About Thorn Bay
Total Relaxation, situated on the West Coast is a small coastal town named Doringbaai, to the north is the Olifants River and to the South is Lamberts Bay. Thorn Bay is approximately 3 hours from Cape Town either travel the N7 or the R27 along the coast past Veldrif, Elands baai, Lamberts Baai.
The West Coast is known for fishing, whale watching, wild flowers all seasonal, wine tours and crayfish diving, unique to this coast is the diamond diving vessels on flat sea days. On the Olifants river is 70 different species of birds.
There are various activities, swimming, fishing, walk trails along the cliffs, Quad bike trails, 4x4 trails or take a drive to the various wineries, restaurants. There is a cave restaurant Kliphuis and an open air, on the beach, restaurant Muisbosskerm. On flat sea days you can see the diamond vessels in action.
Each self-catering Unit is seafront and has been named after a fish, and the unit has been designed around a sea theme. Each unit consists of a fully equipped kitchen, TV, linen, towels and own braai area overlooking the harbour, lighthouse and unlimited sea view's. There are the open plan and one bedroom unit’s ideal for two adults and two children under 12 and the two bedrooms units’ ideal for two couples plus two to four children under 12.
On the premises, at the back of the units is a well-stocked fisheries for all your seafood meals/braai’s, trampoline/swimming pool/pool games room/mini gym and mini library. At the end of the day relax and watch the unforgettable sunsets with a sundowner.
Doringbaai has two shops, two bottle stores, fuel pumps, sports pub, fisheries for all your seafood needs and an 'a-la-carta' restaurant The Cabin for breakfast, lunch or evening meal.
Beach: Thornbay is 50m from the sea, there is a small beach in the front of Thornbay otherwise rocky for crayfish diving. The apartments also overlook the working lighthouse / Fryer's Cove Winery and Restaurant on the jetty.
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Things to do in and around Doringbaai
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This quaint little bay boasts a beautiful lighthouse and a crayfish factory that sup[ports most of the town's folk. Doringbaai offers beautiful, scenic views, and a rich ecosystem great for avid birders and nature lovers.
(55.8 km from Doringbaai)
Elands Bay beach is well known as a great surfing spot, particularly for the legendary left break. The pristine white sandy beach is seemingly endless, perfect for long walks and sun tanning. There are plenty of beach-based things to do and see...
(7.4 km from Doringbaai)
The windswept beach at Strandfontein is typical of most West Coast beaches with the addition of an impressive fringe of stark ochre cliffs. Sea temperatures rarely get above 12˚C and the exposed coastline is often storm lashed in winter. It’s a...
(34.4 km from Doringbaai)
Bergkraal 4x4 is situated on a farm between Vredendal and Klawer. The exact coordinates are unknown so it is essential that you call beforehand. This route is not an accredited 4x4 route but safety rules and precautions are enforced. This day...