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. 

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: Caren 083 753 2946
Facebook: Spider Club of Southern Africa

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May 2020

Event: Yebo Gogga 6–10 May

6 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
Oppenheimer Life Sciences, Oppenheimer Life Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Yebo Gogga Yebo amaBlomo 2020 the theme this year is “Coming of Age.”

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September 2020

Event: Spider walk in Pretoria

20 September 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Pretoria National Botanical Garden, 2 Cussonia Avenue
Brummeria, Gauteng South Africa
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Sunday 20 September, 8:30 am till whenever. Join our first field trip since lockdown! So come along, enjoy the outdoors and bring your friends and family and your camera. We will supply basic equipment such as vials and magnifying glasses or bring your own. This is a conservation area, so it will be mostly catch and release. Of course we will do our best to identify what we catch before we let them go again! Park in the public parking…

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October 2020

Spider walk at Norscot Koppies and Kingfisher Nature Reserve

18 October 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Norscot Koppies and Kingfisher Nature Reserve, 15 Alexander Avenue, Douglasdale
Fourways, Gauteng South Africa
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Join us for a spider walk at Norscot Koppies and Kingfisher Nature Reserve - 16 ha. of nature in the heart of the northern suburbs in Fourways, Johannesburg. Directions: From the N1 William Nicol offramp, drive towards Montecasino/Fourways and go left at the first intersection into Leslie Road. After about 800 metres, turn right at the four-way-stop into Westway Road. Continue to the end of Westaway: at the T-Junction with Alexander Avenue you will see the entrance to Norscot Koppies on…

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November 2020

Night walk at Meyersdal Eco Estate

13 November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meyersdal Eco Estate, Meyersdal Nature Estate, 307 Hennie Alberts Street
Alberton, Gauteng South Africa
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Join us for a night walk on Friday 13 November from 6-9pm at Meyersdal Eco Estate, 307 Hennie Alberts Street, Meyersdal, Alberton. Snacks and cool drinks will be available from 6 pm. If you want something stronger, there’s a cash bar.  Please bring a torch for each person, headlamp torches work best.  If you have a UV torch, bring that as well to search for scorpions. No entrance fee to the estate but remember to bring cash for the Spider…

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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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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 between 11 a.m. and 12 noon to demonstrate and talk about SPIDERS!