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

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, previously known as Doornbaai, 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]

ReferencesEdit

  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.