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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: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 3 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 45
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 52 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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Lucius Vermaak
30 September 2019

Michelle is a friendly hostess. I will surely frequent this establishment!Room was neat and tidy. Bathroom clean and fresh.I will recommend this accommodation to anyone who loves to visit small Towns like Doringbaai.Be sure to make use of Christopher`s Takeout. He is the Mr. Delivery in Doringbaai.I stayed in the Mackarel Room. You will not go wrong booking this room. The sea is right in front of you......beautiful views!

Cathy Kleyn
27 August 2019

Perfect spot for a short break or overnighter, even the ground floor units have sea views, and the information provided in the unit was excellent - plenty of suggestions of things to do in and around the area. There's even a Mr Delivery in Doringbaai!!

Christine Van Rooyen
29 March 2019

The rooms are beautifully done, absolutely loved the art on the bedroom wall. The only thing that concerned me was the road in front of the apartments. Cars go zooming past, and I was afraid the kids may get into the street. Would be nice if the municipality would put some speed bumps to slow down the racers.

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 :)

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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