Lady Slipper Hike
This is the highest point of the Van Staden’s Mountain Range
- 450 South African randR 450
- Location 1
Arriving at the summit you will find a large boulder with a direct dial fixed to the top of it. This is the highest point of the Van Staden’s Mountain Range and right above the Lady’s Slipper itself. The trail starts off on a shared route and later splits giving you the option of either Red or Green Route. The Red Route being a little more adventurous and shorter, but it is a steeper climb. Green is slightly longer and less steep. Once you have signed in you’ll head up the road (jeep track) in the direction of the Labyrinth. You’ll begin following the markers - Yellow Arrows with Yellow Dots, turn right at the Labyrinth and continue on this trail until reaching the junction where you will find an option of either Green or Red Route. These markers are Yellow Arrows with either Green or Red Dots. All routes will also be marked with Yellow Leopard Paw Print accompanied by the colour dots for that trail. Taking either will bring you to the plateau where you will need to make your last ascent around the north side (another side from where you started) to reach the summit. Arriving at the summit you will find a large boulder with a direct dial fixed to the top of it. Here you will be at the highest point of the Van Staden’s Mountain Range and right above the Lady’s Slipper itself. A couple of metres in front of this boulder (facing the ocean) you will find a yellow leopard paw print on a low rock. This will lead you off the lip of the mountain and to the right, under the ridge and back over again to the same trail that brought you up the north side. (NB! In strong winds, avoid this section and rather double back the way you came.) Continue down to the plateau and once again choose either the Red Route or Green Route to return to Base Camp at the Adventure Centre.
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