Yellowwood Forest

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Children <6 Welcome: Yes

Camgpround: 34 Sites | Self Catering: Up to 22

An eco-spirited retreat with self catering accommodation and camping. Wild Coast hospitality for nature loving travellers, families and groups just 1.5km from the Morgan Bay beach.

The tea garden/ pizzeria/ bar serving great food, awesome coffee, wood fired pizza and craft beer, is open daily from 8:30am – 5pm and untill later during the holidays.

Self catering options to suit all budgets and travelling styles are available:

Private double units

    • with simple cooking facilities and shared campsite ablutions.

Glamper Van

    • with covered veranda, cooking facilities, private toilet and shower.

Luxury family unit

    • with full kitchen, braai area, deck, bathroom and shower.

Dormitory-style cabins

    • for backpackers, hikers, school, church and scout groups with shared campsite ablutions.


    • A riverside, forested


    suited to tents, off road trailers and overlanders.

Owner run since 1999 (with new owners since December 2021) and renowned for its warm hospitality and environmentally conscious heart, this unique place is proud to be awarded Birdlife South Africa “Birder Friendly” status, as well as earning the 5 Green hearts for Green Acts award from Love to Stay.

Every Saturday is Forest Fare Market day and First Saturday of the month is our big Craft and Farmers market – look out on our facebook page for special holiday markets. Stock up on fresh produce and home bakes. Traders welcome. Come light and shop local.

The magical playground with its tree house, trampoline and slides will keep the kids busy; come hungry and make yourself at home.

Swim in the river’s natural swimming hole with its high rocks from which to do bomb drops and explore the Forest Trails. The Morgan Bay dam for bass fishing, swimming and canoeing is a short walk away.

Hire this unique venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions and celebrations.

We work with partners to offer workshops on Ecology, Botany, Wellness, Raku Pottery Glazing and more. School groups are especially welcome. Book today.

Come to stay, eat, drink, shop, play or bird watch and leave renewed.


The campsite has 30 stands. Every stand is different and only 10 campsites have electrical points.

Sites all have lawns and trees. Some sites receive full morning sun and welcome shade in the afternoon, while others are shady in the morning and sunny later on. Sites away from the entrance offer peace and quiet while sites closer to the playground and tea garden provide shelter under enormous forest trees.
Our beautiful campsite is best shared and enjoyed in season, when we are busiest. If its absolute peace and quiet you’re after then please come in the off season.

WE ARE A NO MUSIC VENUE (unless by prior consent for functions) homemade music is fine, but drummers will be beaten!

NB: Yellowwood Forest holds busy craft markets during the December holidays on the 16th, 23rd, 28th Dec and 2nd of Jan (smaller markets are every Saturday). Market crowds and traders are focused from the campsite entrance to reception, the tea garden and play area – not in amongst the campsites. We encourage you to join in the spirit of things, however if you are intolerant of crowds and a festival atmosphere from 9-2pm, (traders set up their stalls noisily and early!) please don’t book to coincide with these dates. You may wake up to a bookshop or tasty food stall right next to your tent.

Camping Tariffs 2023:


16 Dec 2023 – 8 Jan 2024
4 Person camp/caravan sites: R500 per day
4 Person electrical camp/caravan sites: R600 per day
Deluxe Electrical Site for extra space: R700 per day
Additional persons: R80 per day, max 2
2 Person tent site: R300 per day


9 Jan – 15 Dec 2023
2 Person tent sites: R200 per day
4 Person camp sites: R280 per day
4 Person electrical sites: R340 per day
Additional persons: R40 per day, max 2


9 Jan – 15 Dec 2023
R120 per day without electricity or R240 per day with electricity.
Max. 2 persons per site.


9 Jan – 5 Apr 2023
12 Apr – 15 Dec 2023
R2500 per month with electricity


Children under 2 stay free
A 50% deposit is required for all bookings
Bookings are only valid upon proof of the full deposit
Accounts are payable on arrival – no exceptions
No refunds for late arrivals, early departures or bad weather

Self Catering Accommodation

Our double units, group and family accommodation suit nature lovers who want peace and tranquility. Enjoy warm Wild Coast hospitality just 1.5km from the Morgan Bay beach. Bird Watchers, travelers and families love this owner run, arty riverside retreat.

Yellowwood Forest’s licensed tea garden and pizzeria is open every day from 9am-5pm. We serve great food, awesome coffee, homemade wood fired pizza, craft beer and lots more. Traditional Xhosa fare, meals and beers may be pre ordered on request. So if you’re not up to self catering, then order from our extensive menu and we’ll deliver. To your bed, hammock or couch!

