The Diaz Beach Hotel is located only 50m from the high-water mark and offers spectacular ocean views from every window and balcony. The Diaz Beach Hotel was named in honour of the famed Portuguese navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, who landed in Mossel Bay in 1488. Themed on the long and vivid history of the area, the Diaz Beach Hotel offers guests a comfortable home away from home, with luxurious suites, surrounded by the charm of heritage, with attentive and considerate service throughout your stay.
Sections of the Diaz Beach Hotel was renovated during 2015 and the resort is scheduled to be renovated during the first few months of 2016. The Diaz Beach Hotel offers free under-roof parking for all hotel guests.
The outdoor rim-flow pool is reserved exclusively for the use of hotel guests. There are ample deck chairs available at the pool’s edge.
For your comfort and pleasure the following communal facilities are available to all hotel guests:
* 24 Hour Front Desk Service.
* General Travel Desk.
* Safe Deposit Box.
* Room Service (7a.m. - 9:30p.m.).
* On-premises Convenience Shopping Center.
* Disability Accessible Facilities.
* Communal Lounge (Foyer & Restaurant).
* Free Under-roof Parking.
* Private surfing lessons can be arranged on request.
* An indoor heated pool and Water World.
* Resort guests are regularly treated to a dazzling range of live shows, hosted at the Pero Dias Theatre.
Within touching distance of the captivating coastline and the cool waves, the Water Park's Lazy River captures the essence of Diaz Beach - fun, action and excitement. Ride the tubes with friends, or simply wallow in the water, work on your tan and drift along without a care in the world.
Those who prefer a somewhat faster ride, can take in a superb high-speed view of the ocean whilst zooming down the seaside super-tube.
Play a round on the putt-putt course.
Mossel Bay is a bustling holiday town and port, set on the sunwashed slopes of Cape St Blaize overlooking the expansive bay, against the blueblack backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains.
Mossel Bay lies halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, close to the towns of Swellendam, Outdshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Knysna on the Garden Route and is synonymous with the Mossgas project, where offshore gas fields are mined for gas that is then converted into petroleum.
Despite this obvious industrial leaning, Mossel Bay has a tradition of unhurried hospitality and there is sufficient natural beauty in the town and its surrounds to make a stopover essential. Mossel Bay features in the Guiness Book of Records as having the mildest all-year climate in the world, second only to Hawaii. Add to this the long stretch of beaches, the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, a championship golf course or two and Mossel Bay becomes an ideal retreat for both summer and winter.
Mossel Bay has a significant history and there are a number of historic houses worth a visit, including about 200 stone homes built a century ago by Cornish stonemasons. She received her present name in 1601 when the Dutch navigator, Paulus van Caerden found a collection of mussel shells in a cave at the headland of Cape St Blaize although Mossel Bay was ‘discovered’ as far back as 1488, when Dias first encountered the ancient Khoi-San people upon stepping ashore.
Mossel Bay is still famous for its mussels and oysters and some of the largest catches of tunny and black marlin are made on this part of the coast. Tunnel Cave is a 60-metre passageway through the headland of Cape St Blaize, which emerges on stretch of wild coast where the beaches are notorious for their variety of sea shells.
Of real interest is the fact the very first Post Office in South Africa was at Mossel Bay in 1500, when a man named Pedro de Ataide left a letter in a shoe under a milkwood tree. Today the ancient Post Office is a national monument and mail is still sorted here.
Amongst the surfing fraternity, Mossel Bay is up there on the list with Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth and Outer Pool is probably Mossel Bay’s most famous wave. Water sports are enormously popular and whale and seal watching and scuba diving a way of life.
Mossel Bay with its wide beaches for safe swimming and the awesome cliffs of Cape St Blaize’s southern shores, with the ever-watchful Outeniqua Mountains in the background provides a welcome and a worthwhile stopover on the Garden Route.
In Room Facilities:
Our rooms are key card operated, non-smoking and are cleaned daily. Please note that not all rooms are equipped with air-conditioning. Wake-up calls can be arranged with reception. Each room has its own private sea-facing balcony with deck chairs and is equipped to provide you with luxurious comfort:
* Coffee & Tea Tray.
* En-suite Bathroom with bath, separate shower, twin basins and amenities.
* Hair Dryer.
* In-room Safe.
* International plugs and shaver sockets.
* Mini Lounge.
* Mini-bar Fridge.
* Opening Windows.
* TV with DSTV.
* Writing Desk.
* Our Presidential Suites include a double bed, second bedroom with two single beds and mini bar fridge.
* Attakwaskloof Pass.
* Garden Route Game Reserve.
* Garden Route Wine Estates.
* Gondwana Private Game Reserve.
* Oyster Bay Reserve.
* Baruch's Coffee.
* Beach Tree Restaurant.
* Big Blu Tapas Bar.
* De Vette Mossel.
* Kaai 4 Braai.
* Bartholomeu Dias Maritime Museum.
* Cafe Gannet Seafood Restaurant.
* Ethno Botanical Garden & Braille Trail.
* Mossel Bay Scenic Helicopter Flights.
* Stars Restaurant and Sports Bar.