TRAVELBUCKET

RIVIER DECK, BUFFALO BAY (BUFFELSBAAI)

On a Sunday morning, we went for a bit of exploring in our own region and stumbled upon this little gem right next to the N2 at the Buffels Bay turn-off.  I have passed this establishment numerous times in the past, but never made the effort to check it out.  Hubby and I were looking for a place to have breakfast where we have never been before.  So, River Deck it is!

I think we were a bit early as we were the first patrons to pay a visit, but the wooden stove with the kettles already simmering radiated its warmth and welcomed us.  Nice, as the sun was not out yet and it was still a bit chilly next to the river.

Today was not the type of weather for canoes and peddle boats, however as I have observed during the past summer months this is a favourite spot for families with kids and the young ones to laze around on a hot day.

They also offer diverse kinds of accommodation varying from pitched tents to A-frames or maybe you can pitch your own tent.  The backpackers’ Bazz Bus also stops a stone’s throw from here – so not too far to carry your backpack.

I peeked into the campers’ kitchen (as this to me is always a good indication of the type of guests who visits) and it was spotless.  I will be able to prepare my food here …

River Deck reminds me of a lot of places that you find throughout Africa.  This is a laid-back place.  No fancy stuff, but you will definitely find friendly staff here!

“There are a lot of stories out there, waiting for you to live them”

— Unknown

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