Spider & Scorpion Walk

Wed Dec 29, 08:00 - Wed Dec 29, 10:00
Mansfield Game Reserve


This is a fund raising event for the Kowie Museum.

For more information, please visit https://scorpions.co.za/kowie/

Join author and conservationist Jonathan Leeming for a walk in Mansfield Game Reserve in search of spiders and scorpions. This event is suitable for ages 13 years and older. During the walk, Jonathan will touch upon the following

  • Identification
  • Natural history
  • Behaviour
  • Distributions
  • Venom
  • Biomimicry and biotechnology
  • Track and sign
  • First response for spider bites and scorpion stings


This event is being held at the Mansfield Game Reserve, just outside of Port Alfred. Distance for the walk will be about 4km. Final location of the beginning of the walk will be communicated nearer the date to all participants. 

What to bring along?

  • Water and a snack. 
  • Wear reasonable shoes.
  • Sunscreen and hat. 

Please note

  • This event is not suitable for children under 13 years of age. 
  • This event will go ahead regardless of the weather. 
  • Limited to 25 participants.

This event is not suitable for ages 12 years and younger.

Kowie Museum

The Kowie Museum showcases the rich and diverse history of the area. From indigenous people, the early settlers to modern day developments, the museum offers a unique glimpse into what makes Port Alfred so special.

For more information about the museum please go to https://www.kowiemuseum.co.za/

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. He has written 9 books including his best selling book, Scorpion of Southern Africa, and his award winning book, One World (Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings). 

He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation. Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.

For more information and free downloads, please go to https://scorpions.co.za/kowie

Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds


Spider & Scorpion Walk
Mansfield Game Reserve
R67, Port Alfred, 6170
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