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Buffalo Bay

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Address: Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 044 382 5510
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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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The beach....

Buffelsbaai is a small town that can not grow as all the land around it is a nature reserve. This is to my mind one of THE best switch-off and relax holiday destinations in South... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Johann B
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buffelsbaai is a small town that can not grow as all the land around it is a nature reserve. This is to my mind one of THE best switch-off and relax holiday destinations in South Africa. If it gets to quiet you can always drive to Knysna or George.

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Thank Johann B
South Africa
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach at Buffalo Bay is very sheltered. You can surf (there are instructors, who in season, can teach you how to). Do you want to stand up on a surf-board and paddle your way round the bay? You can do that too. The beach is perfect for sunbathing, with rocks below the restaurant, where the kids love playing. And... More 

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Thank jillymSouthAfrica
Centurion, South Africa
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480 reviews
170 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive from Knysna to Buffalo Bay in itself provided us with breathtaking views and scenery and once again we were able to feast our eyes on the wide beach of Buffalo Bay. My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of spending a leisurely and relaxing time at Buffalo bay during our recent stay (April/May) in Knysna. It was... More 

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Thank zerwickrenatevictor
Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I go to this beach regularly. It offers safe bathing with lifeguards in season. There is plenty parking, showers and ablutions, a restaurant / supermarket with a spacious deck overlooking the beach. It is popular with surfers, SUPs and surfskis. You can walk your dogs on the section away from the main bathing beach before 09h00 and after 17h00. The... More 

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Thank David F
Knysna, South Africa
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a place where you sit and enjoy the breakers on the rocks and the sand, watch the surfers play amongst the waves ..... Order pizza, hamburger and chips, breakfast or anything ..... sitting under the umbrella watching the world go by, sometimes a dophin or two or even a whale out to sea .... a place to let... More 

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Thank Vallerie M
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We stayed on the main beach, accommodation was very nice and everything we needed and more, it was spectacular! The beach and the views early morning and at sunset are beautiful! We are planning to book there for our South African December Holiday! Yeah! :-)

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Thank Ulania G
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Lovel views, good food served at restaurant. Separate shop to by odds and soda for the beach is next door to the restaurant.

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Thank Jeanette M
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Knysna is famous for its lagoons but not everyone knows the charm of Buffalo Beach. A boundless and hidden beach, lapped by the ocean and an amazing sky. Discover it at sunset and will be one of your best memories of Kysna

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Thank Tittamaria
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

What a stunning place to camp! It is right beside the ocean and all the sites are grassed. Ablutions are clean and adequate as are the washup and laundry facilities. But it is open to the elements and there are no trees for shade. We arrived on a fairly windy day so we parked in a position where the ablution... More 

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Thank Helen F
South Africa
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88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

To reach this beach you have to drive under a quant railway bridge, and along a very scenic road. This is a beautiful beach with a wide clean beach area where you can laze around all day. There was a surfing tent where you could book lessons surfing. There is a restaurant that looks out over the beach. Be warned:... More 

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