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Buffalo Bay Beach

Buffalo Bay is fast becoming one of the most-loved beaches on the Garden Route. It’s situated in the Goukamma Nature Reserve where the natural beauty of the area has been protected over the decades. Buffels Bay (as it is affectionately known) offers great natural entertainment for all ages.

HOURS: Everyday
WHERE: Buffalo Bay

If walking is more your thing, you can indulge in a 12km beach walk surrounded by indigenous natural bush and white sands. There are a few routes that are shorter and will take you through the bush which eventually lead you back onto the beach. These walks are short and suitable for all ages.

If you’re travelling with a troop of active kids, why not get them enrolled in a surfing lesson for the day? You’ll find a surf school at the parking lot just above the beach. Take a picnic along too, so that you can spend the whole day there. If you’re in the mood for a soft serve, go up to the restaurant and order one. They are one of the best in the Garden Route.

Buffels Bay is an ideal swimming beach. During peak seasons there are lifeguards on duty, they will put flags out on the beach to ensure safe swimming. Be sure to stick to these demarcated spaces, as there can be currents at certain places on the beach.

The road to Buffels Bay is just as amazing as the beach itself. From the N2 (towards George), take a left at the sign “Buffalo Bay”. The road will wind its way to the beach (about 5 km). Surrounded by indigenous plants, a true feeling of holiday will take over your senses. In the peak season you may have to park at the top parking lot as it gets very busy. This is a beach not to be missed!