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Buffelsbaai

Buffelsbaai

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