We charge for attendance at field and certain other events:

R50 for adults and R10 for children 11 years and younger, with the option of paying R150 PER FAMILY for an annual subscription in July each year.  

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.

To book:

Email: info@spiderclub.co.za
SMS / WhatsApp: Jarrod on 067 833 2191
Facebook: Spider Club of Southern Africa

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December 2020

Spider walk at Modderfontein Nature Reserve

6 December 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Modderfontein Nature Reserve, Modderfontein Reserve parkrun
Lethabong, Gauteng South Africa
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Join us on Sunday 6 December from 8.30 am till whenever, at Modderfontein Nature Reserve Arden Road, off Ardeer Road, Modderfontein.  There is an entrance fee R30 per adult R15 per child.  This is in addition to the Spider Club attendance charge of R50 per adult and R10 per child. Book on info@spiderclub.co.za  or sms Caren 083 753 2946 or on our Facebook page.

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March 2021

Spider walk: Oori Private Game Reserve

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oori Private Game Reserve, 1748 South Avenue
Diepsloot West, Gauteng 2069 South Africa

Bring a picnic and your bathing costume, as well as the normal sunhat, something to drink and good walking shoes. The Spider Club attendance fee is R50 per adult and R10 per child 11 years and under, cash only, with the option of paying R150 PER FAMILY for annual subscription. Late summer is the most amazing time of year to find spiders and we have 21 hectares to roam in with a choice of grassland, thickets, river frontage and a…

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Spider walk: Tzaneen, Limpopo

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Merensky High School Tzaneen, Limpopo Province + Google Map

Join us at Merensky High School, Tzaneen, for a Limpopo spider walk! What to bring: Camera, warm clothes (just in case it rains), umbrella, something to eat (for yourself - not the spiders), and loads of water. Please be sure to RSVP so we know how many groups we will have and where to take you all! RSVP to Gerhardt on 071 343 2207.  

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April 2021

Spider walk: Groenkloof Nature Reserve

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Groenkloof Nature Reserve Tshwane, South Africa + Google Map

Groenkloof Nature Reserve is, surprisingly, the oldest Nature Reserve in South Africa! The Reserve is  located adjacent to the Fountains Valley at the southern entrance to Pretoria. R50 for adults R10 children under 12 for the Spider Club. There is also an entrance fee of R45 while pensioners and those under 18 years of age will have to pay R29.00. For details or to book email info@spiderclub.co.za or SMS Henning on 071-556-7055

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Spider walk: Cumberland Private Nature Reserve, Pietermaritzburg

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cumberland Private Nature Reserve Pietermaritzburg, KZN South Africa

Day visitors are not normally allowed so we have arranged for a spider walk on Monday 26 April for KZN members. No Spider Club charge but there is a once-off conservation fee of R45.00 per person to be paid on arrival. John Roff is a spider fundi and a nature guide for Cumberland Nature Reserve. He has seen such specials as Pasilobus (bird dropping araneid) and Cladomelea (bolas spider) there. I hope you can join us! Directions on their website…

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May 2021

Spider walk: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Imbizo Centre, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Road
Poortview, South Africa
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Let’s see if we can find winter spiders. It may be quite a mission, but you never know. Normal entry fees to the garden to be paid by each individual; they only accept card payments. Direction on their website: www.sanbi.org.za

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June 2021

Visit to the arachnology section of the Plant Protection Research Institute, Roodeplaat

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plant Protection Research Institute, KwaMhlanga Road (R573)
Roodeplaat, South Africa
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We have arranged to visit the Arachnology Section of the Plant Protection Research Institute at Roodeplaat campus. We'll be shown around the National Collection of Arachnida and be given a presentation of the work that the scientists are doing, with a crash course in microscope identification methods. Please bring your own refreshments and a picnic lunch. R100 per person

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July 2021

Annual General Meeting

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at our Annual General Meeting - and a lunchtime braai. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, it is not yet possible to book public venues such as halls in municipal recreation centres for events. We'll share venue details with you as soon as we can ... watch this space.

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August 2021

Assist with curating the National Collection of Arachnida

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plant Protection Research Institute, KwaMhlanga Road (R573)
Roodeplaat, South Africa
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We have offered the services of The Spider Club to help at the National Collection of Arachnida, Arachnology Section of the Plant Protection Research Institute at Roodeplaat campus. This will probably consist of topping up vials where the alcohol has evaporated and other “housekeeping” tasks. Bring your own picnic lunch. Booking essential - limited numbers.

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September 2021

Spider walk at Heksies Hideaway

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Heksies Hideaway, Plot 540, Bekker Road (R96)
Hekpoort, Gauteng South Africa

We will meet at Heksies Hideaway. To get there take the R563 (the road that goes from Krugersdorp to Maropeng) and then take Bekker Road, off at -25.91406, 27.6143 and follow the signs. If you get lost phone Katy on 083 738 6282. September is still rather early in the season but let’s get going! There’s some nice bush along the river and open grassy areas, so we should have plenty scope for spiders.

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Keep your eyes on your e-mail and our Facebook page as other events may be organised, sometimes at 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 11h00–12h00 to demonstrate and talk about SPIDERS!