Cob Cottage (family unit)

8 Dec – 7 Jan: R1400 per day
Accommodation: Sleeps Four (2x Double rooms) (+ R150 p/p/night for an extra matress + linen) Kids 2yrs and under stay free.
Linen provided. Bring your own towels

Cob cottage is a comfortable and beautiful self catering family unit. This unique, hand built “mud” house is a work of art reflecting a love of glass, light and nature. The thatch cottage sleeps 4 people (2 couples) in 2 spacious double bedrooms and we can provide mattresses and linen if you have kids with you.

The large honeymoon suite upstairs, via an extremely steep staircase has a private deck from which to bird watch. This forest view is guaranteed to give one a new perspective of natures varied shades of green!

There’s a bathroom with toilet downstairs and a covered hot water shower outside. The kitchen’s spacious counter is the hub of activity as there is no separate dining area. There is a toaster, kettle, gas cooking hob and an electric oven. Pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. are provided.

NB: There is only a small bar fridge for just the essentials. Everything you need can be purchased in Morgan Bay or Kei Mouth and Yellowwood’s Saturday morning markets – so come light and shop local.

Whether you come alone or with family and friends you will enjoy outside living on the deck with its big circular stone pit for fires.

The Bush Camp (Double / Triple)

16 Dec – 7 Jan: R650 per day
Rest of the Year: R450 per day
Accommodation: Sleeps two (double) + One (single) (+ R100 p/p/night for extra mattresses + linen) Kids 2yrs and under stay free. Linen provided. Bring your own towels

The Bush camp at the bottom of the campsite is thatched, wooden and particularly rustic. It is positioned perfectly between the trees and a huge Yellowwood, right on the river. It is cool and shaded but gets the best of the afternoon sun just in time for sundowners.

The bush camp has survived a number of floods contributing to its weather worn look and the interesting slant the building has developed over the years. Looks are deceptive however – The bush camp is sturdy and comfortable, making it the perfect getaway for relaxing to the sound of flowing water and bird song.

The unit has a small open deck with a table, chairs and 2 plate gas stove and kettle. Three stairs lead up into a single room with 2 big windows from which to view the forest. It has a double and single bed. There is a cupboard containing pots and pans, crockery and cutlery for 4 people. There is also an electric light and a plug point for charging electronics.

The shared campsite ablutions are approx. 50m away

Book a campsite next to it for extra space and privacy.

The Cabin (Double)

16 Dec – 7 Jan: R500 per day
Rest of the Year: R350 per day
Accommodation: Sleeps two (Double). Linen provided. Bring your own towels

This tiny log cabin in the campsite is surrounded by a lush lawn and tall trees. It’s small and perfect for that camping feeling without having to put up a tent.

There’s a double bed, a big wall unit to pack everything away, an electric light, plug point for charging electronics, a small bar fridge, electric kettle and 2 plate stove. It also has pots, pans, crockery and cutlery for 2. The campsite’s circular stone fire pits are right outside so bring your camping chairs and braai under the stars.

The shared campsite ablutions are approx. 50m away

Book a campsite next to it for extra space and privacy.


The Glamper Van (Double/Triple)

8 Dec – 7 Jan: R650 per day
Accommodation: Sleeps two (Double). Linen provided. Bring your own towels. Linen can be provided for an additional single bed on the porch on request.

A rustic private caravan with a covered veranda, solar shower and toilet built on. There’s a bar fridge, kettle, two-plate stove and outside braai area. A full campsite ablution block with gas-heated showers is a short walk away.

Riverside Group Cabin:

Sleeps 6 adults / 1 adult + 10 children (school groups)
16 Dec – 7 Jan: R1100 per day
Rest of the Year: R600 for up to four persons, plus R80 p.p.p.n for additional persons
Bedding provided. Bring your own towels. Self catering kitchen

It’s a jungle out there! Enjoy a private view into dense river vegetation in this dorm-style space sleeping 12 in comfy bunk beds (inc. a double loft bed). Perfect for groups of friends or family travelling on a budget, or hikers, church, scout and school groups.

The Loft:

16 Dec – 7 Jan: R400 per day
Rest of the Year: R400 per day
Accommodation: Sleeps two (Double). Linen provided. Bring your own towels

The loft room is a cosy room, under the high thatched roof of our Reception building, and up a steep flight of stairs. It has a double bed, bedside lamp, plug point for charging phones, and nothing else. A good option for a quick overnight – order dinner before our restaurant closes in the late afternoon, or pop out for dinner at a nearby restaurant.

The shared campsite ablutions are approx. 50m away

    • We cater for groups on request.


    • Campsite ablutions are a stroll away.


    • Free self-guided forest trail (booking essential)


    • Karma free Pizza, great food, craft beer and awesome coffee.


    • Craft markets every Saturday


    • Nature trails, dam and river swims


    • Canoe for hire


    • Volunteer opportunities can be arranged


    • Xhosa meals and experiences (booking essential)


    • Quirky, Green & Eco-conscious


    Safe and welcoming

Check in is from 2 pm. If you are planning on arriving after 5 pm please note restaurant and office closing time and phone ahead of time to arrange meals.

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