SANParks in Steenbok Nature Reserve

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 rubbish, if not collected, would eventually end up polluting the estuary. The litter collected consists mainly of fishing gut, plastic packets, glass & plastic bottles, bottle tops and cigarette butts.
By midday, each of Katarina’s cleaning team was carrying a full, heavy bag to Green Hole for sorting into recycle and non- recycle bags before being taken away. 

Steenbok Nature Reserve takes pride in not only having a beautiful fauna and flora, but also in making sure that the public is aware of the rules and regulations in place to protect the reserve. In that respect, what a great pleasure it was to meet up with Nick Ocker, one of the 15 Honorary Rangers from SANParks, and go through the bait collecting issues. The important thing to keep in mind is that all along the sea wall around Steenbok, it is illegal to collect bait of any kind, no prawns, no worms, nothing. As members of the public, walking, running and cycling the entire reserve at all times of the day, we can help by reporting illegal baiting. Contact SANParks on 044 382 2085 and they will dispatch a ranger to resolve the issue. 


If you would like to become an Honorary Ranger for SANParks, visit their webpage: or come and meet them on the second Thursday of every month at 6pm in the board room at SANParks offices. Let’s stand together and make sure we protect our estuary.