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Buffalo Bay

| Walker Drive, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 383 0038
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Best beach on the Garden Route

Such a magnificent sheltered bay with a real holiday feel. There is a little local cafe for a bite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
A Walk by the Sea.

We don't walk too far nowadays unfortunately, but in our younger days we did a lovely walk on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cape Town, South Africa
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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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  • Average6%
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| Walker Drive, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 383 0038

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a magnificent sheltered bay with a real holiday feel. There is a little local cafe for a bite to eat or something to drink. The beach has life guards on duty.

Thank happytraveller130
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We don't walk too far nowadays unfortunately, but in our younger days we did a lovely walk on the beach from Brenton to Buffalo Bay where we then met up with our family, who had driven from Knysna to collect us by car, and had...More

Thank MiloDexter
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We cycled in from the Cape Nature Reserve at Goukamma for lunch - half way along the road Buffelsbay looks like it is hanging onto the rocks and will plunge into the sea - which thankfully is an illusion. This charming little village appeared when...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It's a short distance from Knysna by car. Great beach to go to, also popular with some of the local surfers. You can swim but probably best to have a wet suite if you do decide to take on the cold water of the Cape.

2  Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Service good at the restaurant at Buffalo Bay. Our hosts Lourenza and Peter Grace is awesome. Sunday lunch a winner and also any time during the day.

Thank rejeannes2016
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We stopped off at Buffalo Bay simply because I'd always driven past before. The Bay itself, at the end of the road, was a bit eroded and rather too full of holiday-makers for my liking. Plus parking was a mission. So we doubled back and...More

Thank Ethnee H
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This place is only a short drive from Knysna. We had directions from the tourist information office or we never would have found it as it's at the end of a quiet road. There is parking close to the beach and when we were there...More

Thank PicMorDaisies
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Recommend this beach near Knysna for a swim in calm waters..great place for enjoying sunset also, slightly remote and far from the town!

Thank sonakshis518
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Another hidden South African gem, lovely beach although can be a bit windy at times. Sun umbrellas available from the local shops at a reasonable price. Great to potter in amongst the rocks or just relax on the beach. Well worth a visit.

Thank kenccmd
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Sitting on the benches along the beach is good for the soul on our way through memory lane passing by Buffels Bay. Watching youngsters with their surf boards in the sea is a bonus. There is parking nearby and was not too full when we...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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