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 R300 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
WhatsApp: Wessel on 072 384 0517 (Western Cape)
Facebook: Spider Club of Southern Africa

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LAST CHANCE ON THE HIGHVELD! Spider walk in the Ruimsig Butterfly Reserve

26 May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at 432 Stallion Road, Corner Equestrian Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort

Quick! Quick! Before the weather gets too cold for spiders and the winter fires burn the grasslands, come and see what we can find in the Ruimsig Entomological (butterfly) Reserve. We’ve noticed that with the late and copious rains and still warm weather, a lot of spiders are still around.

The reserve is pristine veld grassland which has been more or less undisturbed for decades, so there are no paths. Please ensure you have water and if necessary snacks and please wear strong shoes and be prepared for grass seeds getting into your socks!

We now charge R50 per adult and R10 per child under 12 to attend these events. Eye glasses (magnifiers) will be on sale too at R50 each. Please bring cash. This is the only way we can raise money to run your club.

We will supply sweepnets, other collecting equipment and reference books. You must just bring your spider spotting eyes.

Please note that there are no toilet facilities in the reserve which is why we have made the event fairly short!

Meet at 432 Stallion Road, Corner Equestrian Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort


26 May 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Ruimsig Butterfly Reserve
-26.080249, 27.853930 + Google Map


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!