Thursday, 27 December 2012

Long Tom Pass

Matthew, Patch, Maxy, Jade, Skye and I set off on our annual summer holidays. The first part of our getaway is the Lowveld or as I know it as the Slowveld. Well instead of going straight to our destination we decided to visit my parents who live at Fredriksdal, just outside the quaint little town called Sabie. To get there we had to turn off the main road at Belfast, past Dullstroom and cross the tail end of the Drakensberg mountains at Lydenburg. Now the Long Tom Pass is the scenic pass across the mountain which was built in the 1800s. It was named Long Tom after a 155mm field gun that was used effectively against the British by the Boers during the Second Boer War in this area.

When we saw this view, we could resist stopping in the clouds to look at Sabie way below from the pass. Welcome to Mpumalanga.

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