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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July 2017

SpiderMap Blitz Bring & Braai

16 July 2017
Astri’s House, 45 Ann Road
Roodepoort, Gauteng South Africa
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The Leroy’s garage, Lodge 4, Boophane Lodges, 450 Anne Road, Ruimsig (It’s quite a nice garage!)  If you feel you can confidently identify spiders to family and genus level from photographs this is for you.  It will be a great test of your identification skills.  You will need to bring your own laptop and braai food and drinks.  We will supply Wi-Fi connection tea, coffee, salads and rolls. Booking ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL as numbers are limited due to space, contact Astri astri@spiderclub.co.za or sms 073…

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International Rangers’ Day

29 July 2017
Pretoria National Botanical Garden, 2 Cussonia Avenue
Brummeria, Gauteng South Africa
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Hosted by the SANParks Honorary Rangers (SHR), Pretoria Region and celebrated on 29 July 2017. The venue for this year is the South African National Botanical Gardens in Pretoria. We will take a stand at this event which is in a different venue this year.  Helpers will be needed to set up early on 29th and man the stand during the day. Entrance charge: Adults: R75 per person; Children, students and pensioners: R30 per person, tickets will be available at the…

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August 2017

Sorting session and identification workshop

12 August 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Astri’s House, 45 Ann Road
Roodepoort, Gauteng South Africa
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The Leroy’s garage, Lodge 4, Boophane Lodges, 450 Anne Road, Ruimsig (It’s quite a nice garage!)   A great many specimens have been collected and preserved but they need to be properly labelled, and accessioned so that they can be deposited in The National Collection of Arachnida held in the Biosystematics department of the Agricultural Research Council, Roodeplaat.  This is one of the best ways to learn to identify spiders.   You will need to bring your own lunch.  We will supply…

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September 2017

Capricorn Business Park

29 September 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Capricorn Business Park, Capricorn Business Park South Africa + Google Map

Help to create an arachnid list for Capricorn Business Park, which is in the Muizenberg East Conservation Cluster. The species lists for this area are fairly sparse, with nothing for arachnids. The area is being built according to very strict environmental guidelines and is managed as close to a natural environment as possible. The centre of the park is a dam, surrounded by indigenous plants and this is the area where we will collect. There are plenty of birds to…

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October 2017

Sorting session with bring & braai

1 October 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Astri’s House, 45 Ann Road
Roodepoort, Gauteng South Africa
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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 number of microscopes we can field. info@spiderclub.co.za or sms Joan 082 565 6025 to book.

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Spider Walk in Centurion Nature Reserve

29 October 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Centurion Nature Reserve

Spider Walk in Bishop Bird Park, Rooihuiskraal, Centurion. All welcome, for details contact info@spiderclub.co.za or Ruan on 084 584-5566

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November 2017

Klipdift Dam near Potchefstroom

24 November 2017 @ 8:00 am - 26 November 2017 @ 5:00 pm

November Weekend or one day : Friday evening 24th  to Sunday midday 26th  at Lakeview Holiday Resort at  Klipdrif Dam.  It is J-U-S-T still in Gauteng Province.  Come for the weekend or just for the day.  It is about an hour and a half from Johannesburg on the N12 National Road. Directions: from Johannesburg: take the N12 towards Potchefstroom and about 40 kms past the Fochville turnoff  turn left at the sign for Klipdrif Dam.  The resort telephone number is…

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January 2018

Rietfontein Ridge Nature Reserve

14 January 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rietfontein Ridge Nature Reserve, 138 Holkam Road, Paulshof
Sandton, Gauteng South Africa
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Spider Walk in Rietfontein Ridge Nature Reserve, 138 Holkam Road, Paulshof, Sandton 26º01’47.6”S 28º02’21.7”E / -26.029877, 28.039357. The reserve belongs to Joburg City Parks and Zoo and is about 24km north of the city centre. Meet in the parking space inside the gate at 8 a.m. It could be really hot so please bring enough water, a sunhat and don’t forget a picnic lunch. R50 per adult, R10 per child to the Spider Club but no entrance fee.

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February 2018

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden Spider Walk

18 February 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Imbizo Centre, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Road
Poortview, South Africa
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The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden has a great variety of habitats from riverine forest to open protea savannah, formal gardens and lawns, wetlands and if you are feeling energetic you can even go to the top of the ridge. Pay your entrance to the garden ** and meet just inside the main gate at 8:15 a.m. Please book on info@spiderclub.co.za or sms 073-168-7187. If you are not a paid-up member of The Spider Club there will be a fee…

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March 2018

Somkhanda Private Game Reserve

19 March 2018 @ 8:00 am - 23 March 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This will be at Somkhanda community owned private game reserve in the Pongola area, KZN. I know it’s a long way for those of us who live inland and seems a long time ahead but let’s do it, it’s gogga HEAVEN! Cost will be R200 per person per night, self-catering.

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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!