• Crotalaria capensis

    Posted on Tree number: 225.12   Family: Fabaceae Common names: Cape rattle-pod (Eng.); Kaapse klapperpeul (Afr.) This fast growing tree is aptly named the Cape rattle-pod because, as you walk through the paths at Kingfisher Creek, you can hear the dried pods which... Read more »
  • Sign relocation at Kingfisher Creek

    Posted on Three signs which were previously located in the sensitive inter-tidal area of Kingfisher Creek have at last been relocated to a more suitable position. With the support of SANParks, SNR we appointed Corine Lambrechts from Acton Signs to carefully remove the... Read more »
  • A Scented, Winter shrub

    Posted on Metalasia muricata ENGLISH:- white bristle bush  AFRIKAANS:- blombos, witsteekbossie SA TREE No. 736 DESCRIPTION – Erect, woody shrub up to 2.5m, the leaves are often curved backwards, twisted and hooked at the tips.  The margins are rolled under. The honey scented flower... Read more »
  • Rainfall June 2019

    Posted on Rainfall was a disappointing 37 mm compared with a ten-year average of of 72mm for June. The cumulative graph, comparing this year with last, looks curiously like the score-chart graph in an evenly matched world cup cricket match! Thanks to... Read more »
  • New Dog Poop signs

    Posted on New Informative signs are being placed along the pathways to bring awareness of the ongoing problems of pollution caused by dog poop.  Steenbok thanks KAWS and Knysna Basin Project for their support.              The signs have... Read more »
  • The irrigation maintenance team in Steenbok

    Posted on Mihan of O.D.S. landscaping had a walkabout with Louis Krige.   Mihan does a quarterly maintenance check of the irrigation system and  Louis is on hand as a Steenbok volunteer to do frequent checks that the system is running properly... Read more »
  • A walk in Steenbok with Esther Townsend

    Posted on      Credo Environmental Services have agreed that, without consultation with affected residents, no further major clearing will be undertaken on the high-tide pathway to Kingfisher Creek and that the involvement of Credo will be extended to a further visit and... Read more »
  • TREE OF THE MONTH : THE CANDLEWOOD

    Posted on   Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus Candlewood (Eng.); kershout (Afr.) Tree Number: 409 Watch out for this beauty at the moment, actually you cannot miss it due to its numerous bright orange seed pods which are carried all along its branches making this... Read more »
  • Heliophila subulata

    Posted on Heliophila meaning ’sun’ and phílos, meaning “dear” or “beloved”, refers to the blooms opening in sun and closing at night or in overcast conditions. Family: Brassicaceae (mustard family) Common name: Wild flax The majority of the species grow in the... Read more »
  • Steenbok Nature Reserve welcomes new volunteers

    Posted on Louis and Barbara Krige are familiar faces on Leisure Isle.  They regard themselves as an ‘old Knysna’ family.  Barbara’s grandfather had the parish at Belvedere, and bought land on Leisure Island when it was first laid out as residential suburb... Read more »