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Situated on the Danger Point Penisula, Buffeljagsbaai is home to a very small fishing community who live solely from the sea. This pristine coastal gem offers magnificent visuals of stark beauty with its magnificent untouched sweeping seascapes. To the west of Buffeljagsbaai is a small caravan and bungalow park situated in between the dunes with access to a beautiful secluded beach and bay.
Impressive solidified sand dunes tower above Jessie se Baai which is situated on the other side of Buffeljagsbaai. Jessie se Baai was named after a ship which was wrecked there many years ago.
A typical rural town with a large farming community known predominantly for farming with Merino sheep and wheat. Bredasdorp offers a fabulous day trip with several speciality shops with pottery, antiques and local delicacies on offer.
Not to be missed is the renowned Shipwreck Museum which is the only one of its kind in South Africa. The museum showcases an extensive collection of artefacts and furniture from ships wrecked along the coast.
Audrey Blignault who was born in Bredasdorp has a room especially dedicated to her fine history as one of South Africa's most prominent writers.
A stone's throw from Franskraal and not to be missed is the enchanting hamlet of Baardskeerdersbos which is fast becoming a sought after haven for city slickers as a weekend getaway. Made up of a fascinating patchwork of rolling farmlands and small holdings with quaint homesteads, the hamlet has a fascinating history in terms of how it gained its name, which directly translated means Beard Shavers Bush!!! One can only deduce that it was so named after the fearsome looking but harmless spider the Jerrymanglum, known for its "hair cutting/shaving abilities".
Named after the HMS Arniston, a British troop ship that sank in 1815 killing more than 300 on board, Arniston is a beautiful coastal fishing village with one of the longest beaches in Africa. Azure blue water, rocky coves and authentic fisherman cottages add to the magical beauty of this coastal jewel.
Here you are still able to buy fresh fish off the fishing boats as they come into the harbour daily. There is a typical holiday atmosphere in Arniston where you can watch whales at play in the bay annually (September to November), visit the De Mond Reserve and discover the many bird species.