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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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 45
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 49 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Thorn Bay Rooms

Reviews for Thorn Bay

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Bev Malan
14 August 2018

The accommodation was ideal for what we were looking for..... quiet, chill time. The ever changing views of the sea and the sunsets were soul food. Being able to braai on our balcony was also a bonus. The room was spacious, excellent bed and everything spotlessly clean.

Moneque Windvogel
04 April 2018

It is truely a beautiful town, with very friendly people. The chalets are nicely situated & in the evening when you sit on your private stoep... you will see a stunning sunset :)

Frik le Roux
16 February 2018

Die eenheid bied die basiese benodigdhede. Teen die tarief wat gehef word voel ons dat die plekkie op 'n daaglikse basis skoongemaak kan word ( nie teen ekstra koste nie ). Om dieselfde rede glo ek kan toiletpapier meer gereeld as een rolletjie in ses daë voorsien word!! Die dakwaaier is nie in instaat om vinniger as die stadige spoed te waai nie, wat in die dag en 'n half van bergwind toestande van geen nut was nie. Die mikrogolfoondjie is nie werkend nie. Maar oor die algemeen het ek en Lin 'n aangename tydjie gehad en saamgestem dat ons weer sal gaan.

Mel Tripp
24 January 2018

The stay was good, but that "dining table" is too unstable. We lost a couple of drinks, just cutting food!Also NO oven! All the food I bought for self catering needed to be baked, oven heated. I had to go and buy fish next door.

Sonja Kubin Van Tonder
11 January 2018

Great stay for us and our doggy. Relaxing and always a beautiful view.

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Thorn Bay is 0.6km from the centre of Doringbaai , the nearest airport 242.8km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling