I am trying to decide to whether or not to join my partner on a trip to Cape Town in November 2008. She will be in town attending a forum on business. I really want to come but I have a extreme fear of spiders...probably one of the worst cases possible...I can't even look at pictures of spiders. I have been reading about the baboon spider and am very apprehensive of making the trip to Cape Town. So, do I need to worry? Are these spiders or any other spiders running around freely in the city core? I read that the baboon spider is native to Cape Town? I am from Canada where squirrels run free pretty much anywhere in the city...would this be what it's like for spiders. I bet by now someone reading this is laughing at me and I know I must sound like a total freak! But, be honest if you think I would come across a large spider in my weeks visit to the city I need to know.
Thanks in advance.