.) This low-growing Geranium is one of the real Geraniums and is currently busy producing their beautiful pink/violet blooms.  Even though the flowers are quite small, the large quantity of them does turn the grounds of... Read more »
  • TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SALT MARSH

    Posted on Whilst walking in the salt marsh area of the Northern shores of Leisure Isle, particularly those of Kingfisher Creek, you might want to stop and take a closer look at some of its flora. Even if the small patch does... Read more »
  • “It’s raining again”

    Posted on The rainfall for the month of September was 80 mm, which is markedly higher than both last year’s figure as well as the ten year average. Similarly the Cumulative figure for the first nine months of this is ahead of... Read more »
  • ANOTHER WONDERFUL TREE IN STEENBOK

    Posted on ACOKANTHERA OPPOSITIFOLIA Bushman’s Poison (Eng.);  Boesmansgif (Afr.) Tree  number 639 Look out for this evergreen to semi-deciduous tree on the other side of the footpath to the Indigenous Garden. Easy to recognise with its reddish young stems and thick, leathery,... Read more »
  • Brightly coloured flowers are a welcome sight in Steenbok Nature Reserve during the spring months. 

    Posted on Below are photos of flowers and a map showing you where to find them. Pelargonium capitatum,  Zaluzianskya capensis and Silene undulata – can be seen in a field of indigenous flowers west of the tennis courts. Utopia Clivia – this red... Read more »
  • ARBOR MONTH IN STEENBOK : OCHNA SERRULATA

    Posted on Tree number: 479.1 Common names: Mickey Mouse bush, carnival bush (Eng.); fynblaarrooihout (Afr.) This gem of a tree was recently discovered in Steenbok right at the tip of the Reserve along Links Drive, near the wooden fencing. Currently showing off... Read more »
  • ARBOR MONTH IN STEENBOK – Grewia occidentalis

    Posted on Grewia occidentalis – SA Tree Number: 463 A much branched, evergreen shrub or semi climber that grows in protected positions among other species of trees.  An excellent example of this can be seen at the west end of Kingfisher Creek. The... Read more »
  • ARBOR MONTH IN STEENBOK: VIRGILIA DIVARICATA

    Posted on To carry on celebrating Arbor month, we will today look at the PINK KEURBOOM – tree number 221. This small to medium sized tree is bushy, rounded to conical in shape and can be found in our tree copse along... Read more »
  • ARBOR MONTH IN STEENBOK – A Memorial Tree for Cherry Bullard, donated by Jeremy and Anne Allan.

    Posted on Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus Family: Celastraceae Common names: candlewood, cherrywood (English), kershout (Afrikaans), uTwina (isiXhosa). SA Tree No: 409 This sweet scented, floral tree, donated by Jeremy and Anne Allan is in memory of Cherry Bullard.  John Moll from Roots to Shoots... Read more »
  • August 2020 Rainfall Charts

    Posted on We recorded 136 mm in August, which is the third highest monthly rainfall for August during  the last 20 years!!! A huge thanks to Peter Godsell and Peter Dieterich for supplying Steenbok Nature Reserve with accurate monthly rainfall figures and... Read more »