• Practical Training for Nature Guides in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on The Nature Site Guiding Initiative was instituted by the Western Cape Community Education and Training College and funded by UIF.  Unemployed individuals throughout the Western Cape were encouraged to apply for this 6 months skills development program. Five hundred individuals... Read more »

    Posted on   After a very disappointing first two months of this year, March rainfall has been splendid. At just a touch over a hundred mm, this March was significantly ahead of the equivalent figure for last year and the ten year... Read more »
  • Masked Vlei Spider

    Posted on Leucauge festiva (Masked Vlei Spider) The spider species Leucauge festiva, commonly known as Masked Vlei Spider, belongs to the genus Leucauge, in the family Tetragnathidae.  The body and leg shapes and the green, black and yellow markings of Leucauge females make... Read more »
  • Steenbok Nature Reserve – Virtual AGM

    Posted on Dear Members, Due to the Covid pandemic, this year’s Annual General Meeting will be held virtually by email. Please find the Notice of Meeting and the necessary documentation below: Notice of Meeting and Agenda https://www.steenboknaturereserve.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Notice-of-Meeting-and-Agenda.pdf Financial Statements 2020 https://www.steenboknaturereserve.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Financial-statements-2020.pdf Chairman’s... Read more »

    Posted on Dear followers, volunteers, supporters and friends, It is with heavy but happy hearts that both Diana Stromberg & myself, Laetitia Bensley – have resigned from our respective Steenbok duties and responsabilities effective from the 31st of October. Diana has been involved... Read more »

    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 »

    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 »

    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 »