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 R120 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 084 311 4849 or 073 168-7187 or
on our Facebook page

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January 2018

Rietfontein Ridge Nature Reserve

January 14 @ 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

February 18 @ 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

March 19 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 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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April 2018

Spider Walk at Moreleta Kloof Nature Area

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Moreleta Kloof Municipal Nature Reserve, Moreleta Kloof Municipal Nature Reserve
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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Spider Walk at Moreleta Kloof Nature Area, Moreleta Park, Pretoria. Meet in parking area just inside the entrance, corner Palmer and Helios Street, -25.817141, 28.291075.

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May 2018

May 9 - May 13
Oppenheimer Life Sciences, Oppenheimer Life Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Oppenheimer Life Sciences Building, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand The theme this year is DECEPTION

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June 2018


June 10 @ 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

August 5
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

September 16 @ 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

October 27 @ 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

November 9 - November 11
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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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!