Doringbaai shown within Western Cape

Coordinates: 31°49′S 18°14′E / 31.817°S 18.233°E / -31.817; 18.233Coordinates: 31°49′S 18°14′E / 31.817°S 18.233°E / -31.817; 18.233
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District West Coast
Municipality Matzikama
  Total 1.79 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 1,260
  Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
  Black African 2.7%
  Coloured 90.2%
  Indian/Asian 0.1%
  White 6.9%
  Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
  Afrikaans 96.4%
  English 2.7%
  Other 1.0%
Postal code (street) 8151
PO box 8151

Doringbaai is a settlement in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Doringbaai, previously known as Thornbay, is a small fishing village. The main economic activity is the packaging and export of crayfish. In the past, the bay at Doringbaai was used as an anchorage for the trade route; provisions were deposited here and transported to Vanrhynsdorp by camel. The lighthouse, one of the local landmarks, was built in 1963.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Doringbaai". Census 2011.
  2. "Doringbaai, Western Cape". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
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