History of Buffels Baai

Province: Western Cape
Garden route
Coordinates: 34°05′S 22°58′E
Area:0.82 km2
Municipality Knysna

Buffels Baai or Buffalo Bay is so named because there were hundreds of buffalo in the area until the last ones were killed in 1883.
Originally as a holiday town, there was no road and one had to travel there by mule wagon. A gravel road was built in about 1944.
More recently Buffels Baai was the scene of a shipping disaster when the cargo ship Kiani Satu, traveling from Hong Kong to Ghana with a shipment of rice, ran aground and sank off the coast of Buffels Baai in August 2013. The oil that leaked from the vessel threatened the nearby Goukamma Nature Reserve; 217 birds were cleaned and rehabilitated by SANCCOB after the spill.

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Useful Numbers in Buffels Baai

  • Municipality – Knysna Municipality-044 302 6300
  • Police: 044302 6688
  • Traffic department:044 302 6551/ 044 302 6337
  • Fire: 044 302 8911`
  • Ambulance: 044382 5613
  • Post office; Sedgefield Post Office- 044 343 163
  • Library: Leisure Isle Library 044 302 6311
  • Closest hospital;Knysna Provincial Hospital-044 302 8400
  • Knysna Town Clinic-044 382 0836
  • SPCA:Garden Route SPCA-044 693 0824                                                                         [/vc_column_text]

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