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Attractions & Things to Do - General Natural Attractions
 
Long Tom Pass
 
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Lydenburg

Coordinates:

30.62542,-25.15414

 
 
 
Long Tom Pass is named after the cannons used during the Boer war - with an example to be seen at the crest of the Pass. Originally used as the route for wagon drivers travelling between Mozambique and Lyndenburg, the Pass was treacherous, with steep hairpin bends and incredible descents - not to mention the malaria and sleeping sickness that bedevilled these trips - and wild animals thatpreyed on the oxen. Today however, as you travel on the new tarred road, you will still see the old road twisting over its dangerous course but the danger is no longer present. This area is now rich in vegetation like eucalyptus and pine trees as far as the eye can see. The scene is dominated by the peaks of Mount Anderson and Mauchsberg making it quite a beautiful route to drive along.