We ask for a donation for attendance at field and certain other events and suggest R100 for adults and R20 for children 11 years and younger, with the option of donating R200 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.
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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 072 954-1088. Please contact Joanie Beytell ** on cell 082 490 2832 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the venue. We have booked a self-catering chalet (with electricity) which can accommodate 7 people at the Lakeview Holiday Resort in the reserve. Payment to be made to the Reserve on arrival at R200 pppn, or if you prefer to camp it is R60p/stand without electricity, R120p/stand with electricity. R30 p/person day visitor or R60 p/person overnight. This looks like an absolutely wonderful and arachnologically unexplored area with wide open grassland, clumps of trees and of course the dam. So come along. Join us for a great weekend away or just come for the day. Whichever you decide remember this is a self-catering weekend.
**If you were following The Spider Club Facebook page last year you will remember that Joanie is the lady who revived Angel the baboon spider that had been stung by a wasp. Joanie has invited us to visit all 18 baboon spider burrows at their house!
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!