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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May 2021

Spider walk: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

16 May 2021 @ 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

19 June 2021 @ 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

4 July 2021 @ 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

21 August 2021 @ 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

12 September 2021 @ 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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October 2021

Spider walk at Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve

10 October 2021 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Moreleta Kloof Municipal Nature Reserve, Moreleta Kloof Municipal Nature Reserve
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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Moreletakloof is a 100 ha reserve in suburban Pretoria with streams, forest, rocky outcrops, abundant bird life, wild game and arachnids. We'll meet in the parking area just inside the entrance, corner Palmer and Helios Street, -25.817141, 28.291075. This is a follow up visit to this lovely small reserve in Pretoria. We will try to add to the species list from our previous visits. A species list will be available on the day for you to tick off or add…

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November 2021

Spider walk at ARC grounds

21 November 2021 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
ARC-PPRI Biosystematics, -25.604722, 28.351944 + Google Map

Spider walk in the grounds of the ARC (Agricultural Research Council) Roodeplaat, followed by a quick tour of the Arachnology section, the National Collection of Arachnida, and a chat to the scientists. The extensive grounds consist of thick, natural bush, open grassy areas, a koppie, dams, fields, old and new buildings and a network of roads and footpaths. We plan to actually collect and will explore the undeveloped “wild” parts of the grounds. Booking is essential as we have to…

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December 2021

Cape Town Spider Walk

5 December 2021 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area, Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth
Cape Town, South Africa

Come join us for our Cape Town Spider Walk at the Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area, where we will look for spiders, learn new things, and meet new people, including Wessel Pretorius, the event organiser. Bring a hat, water, snacks, and sunscreen, and of course friends and family. Also bring a field guide if you have one. The spiders will be released after they have been recorded and photographed, so bring your camera if you want to photograph them. A limited…

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Bloemfontein Spider Walk

5 December 2021 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free State National Botanical Garden, Rayton Rd, off Dan Pienaar Drive, R702
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Bring the family and friends for a morning walk through the Free State National Botanical Garden, looking for spiders, learning new things, seeing new spiders, and meeting new people. Bring a hat, proper walking shoes, water, snacks, and sunscreen. There is a restaurant at the gardens for those who want to eat there. A limited number of nets and vials will be available. Some magnifiers will also be provided. If you have your own equipment, bring them. For photographers, remember…

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Durban Spider Walk

18 December 2021 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Palmiet Nature Reserve, Edgecliff Rd, Dawncrest, Westville
Durban, KZN 3629
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A fun-filled day out for the whole family in the beautiful Palmiet Nature Reserve. Here we will explore the different environments high and low for spiders, we will learn about them and their homes and get some great shots of them too! Bring your camera along if you want to take some pictures. Make sure to bring some snacks, sunscreen and hat, and water to get you through the day. Bring along friends and family to share the knowledge of…

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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!