Buffalo Bay South Africa, Knysna

Buffalo Bay

Buffelsbaai is a small seaside town 20 kilometres from Knysna in the Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

The cargo ship Kiani Satu, travelling from Hong Kong to Ghana with a shipment of rice, ran aground and sank off the coast of the town in August 2013. Leaked oil from the vessel threatened the nearby Goukamma Nature Reserve; 217 birds were cleaned by SANCCOB after the spill.