• Clivia miniata var. citrina

    Posted on   Planted in April 2016 by Roger Voysey and Linsay Durham, these light yellow coloured Clivias are still a beautiful sight at the main entrance to Steenbok by the bird bath. This perennial, clump forming plant is very well know in its... Read more »
  • Rhynchosia caribaea

    Posted on Family: Fabaceae Common names: snoutbean (Eng.); rankboontjie (Afr.) The flowers are 9–20 mm long, yellow with purple or dark blue stripes, glabrous. The fruit a pod, 20–35 × 5–9 mm, falcate, not inflated, and covered in long, silky, golden, glandular hairs. The... Read more »
  • Spring clearing in Steenbok

    Posted on Ivy Garden Services clearing weeds, grass and alien invasive species growing among the indigenous plants along the path at the Harbor entrance of Steenbok Nature Reserve.   Examples of a few troublesome weeds that are not list on NEMBA legislation... Read more »
  • Steenbok pioneers

    Posted on Joan Nichol who passed away in 2004 recognised the importance of preserving Steenbok Park as a special area and undertook dedicated service in researching and recording the legal alternatives for the establishment of the Park as an environmentally protected area.... Read more »
  • August rainfall

    Posted on Constancy is not a word that belongs in weather reporting. After the splendid rainfall of 96 mm in July, we have retreated to the sparse amount of only 26 mm in August. The cumulative rainfall for January to August 2019... Read more »
  • African Sacred Ibis – Roberts No: 91

    Posted on The shallow waters along side the Tow Path and in the Salt Marsh favorite feeding areas for these hungry birds.  They are described as a conspicuous fairly large white bird with black head and neck, and large decurved bill. Gregarious.... Read more »
  • Colours in the Indigenous Gardens

    Posted on As you enter the Indigenous Gardens, you are currently being welcomed by many brightly coloured plants, here are 4 to look out for: 1- Geranium incanum Common names: Carpet geranium (Eng.); berate, vroubossie (Afr.) Picture left – This is an... Read more »
  • Albuca cooperi

    Posted on Common names: soldier in the box (Eng.); geldbeursie (Afr.) (little money purse); blougif (Afr.) (blue poison). This bulbous perennial which grows 35 – 60 cm high, bears two, three or sometimes four narrow, channelled leaves. The leaf margins are rolled... Read more »
  • Crematogaster peringueiy

    Posted on Commonly known as the black cocktail ant or swartwipgatmier (Afrikaans) These ants are always immediately recognizable for their ability to ‘cock their tails’, ie raise their gasters almost over their heads when alarmed.  The gaster contains the ant’s heart, digestive system, and chemical weaponry.... Read more »
  • Salvia aurea (previously S. africana-lutea)

    Posted on This species was previously known as Salvia africana-lutea, however, according to the rules of botanical nomenclature, hyphenated names should not be used. The first part of the old species name, africana, means ‘of Africa’ which is the plant’s origin and... Read more »