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
Doringbaai is located in Africa
Doringbaai
Doringbaai
 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
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 10 July 2015.