At the top of the pass is a large cannon called the Long Tom. This was the name given to the cannon by the British for this huge field gun operated by the Boers, which fired a 38 kg shell over 10 kilometers. It was the bane of the British generals and their brigades. The Boers lugged this metal monster to the most amazing places, constantly surprising their enemy. The gun was used with great effectiveness in this area, and 50 years after the South African War, the pass was named in its honour.