Province: Western Cape
West Coast
Coordinates:31°49′S 18°14′E
Area:1.79 km2

Doringbaai previously was known by the English version of the name “Thornbay.” It is a fishing village with a focus on crayfish.
In days gone by Doringbaai was used as an anchorage where supplies were kept in transit and then transported to Vanrhynsdorp by camel.
The town was officially established only in 1925.
The old crayfish factory which was closed in the 1970s is now used for abalone farming. On the same site is a wine-tasting facility and restaurant called Fryers Cove Wines. The grapes used for this wine come from a vineyard that is the closest to any coast in the world. the vines grow only 820 metres from the shoreline.

The postcode for Doringbai is 8151 (Streets and Boxes)


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Things to see and do in Doringbaai

  • A popular Hiking Trail exists along the deserted Beach between Doringbaai and Strandfontein
  • Doringbaai’s original Lighthouse was completed in 1963. Originally built from aluminium, it was replaced in 1993 with a concrete structure after being damaged in a storm. The Lighthouse is not manned and not open to the public.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Useful Numbers in Doringbaai

  • Police: 027 215 1021
  • Traffic department: Matzikama traffic dept 027 201 3436
  • Fire: West Coast emergency 022 433 8700
  • Water:
  • Electricity:0823237462
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Strandfontein021 393 2542
  • Library:0272013457
  • Closest hospital; satellite clinic 027 215 1841
  • Pharmacy; vredendal 027213 1077
  • SPCA: West coast 022 289 0998
  • Schools: Doringbaai primary 0272151605                                                                        [/vc_column_text]

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