Long Tom Pass
Type: Scenic Drive
Forming part of the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, the Long Tom Pass is named after the Long Tom cannons that were used in the area during the Anglo-Boer war. Once a treacherous road known for its steep hairpin turns and sudden drops, a new pass was opened in 1953, and tarred in 1964. The new pass mostly follows the course of the old pass and parts of the old road are sign posted along the way. The scenic drive offers beautiful views of Mount Anderson and Mauchsberg and rich vegetation of eucalyptus and pine trees. The area offers abundant hiking, quad biking and trout fishing opportunities for visitors to enjoy.