• The official results for the City Nature Challenge 2021

    Posted on A total of 419 places registered across the world and the results for the Garden Route District were; Total observations: 19977 placing the Garden Route in 11th position. Total species: 3073 placing the Garden Route in 5th position.   Congratulations... Read more »
  • Spider spotting in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on The best time to look for spiders in winter is between 7.30 am and 9.30 am when the dew is still heavy on their webs. Spiders are not hard to find in Steenbok, walk along the paved pathway and you... Read more »
  • Bees in Steenbok

    Posted on Why do we need bees? Nearly ninety percent of the flowering plants found in the Reserve rely on bees for assistance with pollination. Steenbok has one permanent bee hive in the large milkwood tree at the Harbor Entrance. This hive... Read more »
  • Keeping Steenbok Natural

    Posted on Most of our friends, when asked, love the natural look of Steenbok Nature Reserve.  This is achieved with careful consideration of how the gardens in the Reserve are planned, planted and maintained. All this is done in order to achieve... Read more »
  • Colourful Clivias kindly donated to Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on A huge thank you to Penny Lennon, a long time Friend of Steenbok, who has generously donated 18 clivias for the Main Entrance Gardens in Steenbok Nature Reserve. Penny started propagating her clivias soon after she purchased her first one... Read more »
  • APRIL RAINFALL REPORT

    Posted on After a stunningly good rainfall in March, the April figure is very disappointing. At only 20 mm, this year’s figure is less than half of the ten year average (52mm) and less than last year’s figure of 27mm. Like life... Read more »
  • WHO IS CARING FOR OUR COASTLINE?

    Posted on SANParks Biodiversity Social Project Working for the Coast  This project is managed by Thobela Mata & Scott Ronaldson from SANParks. The Objectives of the project are: to improve and conserve the natural environment and ensure well-maintained recreational areas. to help... Read more »
  • Searsia crenata flowering now in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on Searsia crenata (Thunb.) Moffet Family: Anacardiaceae (mango family) Common names: dune crow-berry; duinekraaibessie SA Tree No: 380.1 This plant was previously known as Rhus crenata.   Searsia is a mainly tropical to subtropical genus of about 250 species. 62 species... Read more »
  • Municipality helping out in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on A huge thank you to the Knysna Municipal Parks Department staff who worked in Steenbok this week.  Meetings and discussions were held with both management and staff to agree on procedures to be followed, to align with our own garden... Read more »
  • Knysna Photographic Society Visits Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on ‘It is always exciting to see a place you love through the lens of another photographer.’ – Anon. The group every month picks a different venue for a photoshoot, and Steenbok was chosen for the month of April.   The... Read more »