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Address: Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 044 382 5510
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Description: Buffalo Bay is a family beach with safe swimming and great surfing...
Buffalo Bay is a family beach with safe swimming and great surfing conditions. It is also ideal for walking (all the way to Brenton on Sea) and fishing.
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Glorious, glorious!

From the top of the ridge between the Knysna lagoon and the Indian Ocean, one catches a peek now and then of Buffalo Bay. The pristine blue, blue waters and white rolling surf... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Western NY State
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Western NY State
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From the top of the ridge between the Knysna lagoon and the Indian Ocean, one catches a peek now and then of Buffalo Bay. The pristine blue, blue waters and white rolling surf were intriguing enough for us to go in search of the beach there. And we were not disappointed. The beach was spectacular with heavy waves pounding in... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wonderful place to spend the day walking the beach and relaxing in the sun! Bathrooms and restaurants close to the beach.

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Blantyre, Malawi
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Long walks on a lovely clean beach. We enjoyed paddling and identifying the strange blue jellyfish washed up on the shore along with Shark and Ray egg 'purses'.

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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The weather was just right for us to laze on the sand, play a few games. The water was cold but there were kids swimming happily. Felt it was better than Brenton on Sea.

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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

What a beach - very clean with a couple of good cafés as well as excellent toilet/shower facilities. Safe swimming in the guarded area although it wouldn't be wise to venture in anywhere else. Surfing lessons available with the conditions being ideal for learners. The beaches stretches round a horseshoe of about 5 kilometres to Brenton on Sea and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We saw a little sign next to the N2 on our way to Knysna......it said "Buffels Bay" We thought it would probably be nothing special. Boy oh boy were we wrong! Currently busy booking a flat here for our next holiday. This little place took our breath away! I cannot for the life of me work out why this place... More 

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Brackenfell, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is one of the beautiful beaches around. We enjoyed a cuppacino on the deck of Moby Dick's Restaurant. The views are spectacular.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Visit every year end Jan. Rent an apartment on the beach for next to no money. A 4 km stretch of beach, safe swimming and a wonderful deck overlooking the sea to have a beer and light lunch. A hidden gem between Sedgefield and Knysna. Unspoilt an unpopulated. Zero crime. Suggest you take a look at www.buffelsbaai.co.za

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Often Overlooked from what we've heard, and we highly recommend taking the short drive off of the N2 to see it. Beautiful beach with lovely views

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This beach is very easily accessible, especially for those who are averse to steep climbs. The beach is very clean and there is a restaurant which is very reasonable and serves good food.

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Address: Address: Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 044 382 5510
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna

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