We charge for attendance at field and certain other events:

R50 per adult and R10 per child 11 years and under with the option of paying R150 PER FAMILY for annual subscription. 

Some venues will also require an entrance fee which must be paid by each individual. 

For field trips we will supply vials, magnifiers, plastic pill bottles and some other basic collecting equipment but please bring your own if you have as well as any reference books, a picnic lunch, adequate water, a hat and good walking shoes.

Book on info@spiderclub.co.za or
SMS / WhatsApp 073 168-7187 or
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June 2018


10 June 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kloofendal Eco Centre, Kloofendal Eco Centre, Kloofendal, Roodepoort
Roodepoort, Gauteng South Africa
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Kloofendal Eco Centre, Kloofendal Roodepoort. Time 14:00 – 17:00 TBA. Come and meet like-minded people, sort out any glitches in the running of the club, bring your suggestions, moans, and ideas, vote the old committee out and new committee in. Then party time! Booking ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL for catering purposes.

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August 2018

Sorting Session

5 August 2018
Astri’s House, 45 Ann Road
Roodepoort, Gauteng South Africa
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Sorting session bring and braai 9:00 a.m. till whenever The Leroy’s garage, Lodge 4, Boophane Lodges, 450 Anne Road, Ruimsig (It’s quite a nice garage!) -26.086043, 27.857791 or 26°05'09.8"S 27°51'28.1"E Can you identify preserved specimens to genus level or further? Guidance, specimens, literature and a limited amount of equipment will be available. Once sorted and labelled specimens will be accessioned and deposited in the National Collection of Arachnida. Booking ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL as numbers are limited due to space and the…

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September 2018

Alice Glockner Provincial Nature Reserve

16 September 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Alice Glockner Provincial Nature Reserve, Alice Glockner Provincial Nature Reserve Gauteng South Africa + Google Map

This small reserve is home to an impressive variety of plant and animal species and was proclaimed to preserve the habitat for the rare and threatened Heidelberg Copper Butterfly, Chrisoritis aureus. It is about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, just past Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. Directions: take the N3 going south. Leave the highway at Exit 59 onto the R23, Heidelberg/Balfour Road turning right over the highway, at about 1.3 km turn left onto the Lagerspoort Road. The entrance gate is…

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October 2018

Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

27 October 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Faerie Glen Nature Reserve, Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
Pretoria, South Africa
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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SATURDAY and that there is a small entrance fee.  Last I heard it was R11 per adult and R6.00 for children between 7 and 12 years, pensioners and younger children free.  We will collect, attempt to identify, photograph and list arachnids we find and submit the list to the City of Tshwane Nature Conservation. Directions, from the N1, take the Atterbury Road turnoff going East and at January Masilela Avenue turn left.  The reserve is just…

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November 2018

Spider Camp – Plot 64 Kameeldrif

9 November 2018 - 11 November 2018
Plot 64 Roodeplaat

Come for a day or all weekend,  accommodation will be available indoors or camping if you prefer. R50 to club for non-paid-up members or guests.  Accommodation to be paid separately.

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January 2019

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

20 January 2019 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Klipriviersberg Municipal Nature Reserve, Klipriviersberg Municipal Nature Reserve
Johannesburg South, Gauteng South Africa
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Peggy Vera Road, Johannesburg South/Mondeor.    Co-ordinates:  26.303778°S, 28.010773°E or -26.30337, 28.010709, nearest corner Peggy Vera Road and Frederick Place.    Once in Peggy Vera Road park at the main entrance where we will meet between 7:30and 8:00 a.m.   Joan Faiola will lead this event, for further details contact her on joanf@wol.co.za or sms on 082 565-7994

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February 2019

Hennops Hiking Trails

16 February 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hennops Hiking Trails, Hennops Hiking Trails Gauteng South Africa + Google Map

A catch, photograph and release day then stay, swim and have a picnic or braai. TO GET THERE: CO-ORDINATES: S 25°47'53.173" E 27°59'23.574"     -25.79796, 27.991588 Spider walk, catch and release then stay, swim and have a picnic or braai. There is riverine bush, Highveld grassland, dolomite formations and caves, walkways, steep bits, suspensions bridges and cool woodland areas.  With such variety of habitats we could find ANYTHING if we are allowed to walk slowly enough. Directions from Johannesburg:  Take William Nicol…

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March 2019

Snap Survey at Albert’s Farm Conservancy

10 March 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Albert’s Farm, 6th Road West
Greymont, Gauteng
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We have been invited to hold a snap survey of arachnids at Albert’s Farm by the Friends of Albert’s Farm Conservancy. All Spider Club members and interested members of the Friends of Albert’s Farm are invited to take part. Meet on Sunday 10th March at 8 a.m. at Main car park of Alberts Farm. The main entrance is on 6th Road West, corner/opposite 8th Street, Greymont. Co-ordinates: -26.1586; 27.9703 There is no entrance fee to the park but The Spider…

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May 2019


7 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
Oppenheimer Life Sciences, Oppenheimer Life Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Everyone is welcome to this exciting event that celebrates life on earth, the marvels of science and past life.

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A whole new world

22 May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ARC-PPRI Biosystematics, -25.604722, 28.351944 + Google Map

Guests are invited to join us for the formal opening of the Biosystematics Training Centre and to celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity.

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Keep your eyes on your e-mail and our Facebook page as other events may be organized, sometimes at quite short notice.   We will attempt to give you fair warning.  And remember that Norman Larsen is at the Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre, Canal walk in Cape Town every Saturday between 11 a.m. and 12 noon to demonstrate and talk about SPIDERS!