Long Tom Pass

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Long Tom Pass
R37-Long Tom Pass-001.jpg
The Long Tom Pass looking along the R37 towards Sabie
Elevation2,150 m (7,054 ft)[1]
LocationBetween Sabie and Lydenburg, South Africa
RangeDrakensberg Mountains
Coordinates25°08′28.5″S 30°36′17.8″E / 25.141250°S 30.604944°E / -25.141250; 30.604944Coordinates: 25°08′28.5″S 30°36′17.8″E / 25.141250°S 30.604944°E / -25.141250; 30.604944
Long Tom Pass is located in South Africa
Long Tom Pass
Location in South Africa

Long Tom Pass is a mountain pass situated in the Mpumalanga province, on the Regional Road R37 between Lydenburg and Sabie (South Africa). It is named after the famous Long Tom cannon.[1]


The route up Long Tom Pass starts at 1456m and climbs 682 vertical metres to an altitude of 2138m at its end. The summit of the pass lies at an altitude of 2150m. The pass is part of the Mpumalanga Panorama Route and carries appropriately heavy traffic both tourist and commercial. The pass is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. [1]

Long Tom Monument[edit]

A monument commemorating the last use of the Boer 155 mm Creusot Long Tom guns during the Second Boer War is located in the pass, about 21 kilometres (13 mi) from Sabie.[2]

Long Tom Monument


  1. ^ a b c "Long Tom Pass". Mountain Passes South Africa. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Long Tom Cannon Monument". Retrieved 2009-11-16.