Doringbaai

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Doringbaai
Doringbaai is located in South Africa
Doringbaai
Doringbaai
 Doringbaai shown within South Africa
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
Area[1]
 • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Doringbaai". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Doringbaai, Western Cape". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 4 January 2014.