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Diaz Express

Mossel Bay, South Africa
+27 79 810 4687
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awesome trip for the family and littlies that love trains

Had a great trip over december from Hartenbos to Mosselbay - my 3 year old is Train crazy and we... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
561chantelled
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Johannesburg, South Africa
DISSAPPOINTED

WE arrived and were 8 people squashed on two benches, which is fine if you are short however if you... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
LYREM63
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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The Diaz Express provides a scenic rail experience between Hartenbos and Great Brak River in the Garden Route of South Africa. The railway line is winding through a tunnel, over bridges, past precipices and indigenous plant life, with beautiful views over the Indian Ocean. Coupled with this excursion, is the fine cuisine and wines of the Transkaroo restaurant, in the old station building.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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+27 79 810 4687
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had a great trip over december from Hartenbos to Mosselbay - my 3 year old is Train crazy and we just loved it. I cant wait to come out of season to do the longer train trip that they do. Great value for money and...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

WE arrived and were 8 people squashed on two benches, which is fine if you are short however if you are tall you knock knees with everyone. For the price one paid you would expect a bottle of water. There were no toilets available only...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We where 7 people on the train cost one way R40 per person and R40 back. Get the train at mosselbay Harbour and the it goes for approximately 30min. Very nice staff and it stops at 2 other small stations . Will do it again...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Oh my goodness! Every single one of us had a blast on the Diaz Express. We went on an educational trip as a group of employees from Oceans Hotel. The atmosphere was amazing. We laughed and sang classic songs while others told stories. The 2...More

2  Thank Dawn P
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Booked the "train" to GrootBrakrivier as a means to head off to a nice slow lunch at Transkaroo in GrootBrak to make an excursion of it. Only "Tom" and "Dick", two of the usual three named coaches, were coupled up - "Harry" was off sick...More

1  Thank Foodie_Particular
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diaz_express, Owner at Diaz Express, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Foodie, thank you for the review. I would like to get your views on the stop-overs in order for us to improve our service to the public. Can you please drop us a Whatsapp or SMS so that we can contact you directly. Pierre

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

What a nice outing. It is so nice to see the area from a different perspective. The views are great. The drivers are very experienced, friendly and share their experiences freely when you chat to them. We did the Groot Brak trip. I definitely want...More

Thank Lianda L
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We chose to ride the Diaz Express just as the sun was starting to set. It's a 20 min lazy ride along the beach front and then through the industrial area. At R40 a person (about $2.50) it's a must do with the kids You...More

1  Thank Michael S
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diaz_express, Owner at Diaz Express, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you, Michael, we appreciate your commentary. Join us for the Great Brak excursion when you are in the country again. Pierre and the Diaz Express team.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

So much fun, for old, young, families and couples. Hartenbos to Great Brak River. Safe and price good.

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diaz_express, Owner at Diaz Express, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Good evening 'Estellllle' we really appreciate your positive feedback. We are looking forward to having you on one of our excursions again soon. Pierre and the Diaz Express team, Tom, Dick and Harry.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

When planning a trip I always google for things to do. I was delighted when I read about Diaz Express. Made enquiries and promptly paid my deposit. The Balance of your ticket price needs to be paid in cash before boarding the Diaz at Hartenbos...More

2  Thank BrendaWilliams_12
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Being tour operators, my wife and I, are always looking for that unusual experience for our senior citizen clients. The Diaz Express train ride from Hartenbos to Great Brak proved to be that 'out of the ordinary' experience! The Diaz Express has three bright blue...More

1  Thank Clarence H
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diaz_express, Owner at Diaz Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

It has been a pleasure to have the TOURS-4-U group from Cape Town on the Diaz Express excursion to Great Brak River. You guys will always be welcome on any of our excursions. A big "thank you" to you and Clarence, Margaret. The Diaz Express...More

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Monatery Z
26 June 2018|
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Response from diaz_express | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your inquiry. Please go to the Diaz Express website, scroll down, choose your excursion and book on-line or give us a call at +27824507778 if you need assistance. Thank you, the Diaz Express team
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Susan L
15 January 2017|
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Response from diaz_express | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Please give us a call at + 27 (0) 82 450 7778 and we will give you all the information. Kind regards The Diaz Express team
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