Buffeljags River

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Buffeljagsriver (Afrikaans for "buffalo hunt") is a river that originates where two other rivers meet, one being the Grootvadersbos River (Afrikaans for Grandfather's woods) and the other the Tradou River. The confluence is just east of a small town, Suurbraak, Western Cape province. The Tredouw's Pass is situated just north (in the Langeberg) of this meeting point. To the west of the town the river flows into the Buffeljags Dam, and the river then heads south to join the Breede River (also known as the Breë River), not far from the Bontebok National Park.

It is also the name of the small farming community located in the area. The Buffeljagsriver area is a fertile region producing vegetables, citrus, persimmons, milk and cheese, lavender and peppers.

The Buffeljagsdam located at the foot of the Langeberg mountains provides water all year round for the farms below it. Activities offered at Bufflejagsdam include fuffy-slide rides, bass fishing, canoeing, water-skiing and sunset cruises. The area offers various conference and team building facilities.

The Buffeljagsriver area is rich in historical value. Its name originates from the late 1800s when Governor Hendrick Swellengrebel's (from whom Swellendam got its name) son visited the area. It is said that he shot the last buffalo that roamed the area.

Today, Buffeljagsriver is a thriving farming community with a wide variety of crops and animals being farmed. Some of the tourism destination farms in the area today include Rotterdam, [1] the lavender farm,[2] and Olivedale Vineyards.

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Coordinates: 34°00′17″S 20°39′45″E / 34.00472°S 20.66250°E / -34.00472; 20.66250