• MANCOM meeting in March

    Posted on The following were reported at our MANCOM meeting held on 8 March SANParks has confirmed that in terms of proposed revisions to the Knysna Protected Environment regulations Steenbok will be recognised as a Protected Environment. Alien clearance at the south... Read more »
  • Site visit from Credo Environmental Services

    Posted on We are delighted to report that in the first year we have achieved significant success in our 5 year programme to bring under control the infestation of Alien Invasive Species in the area west of the tennis courts. This was... Read more »
  • MARCH RAINFALL GRAPHS

    Posted on The monthly rainfall for March was 48 mm, which brings us to the end of the first quarter of 2019 with a cumulative rainfall of 131 mm.   As can be seen by the graph, this is substantially lower than... Read more »
  • 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 »