Buffels Bay

Soaring on Sand dunes


  • GPS: +- S34o05’ E22o58.58’
Satellite image of Buffalo Bay
Satellite image of Buffalo Bay


  • Strong South East (SE)
  • Wind is needed to safely take off.
  • Beware of being blown backwards into houses
  • WARNING: Often there is a strong wind gradient with the wind increasing sharply with height. Beware of the venturi on both sides of the hill and ensure your speedbar is properly prepared.

Launching and Landing

The small official and best take off (https://maps.app.goo.gl/z5K6Fmr6FhsoX6dV6) is 500m NNE from the Buffels Bay beach car park. Follow the Buffels Bay trail on the left for 50m. Don’t block the tiny launch if you don’t intend to take off.


  1. No launching from the grass in front of carpark to avoid damaging a parking car again.
  2. Entering any private property along the ridge, either to launch, land or cross over is not permitted. Take care to keep owners happy with us, as we need their support.
  3. Don´t scare people by landing close to them especially from mid-Dec to beginning of January and at weekends.


Turn off the N2 between Knysna and Wilderness to Buffels Bay.

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