• SANParks in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on Did you know….  Every 10 to 12 days, as part of the Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Program, SANParks sends a team to clean up along the estuary wall all the way from the Tow Path entrance to Kingfisher Creek.  The... Read more »
  • Medicinal plant in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on Hypoxis hemerocallidea Family: Hypoxidaceae Common names: star flower, yellow star, geelsterretjie, gifbol (Afr.), tshuka (Xhosa) Description Tuberous perennial with strap-like leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers. Conservation Status Hypoxis hemerocallidea is not listed as a threatened plant in the SANBI Red... Read more »
  • Autumn equinox

    Posted on This year, in 2019, the full moon came less than 4 hours after the arrival of the March 20th equinox, making this the closest coincidence of the March equinox and full moon since March 20, 2000. The last time the... Read more »

    Posted on Most of February was very dry indeed, but a welcome burst right at the end of the month, brought the total to almost spot on the 10 year average. Similarly if you look at the Cumulative graph you will see... Read more »
  • MANCOM meeting in March

    Posted on The following were reported at our MANCOM meeting held on 8 March SANParks has confirmed that in terms of proposed revisions to the Knysna Protected Environment regulations Steenbok will be recognised as a Protected Environment. Alien clearance at the south... Read more »
  • Site visit from Credo Environmental Services

    Posted on We are delighted to report that in the first year we have achieved significant success in our 5 year programme to bring under control the infestation of Alien Invasive Species in the area west of the tennis courts. This was... Read more »

    Posted on The monthly rainfall for March was 48 mm, which brings us to the end of the first quarter of 2019 with a cumulative rainfall of 131 mm.   As can be seen by the graph, this is substantially lower than... Read more »
  • Succession Plan

    Posted on As part of implementation of our recently adopted Succession Plan Diana Stromberg has been appointed Deputy Manager of Steenbok Nature Reserve. Roger Voysey reminisces on Diana’s involvement with Steenbok. “In the three years as a member of our management team... Read more »
  • December 2018 Rainfall

    Posted on At 35mm, the December rainfall was a bit disappointing. However, looking at 2018 as a whole, it’s been a good year – a smidgen ahead of the ten year average and way better than 2017. Our thanks to Peter Dieterich for his... Read more »
  • Early blooms in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on The Brunsvigia Orientalis Emergence of these spectacular crimson Candelabra flowers is a common sight in Steenbok during February, March and April. The bud of this large bulb pushes up through the sand on its sturdy stem before a leaf can be seen,... Read more »