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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
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 41
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 60 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

As we return to normal we have additional rules in place for your safety and protection

1.All clients are to wear masks in and around the office, shop and outside on the premises to the different facilities.

2.Temperature of each guest to be taken with arrival, only these guests are allowed on the premises, NO other visitors...
As we return to normal we have additional rules in place for your safety and protection

1.All clients are to wear masks in and around the office, shop and outside on the premises to the different facilities.

2.Temperature of each guest to be taken with arrival, only these guests are allowed on the premises, NO other visitors allowed on the premises.

3.Apartments are cleaned 24 hours after departure and sanitized thoroughly.

4.If you start to feel sick while on holiday at Thornbay please inform immediately and we shall inform of the necessary steps in place to follow.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Shark Apartment Shark Apartment Sleeps 7 Includes: Self-catering This 2-bedroom, ground-floor unit can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults and 3 children under 12 years. The main bedroom... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views
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      • Bonito Apartment Bonito Apartment Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering These 1-bedroom, ground-floor units can each accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years. Each unit... see more
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          • Whale Apartment Whale Apartment Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Maximum 2 adults and 2 children under 12 These studio open-plan, ground-floor units are located next to each other. The... see more
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              • Barracuda Aapartment Barracuda Aapartment Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This 2-bedroom, first-floor unit can accommodate up to 4 guests. Each unit features a double bed in the main bedroom... see more Features:  Double beds, M-Net, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more Double beds, M-Net, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                  • Dolphin Apartment Dolphin Apartment Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Maximum 2 adults and 2 children under 12 These studio open-plan, ground-floor units are located next to each other. The... see more
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                      • Dorado Apartment Dorado Apartment Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This 2-bedroom, first-floor unit can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years. The main bedroom... see more
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                          • Mackerel Apartment Mackerel Apartment Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This first-floor studio apartment is ideal for an overnight stay. It features a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom... see more
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                              • Garrick Apartment Garrick Apartment Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering These 1-bedroom, ground-floor units can each accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years. Each unit... see more
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                                  • Marlin Apartment Marlin Apartment Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering These 2-bedroom, first-floor units can each accommodate up to 4 guests. Each unit features a double bed in the main bedr... see more
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                                      • Yellow-tail Apartment Yellow-tail Apartment Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This ground-floor studio apartment is fully equipped for a self-catering stay. It features a queen-size bed, open-plan... see more
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                                          Reviews for Thorn Bay

                                          60 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                          Lee-Anne Cornelius
                                          05 October 2021

                                          We enjoyed our stay, especially the kids. Will definately be back!!

                                          Barend Bekker
                                          31 August 2021

                                          Electric blanket would be lovely

                                          Paul en Susan Nel
                                          29 August 2021

                                          Everything was perfect! Location, facilities, very clean. Thank you!

                                          Johan Jordaan
                                          28 June 2021

                                          All good, host was very helpful, nice place to rest and explore the area

                                          Chris Plessis
                                          03 December 2020

                                          At reception, I was greeted by friendly staff and shown to our clean bright room with an outstanding vista of Doring Bay. It was a pleasant experience to listen to the sea during the night and enjoy the fresh clean sea air. The accommodation is very well equipped and I defiantly will return for a longer stay.

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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