We ask for a donation for attendance at field and certain other events and suggest R50 for adults and R10 for children 11 years and younger, with the option of donating 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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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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January 2022

Northern Cape Spider Walk

January 29 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Red Sands Country Lodge, 3831 Pietersberg, Plessisveld
Kuruman, Northern Cape 8460 South Africa
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An epic day for the entire family. Come down with family and friends to the beautiful Red Sands Country Lodge for a fun-filled day of searching for spiders. This location has some great opportunities for some really interesting spiders to be found. We will search high and low for spiders, learn about the different finds and take some photos too! So bring your cameras if you wish to do so. Please make sure to bring a hat, sun screen, some…

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February 2022

Gauteng Spider Walk at Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

February 13 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
Johannesburg South, Gauteng South Africa
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A fun day out in search of some spiders and other interesting critters. Important to bring a hat and water for the day as it might get hot. Fun for the whole family to enjoy. Cost: R50 for adults; R10 for children under 12. RSVP: Jarrod on Whatsapp 067 833 2191 or email info@spiderclub.co.za

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March 2022

CANCELLED Mpumalanga Night and Day Spider Walks

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - March 27 @ 11:30 am
Sterkspruit Nature Reserve, Sterkspruit Nature Reserve
Lydenburg, Mpumalanga South Africa
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Join us for two spider walks at Sterkspruit Nature Reserve - a night walk on 26 March, and a day walk on 27 March. We will be starting the weekend off with a night walk on Saturday 26 March. For this walk if you care to join you will need to bring a torch and decent walking shoes as we won’t be able to see what we are stepping on too well. We will be looking for spiders and scorpions which…

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April 2022

Western Cape Spider Walk

April 10 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve, Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Research and Visitor Centre
Napier, South Africa
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On Sunday, 10 April 2022, join Dr Odette Curtis and Jarrod Todd for a spider walk and adventure at Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve. A walk in the wild plains of Renosterveld just outside Napier - a beautiful area with plenty life to explore. A fun day out for the whole family to join in. Come and learn about our 8-legged friends and meet like-minded people. Meet at the Research and Visitor centre (GPS -34.338135, 20.326525) at 08:30 and remember to bring…

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June 2022

Spider identification course

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Agricultural Research Council, R573 & Moloto Rd, Roodeplaat
Pretoria, Gauteng 0002 South Africa
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A one-day spider identification course with the ARC arachnology team at the Agricultural Research Council in Roodeplaat, Pretoria. Use a microscope and learn the basic skills for spider identification. We're running two courses in June: Sunday, 5 June and Sunday, 26 June. Both 08h30 for 09h00 to 15h00. Costs: R100 for adults and R50 for children under 12. RSVP: Jarrod on WhatsApp 067 833 2191, or email info@spiderclub.co.za

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Spider identification course

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Agricultural Research Council, R573 & Moloto Rd, Roodeplaat
Pretoria, Gauteng 0002 South Africa
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A one-day spider identification course with the ARC arachnology team at the Agricultural Research Council in Roodeplaat, Pretoria. Use a microscope and learn the basic skills for spider identification. We're running two courses in June: Sunday, 5 June and Sunday, 26 June. Both 08h30 for 09h00 to 15h00. Costs: R100 for adults and R50 for children under 12. RSVP: Jarrod on WhatsApp 067 833 2191, or email info@spiderclub.co.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 11h00–12h00 to demonstrate and talk about SPIDERS!