ZAR 195 per night
ZAR 195 per night
Santos Express, Mossel Bay, South Africa

Santos Express

Mossel Bay, South Africa - Munro Road, Santos Beach

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Description - Bed and breakfast

The Santos Express Train Lodge is a genuine train situated on the Santos Beach in The Santos Express Train Lodge is a genuine train situated on the Santos Beach in Mossel Bay with all cabins facing the sea. With the ocean so close, you can’t really beat its unbelievable position and exquisite views. An invigorating sea breeze keeps everything cool even on really hot days.

We offer you a unique stay in a double compartment or single coupe similar to the Trans Karoo. We are 5-10 min walk from the Dias Museum Complex, Harbour and Town Centre.

We have 5 coaches, of which 4 are identical, with 5 compartments (2-4 sleeper), 2 coupe’s (1-2 sleeper), 2 toilets and 1 shower. The 5th coach is divided into a 16 bed Dorm with lounge and the Caboose - an on-suite room with balcony. 4 Royal Suites available, en suite with sea view decks.

Double and single rates include a free continental breakfast. We can accommodate a max of 114 pax and have special STO rates for groups of 30 pax and more (Low season). Seasonal rates apply. Menus can be customized to suit your budget and requirements.

Our happening restaurant and bar serves all day breakfast, and other delicious meals such as steaks, seafood and our most famous traditional meals, that can be served inside or on the sundeck. The restaurant is open from 7:30 am.

Our staff is on the ball and can help with all travel and adventure arrangements such as shark cage diving, boat-based whale watching, sky diving, game drives, quad biking, deep-sea fishing, pleasure boat trips to Seal Island etc.

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  • Property type: Bed and breakfast
  • Guest rooms/units: 32
Bed and breakfast accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 195 (South African Rand)

Compartment Coupe Dorm-16 Bed Royal Suite
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Bed and breakfast amenities

A newcomer to the Blue Flag program, Santos beach is located in the heart of the southern Cape town of Mossel Bay . Ideally located close to a number of fine restaurants and local attractions, Santos beach is a wide, sandy beach with very safe bathing conditions ideal for families. Visit the local museums and check out the famous Post Office tree.

Lifeguards will be on duty during the season (December and January) and activities on the beach will keep the family entertained. There are many hotels, B&Bs and a popular backpackers destination in the immediate area of the beach.

There is plenty of parking and the beach is easy to find.

The Bartolomeu Dias museum complex was officially opened on 3 February 1989, however the Mossel Bay museum industry can be traced back to the 1960’s when the Mossel Bay museum was first opened. The museum later became known as the Post Tree museum complex before being renamed again in 1989.

The Dias Museum Complex is situated near the Santos beach, shops, restaurants, banks and the tourist information center. Inside the Maritime Museum is a shop where postcards, stamps, books, souvenirs and small gifts can be bought. On the grounds of the Dias Museum Complex are mountain tortoises, ducks and museum cat.

The Granary
A live speciman table with examples of plants and flowers found in the Mossel Bay area on display in the granary. Bartolomeu Dias – the master mariner after which the Mossel Bay Museum Complex is named, was the first explorer to set foot on South African soil here in Mossel Bay on 3 February 1488.
The Shell Museum
This structure was erected in 1902 next to the Post Office Tree as an extension to the old mill and was mainly used as a store. In later years Mr. Joe Shirley used the building for his plumbing business, after which it became known as the “Shirley Building”.
The Post Tree
In 1500 Pedro de Ataide, Commander of one of Cabral’s ships, on his return journey from the east, left a letter of importance in a shoe or iron pot under or near a large tree.
Botanical Garden
The Braille trail makes it accessible to visually-impaired people so that they can read about, feel and smell the wonderful collection.
The Fountain
Dias named the fresh-water spring "Aguada de São Bras" (watering place of St Blaize).
The Munrohoek Cottages
The first building was built around 1830 by Alexander Munro from Scotland for £25.
The Malay Graves
This site was discovered in 1968, not far from the Post Office Tree.
The Field Garden
The valley and beach adjacent to the museum complex is today known as Munro’s Bay.

BBQ area Bar/lounge Beach Bicycle rental Breakfast included Children permitted Currency exchange Gardens Gay friendly Group services Historic site Linen included Meeting facilities No curfew Parking (free) Pets not allowed Restaurant on site Safe deposit box Smoking not permitted Sports/activities Taxi service WIFI (free)

Room amenities

All in a real train! Compartment (2-4 pax) single beds, sharing toilets and showers. Coupe (1-2 pax) single beds, sharing toilets and showers.

16 Bed mixed dorm

Royal Suites with en suite bathroom, king sized bed and sea view decks.

Non-smoking rooms Ocean view rooms Shared bathroom


Mossel Bay (Afrikaans Mosselbaai) is a harbour town of about 130, 000 people on the Southern Cape (or Garden Route) of South Africa. It is an important tourism and farming region of the Western Cape Province. Mossel Bay lies 400 kilometers east of the country's seat of parliament, Cape Town (which is also the capital city of the Western Cape Province), and 400 km west of Port Elizabeth, the largest city in the Eastern Cape Province. The older parts of the town occupy the north-facing side of the Cape St Blaize Peninsula, whilst the newer suburbs straddle the Peninsula and have spread eastwards along the sandy shore of the Bay.

The town's economy relied heavily on farming, fishing and its commercial harbour (the smallest in the Transnet Port Authority's stable of South African commercial harbours), until the 1969 discovery of natural offshore gas fields led to the development of the gas-to-liquids refinery operated by PetroSA. Tourism is another driver of Mossel Bay's economy.

Food and drink
Eating in house
Fork & Train
The Fork and Train Restaurant and pub has a splendid view over the bay and distant mountain ranges, and is a popular venue for young and old. We see ourselves as being an affordable family restaurant without compromising on quality.

Price details

ZAR 195 - 1,200 per night (South African Rand)

Per person per night

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Available discounts

STO rates for groups of 30 pax and more

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Rates & Cancellation policy

Rates Summary:

Rates are pppn except Caboose
Rates are subject to change without notice.


A deposit of 50% of the total booking value is payable 30 days prior to your stay to secure your reservation.

Check in time: 14:00.
Check out time: 10:00
For arrivals prior to 10:00 am your luggage can be stored with us.

We reserve the right to cancel a booking 90 days in advance with full refundable deposits.
With regards to noise levels, please exercise consideration of other guest at all times.

Our cancellation policy:

In the case of cancellation by the client, more than a 30 days prior to date of arrival, 10% deposit will be forfeited. In the case of cancellation by the client less than 30 days but more than 7 days prior to date of arrival, 50% deposit will be forfeited. You will be refunded within 30 days. Please ensure you email all required details.
In the case of cancellation by the client less than a week prior to the date of arrival, 100% deposit will be forfeited.

Location - Bed and breakfast

Munro Road, Santos Beach
Mossel Bay
Western Cape (Province of the Western Cape)
South Africa  6500

Bed and breakfast website

Latitude: -34.17805, Longitude: 22.13734

How to get there

From George/Knysna: Follow road into town, just before town center turn left to Santos Beach. We're 275m on the left, right on the beach.
From Cape Town: Follow road into town, Ignore the turn-off to town and carry on with the long left bend down the hill. At the bottom of the hill turn right towards town. Just before town center, turn left to Santos Beach. We're 275m on the left, right on the beach.


Nearest airport: George