I took this photo of the Diaz Express going by while waiting in the roadworks queue.
After the flooding in 2006, the famous Outeniqua Choo Tjoe which ran along the coast was halted - the tracks near Herold's Bay and Wilderness were badly damaged. Unfortunately, despite many attempts to resurrect the line (or turn it into a cycleway), it still remains out of commission.
If you're looking for the next best thing, there's the Diaz Express which launched this year (as an extension to the even smaller run the Outeniqua Power Van operator did between Hartenbos & Mossel Bay in 2013 and 2014). Each Wednesday, assuming there are a minimum 21 passengers, it runs from Mossel Bay to Great Brak and return (after a stop at the Transkaroo restaurant). Perfect for enjoying amazing view of the coastline!
Here's their schedule for February 2015:
Booking is absolutely essential for the Great Brak leg (otherwise it only runs between Mossel Bay and Hartenbos).
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