Doringbaai

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Doringbaai
Lighthouse in Doringbaai.jpg
Doringbaai is located in Western Cape
Doringbaai
Doringbaai
Doringbaai is located in South Africa
Doringbaai
Doringbaai
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictWest Coast
MunicipalityMatzikama
Area
 • Total1.79 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,260
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African2.7%
 • Coloured90.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White6.9%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans96.4%
 • English2.7%
 • Other1.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.