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Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« on: November 09, 2009, 07:58:32 pm »
Anyone have links to some info about it? I wanna go up there sometime in the near future, as the hike up lady's slipper in February was amazing. Want to do it by bike though :P. I know there is a road up to the tower, but I'm not sure where the entrance is. Any help, advice, tips, etc would be greatly appreciated :)
 

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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 08:07:50 pm »
The entrance is on the Culturama (Longmore) Road. This road is between Uncle Freddies and The Gorge (trade post road).

The gate is always locked and you need to get the key from Telkom.

There was a forestry gate there and you needed a permit in the past to get through. (no bikes allowed).  The last time I was there the gate was missing but I think they moved it futher on past the tower turn-off
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 08:12:26 pm »
As Bakkies said, The gate is on the Longmore Forest side, but it is locked.  No access allowed.
Something to do with issues in the past with hanggliders or something, not sure.

I do know someone who knows someone who might be able to get the keys,
 but I wouldn't want to cause further issues with DS riders now also going up there...


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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 10:28:54 pm »
Hmmm. Wonder if it's walkable to the top? I think you'd get a lekker workout getting there, but the view must be something. I would consider a big old bolt cutter to remove the gate problem, but as Sakkie said, us adventurers have enough people (the minority thankfully) that think we're the rowdy Hells Angels type
 

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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 10:44:09 pm »
You can walk up to the top from longmore forest side(or ride through the bush, but you may get arrested if you ride up), don't know the other side, I did it about 2 years ago, was lekker fun.  BigE should know something about it, they used to paraglide there.
 

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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 10:51:12 pm »
Nee as julle van para's praat dan is ek die ene ore :biggrin:. I suppose they arrest because it's a nature conservation area (not that I'm there to cause kak like starting veld fires or poaching but I digress) and that I understand. Maybe I'll give it a skip and just play around in the Scribante Quarry instead :ricky:
 

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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 10:54:37 pm »
haha, Jy't parra's op die brein.  Jy kan enige tyd daar oploop, maar met jou bike mag jy dalk gestop word, maar dis lekker hike en mooi views van daar bo af.
 

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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 06:40:04 am »
Sal maar eendag oploop en afrol. Thnx vir die advice guys :thumleft:
 

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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009, 07:03:51 am »
daar is 'n stap roete van die anderkant af (see se kant). Los jou bike by Hibrae of The Tradepost. Die voetpaaitjie begin langs Hibrae se ingang. Die paaitjie vat jou tot bo op die berg.
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009, 07:49:31 am »
daar is 'n stap roete van die anderkant af (see se kant). Los jou bike by Hibrae of The Tradepost. Die voetpaaitjie begin langs Hibrae se ingang. Die paaitjie vat jou tot bo op die berg.

Ja, en die anner opsie is van die hek in longmore.
Ons het laas jaar in Mei daar opgestap. (Met my 6 jarige laaitie op my skouers)

Hier is die profile (4.7km tot bo en terug):


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Absolute stunning views van daar bo! Defnitief die stap werd!  ;)
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2009, 07:55:30 am »
Ons het altyd daar geparaglide met vrylike toegang vir al die Hawwkwind lede (Pe se paraglide club)
Maar toe was daar 'n paar ouens op enduro bikes wat nonsens gemaak het en van toe was die berg gesluit.

Die club het lank geveg om weer toegang te kry en hulle het nou eers weer toegang gekry na 2jaar se baklei en nadat 'n intense impak studie gedoen is op die omgewing en die invloed wat die paragliders het op die area.

Ons mag net in 'n groep saam op gaan en dan mag ons net op die teerpad bly, die res van die pad moet ons loop en dan moet ons die sleutel gaaan optel en mooi smeek daarvoor.

Dis 'n baie sensitiewe situasie
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 07:59:54 am »
ag Big-E jy praat nou sommer stront - Jy is te flippen groot - geen parraglider sal jou in die lug hou nie  :pot:  :peepwall:
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2009, 08:01:32 am »
Only DS riders over 90 are allowed.
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2009, 11:55:19 am »
ag Big-E jy praat nou sommer stront - Jy is te flippen groot - geen parraglider sal jou in die lug hou nie  :pot:  :peepwall:

Ek vlieg sommer met 'n Tandem  :biggrin:
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2009, 07:47:09 pm »
Eish, klink na baie moeite net om na 'n toring te gaan...
 

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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2009, 09:31:41 pm »
You are allowed to cycle up  ;D
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2009, 09:47:28 pm »
Yo BigE waar vlieg jul nog in PE ek wil kom draai maak eendag en watse vlerk vlieg jy mee
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2009, 08:45:07 am »
Yo BigE waar vlieg jul nog in PE ek wil kom draai maak eendag en watse vlerk vlieg jy mee
Lady Slipper, Maitlands en da's ñ nuwe sight in Kareedouw. SSW is maar die gunsteling
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2009, 08:57:12 am »
You are allowed to cycle up  ;D

Ah so I can use my cycle !?  It has a 600cc engine buildt in. . .   :mwink:  O0
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Re: Lady's Slipper Tower, PE
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2009, 08:33:38 pm »
You are allowed to cycle up  ;D

Ah so I can use my cycle !?  It has a 600cc engine buildt in. . .   :mwink:  O0

Oh is dit 'n 600!?  Ek dog dis 'n 500, dis hoekom jy so vinnig kan ry... ;D