Buffels Bay (otherwise known as Buffeslbaai, Buffalo Bay or simply Buffs) is a rustic sea-side resort town for people looking for a real holiday away from their busy lives. For much of the year Buffels Bay’s homes are empty, leaving the town to its quiet and simple ways. During the peak summer season it becomes a bustling, energetic place where one struggles to find parking near the beach. There are countless self-catering options- both nestled away from the busy main road or with ocean views. Buffels Bay is the perfect swimming and surfing beach. The crystal clear waters and flat, sandy ocean floor are the trademarks of this beach. You can rent surf boards and even have surfing lessons on site. Rent an umbrella and deck chair for the day during the peak season at a minimal cost and even have a professional beach massage under a marquee.
If you and your family are not up to lying all day on the beach, go for a hike on one of the many trails. Most of the trails are of moderate intensity which go through a forest canopy and lead onto the beach. Why not walk the 5.5km (one way) to Brenton on Sea? On your return, have a soft serve ice-cream or an ice-cold beer at the restaurant above.
The nearby Goukamma Nature Reserve has a set up for braais, picnics, canoeing and general family fun. Whatever your thing, Buffels Bay is sure not to disappoint.