In the heart of the Garden Route, make the Diaz Strand Hotel part of your holiday tours package when you’re travelling to South Africa. Named in honour of the explorer and navigator Barolomeu Diaz, who landed in Mossel Bay in 1488, the 86-roomed hotel offers spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.

Whale watching is one of the experiences you’ll have and there’s no better vantage point than one of the luxurious rooms that are all kitted out with satellite television, air conditioning, pure cotton linen and sumptuously fluffy towels. Your accommodation couldn’t be more perfect, and each room has its own balcony and private swimming pool.

Right on the famed Diaz beach in Mossel Bay, one of the Garden Routes most pristine beaches, the hotel offers visitors beautiful suites, all ensuite with a writing desk, marble surfaces, cherry wood finishes and all the mod-cons.

Within the hotel, you’ll find a wellness centre and the deeply relaxing Jacuzzi garden, where you can unwind in the indoor heated pool as well. The outdoor rim-flow pool is perfect for a day of pure laziness, where staff will serve you drinks and teas.