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Buffelsbaai

Buffelsbaai

Buffelsbaai
Buffelsbaai from the air
Buffelsbaai from the air
Buffelsbaai is located in Western Cape
Buffelsbaai
Buffelsbaai
Buffelsbaai is located in South Africa
Buffelsbaai
Buffelsbaai
Coordinates: 34°05′S 22°58′E / 34.083°S 22.967°E / -34.083; 22.967
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictGarden Route
MunicipalityKnysna
Area
 • Total0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total71
 • Density87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African1.4%
 • Coloured71.8%
 • White26.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans100.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Buffelsbaai (also Buffels Bay and Buffalo Bay) is a small seaside town 20 kilometres [2] from Knysna in the Garden Route 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.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Buffelsbaai". Census 2011.
  2. ^ [maps.google.co.za]
  3. ^ "Kiani Satu sinks off Knysna". News24. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Kiani Satu afloat after stalling". eNCA. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014.