InformationOpened in March 2016, the Long Tom Toboggan is built on the principles of a European model, known as an ‘alpine coaster’ or ‘sommerrodelbahn’.
Developed, built, owned and brought to life by the owners of Misty Mountain, James and Lisa Sheard, and their engineer friend Murray Simpson, the steel monorail track took over two years to complete.
Building the Long Tom Toboggan took years of planning. Misty Mountain is set on a breath-taking 280-hectare South African Natural Heritage Site and the mountain down which the track meanders had never before been developed. This meant careful and minimal clearing of the land to make way for the development without compromising the environment or scenery.
It took much experimentation and innovation but today this greenfields project stands as a proud testament to how the Lowveld’s many wonders can be opened up for the enjoyment of tourists and locals, while preserving the natural environment and scenic beauty of the area.