• The Shy Vlei Rat

    Posted on We have recently had a number of queries about this fascinating little rodent.  In response our team has gone out and taken new pictures of this shy creature, and updated the vlei rat profile on our website.  The pic on... Read more »
  • Scadoxus membranaceus

    Posted on Common name;  blood lily Family name;  amaryllidaceae Flower color;  orange Flowering time;  September, October, November. The orange flowers, resembling a brush, are enclosed in  a large, cup-shaped, olive green calyx . When the flowers start to fade, bright, fat, red berries appear... Read more »
  • Women’s day in Steenbok

    Posted on Calling themselves ‘the Steenbokkies’ , these volunteers took time off to pose for a pic on a warm sunny Womens’ Day in the Reserve. Usually they are hard at work behind the scenes in the Reserve or at their computers... Read more »
  • July’s rainfall chart

    Posted on July has been an excellent month in the rainfall department.  The total of 96 mm makes it the best month of this year.   As can be seen from the cumulative graph, we are keeping close to the ten year... Read more »
  • Waterbird Count in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on In 1993 Lorna Watt, of WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa), initiated with other Knysna birders, the twice-yearly Co-ordinated Waterbird Count (CWAC) in Knysna. This project reaches the whole of South Africa and records information for non- passerine... Read more »
  • Ashford school pays Steenbok a visit

    Posted on What a pleasure it was to meet teachers Dirk and Rita Lagerwerf and be asked to take their 8 students from Grade 4 & 5 from Ashford School around Steenbok!(picture left) The sharp-eyed youngsters were extremely good at spotting our... Read more »
  • News from Peter Godsell

    Posted on Peter was one of the original signatories to the trust deed incorporating the Trust on 15 July 2007.  He has served the Trust diligently for the past 12 years, has been responsible for setting up and administering the Friends of... Read more »
  • Winter pruning in Steenbok

    Posted on “Open vistas, wide skies, a feeling of space, and varied views within and beyond the park” is listed in the Steenbok Landscape Management Program as our foremost attribute. This is being achieved with the recently commenced annual pruning and removal... Read more »
  • A field of yellow in Steenbok

    Posted on Oxalis pes-caprae Common Name:   Eng; Cape sorrel  Afr;  geelsuring The name Oxalis comes from the Greek oxis, which means acid, referring to the sour-tasting sap. This stemless perennial bearing clusters of 3-20 canary coloured flowers are an important food... Read more »
  • Trimming at Roger’s Way

    Posted on       The Ivy Garden Service team hard at work again in Steenbok Nature Reserve.    Roger’s Way was established in 2008 and is a magical pathway linking Kingfisher Creek and Steenbok Park.  The trimming of the vegetation will... Read more »