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“Best swimming beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buffalo Bay

Buffalo Bay
Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 044 382 5510
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Knysna
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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.
Thabazimbi, Limpopo, South Africa
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“Best swimming beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Buffalo Bay. The water is crystal clear and there was even a school of sardines joining us in the shallow waves. Down the road there's some rock pools with beautiful fish swept in with the currents.

Visited January 2013
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“Restaurant and shop with nasty horns”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The lovely beach is badly let down by the extravagant prices and poor service of the only shop and restaurant that are run by one owner. They have upped prices and downed service over the last few years. Time for the owners to realise the importance of good value and excellent service.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Best beach in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I've been on holiday in Buffalo Bay for a few weeks now, and I will never get tired of this beach. You can walk for nearly 13km (round trip) on the beach to Brenton-on-Sea. The surfing, body boarding and swimming is phenomenal. It has received 'Blue Flag' status recently. There are always life guards, good facilities, parking, a cafe and restaurant. Definitely a good beach to visit if you are in the area.

Visited January 2013
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“Best beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

What an awesome beach- safe, clean, great for swimming, walking, playing beach bats. Very highly recommend it.

Visited December 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Fantastic Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This beach is incredible for swimming or just catching a tan. Good parking access and life savers available (as well as a surfing school).

Visited December 2012
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