• 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 »
  • 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 »