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About Yellowwood Forest

Yellowwood Forest, home to Morgan Bay Backpackers, Camping and Accommodation welcomes nature loving travelers, families and groups. Enjoy a warm Wildcoast welcome 1.5 km from the beach with easy access to forest trails. The camp site, self-catering dorms, rustic cabins, bush camp, loft and family units cater for all budgets and travelling styles. A unique eco-spirited retreat, owner run since 1999 and renowned for its warm hospitality. Open daily- the Tea garden restaurant, pizzeria and bar serves great food, coffee and wood fired pizza. There is also a gift shop with Dstv and Wi-Fi. Every Saturday is market day. Stock up on farm fresh veggies, organic eggs, home baked goods and other tasty treats.Kids love the playground with its tree house, trampoline and slides. The river has a small natural swimming hole with high rocks from which to jump and there also forest trails to explore. Morgan Bay dam is ideal for bass fishing, swimming and canoeing and is just a walk away. The bird life is phenomenal!

  • Response Rate: 82%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 12 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 218
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please bring your own towels.

Please note that the riverside campsites are situated next to the river. Be warned during unusual flood conditions, that we cannot accept responsibility for any natural disasters, acts of God, accidents or mishaps that may occur as a result of staying in this wild and beautiful place.
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Please bring your own towels.

Please note that the riverside campsites are situated next to the river. Be warned during unusual flood conditions, that we cannot accept responsibility for any natural disasters, acts of God, accidents or mishaps that may occur as a result of staying in this wild and beautiful place.
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Reviews for Yellowwood Forest

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Miranda Wolfaardt
12 October 2021

Yellowwood Forest is a calm and tranquil camping site where you can re-connect with nature. My mornings were spent listening to the stream nearby and the bird life singing with a good cup of coffee in hand.Rustic is the word choice in mind when thinking of the terrain and facilities, but this is done in an artistic way.Thank you for a wonderful stay and rest.

Colin Benade
21 June 2019

The Kids enjoyed the trampoline and meeting tanna, we thought the toilets needed a slight clean up and more toilet paper but we did love the way you built the cob cottage and the property in general. We did have a question about what bird makes that metallic sound... thanks for the lovely stay and just want to say we also were advised by coast to coast to stop at your amazing paradise you have created.

Jason Wulfsohn
08 January 2019

The people are generally nice and the beach is close enough.Unfortunately, the loft room didn't make for a pleasant experience. It is the cheapest option, but was even smaller than I expected, and very poorly ventilated. The two tiny windows at one end are ineffective. We arrived on a warm day after a long drive, and stepped into a wall of sweltering air in the room. It is situated above the gift shop and near the restaurant kitchen, so all that hot air rises into the loft room. A small fan would improve the situation drastically.To their credit, the other options at this establishment look...
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Robert Brand
23 December 2018

Lovely shady camp sites, rustic but perfectly adequate facilities, ice cold beer, very friendly and helpful hosts. Enjoyable stay.

Sarah Hanton
05 July 2018

Yellowwood Forest is a relaxed and beautiful setting for a few days away. It’s very family friendly but I imagine could also be a great spot for friends or couples to escape the hustle of life for some tranquility. I have camped there several times and love the environmentally friendly buildings and vibe as well as the home made pizzas. This time we stayed in the cob cottage - which is beautiful and magical. I thoroughly recommend this place.

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Yellowwood Forest is 0.9km from the centre of Morgan Bay , the nearest airport 67.8km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling