About a year or so ago I encountered a Black-legged Golden Orb-Web Spider for the first time in the Zuurberg north of Port Elizabeth. These guys are real spiders. Not those thin legged little things that hide in your broom cupboard or under the sink, but things with the kind of look that scare little kids. Unfortunately you couldn't see the golden colour of the web in any of the pictures.
On our last camping trip at Sleepy Hollow just outside Port Elizabeth I discovered this one sitting in his very clearly gold threaded web next to the river. Talk about striking gold.