Our monthly meeting was a walk to what we call Platberg but most likely that is not the correct name. We got a permit the previous Wednesday from the Longmore Forest station and this allowed us to take the vehicles through the gate behind Ladyslipper and park near the first watchtower. From there we followed the track to the top through some lovely fynbos and enjoyed some great views over the surrounding mountains and the coastline beyond.

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On the way we found a beautiful stand of Leucodendron orientale.

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From the top we could look onto the Reserve, Crossways and the coastline from Maitlands to Jeffreys Bay

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The vegetation is getting quite mature and fire breaks are maintained to do a preventative burn in the near future.

Back at the Reserve it was time for a very late coffee and to celebrate our birthday boys.

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