Another accolade for Santos Express

MOSSEL BAY –Santos Express train lodge is truly a unique accommodation spot!

Only one day after being announced as one of only six establishments in the Southern Cape and Garden Route to be included in the Top 100 Establish Winners of the Travel Ground Awards 2015 it was also announced as part of Africa’s 15 most unique accommodations of 2015 by Sleepout.


“It must be in the season,” an elated owner Allan Robertson said. This train enthusiast and international pilot has been the owner for more than a decade and he is forever adding new dimensions to the restaurant and accommodation section.

During 2014 two coaches from 1918 were restored  to their former glory and added to the train. It is called the Royal Ladies. Guests can now sleep in four elegant Victorian style suites on the  Blue Flag beach at Santos.

The other accommodation consists of the blue coaches from the former Trans Karoo and visitors sleep in compartments and coupes. (Denise Lloyd)