Yellowwood Forest, Morgan Bay

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 campsite 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 rivers 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, Cob Building, 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 2022

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

Out of Season:

All sites:



R160 per day

R15 each per day

R100 per day

High Season:

16 Dec 2022 - 08 Jan 2023

Tent sites:



R280 per day

R25 each per day

Not available

(Max 2 people & 1 vehicle)

Off road trailer / Caravan / Tent site:



R400 per day

R25 each per day

R100 per day

(Max 6 people & 1 vehicle)

Deluxe Site for extra space:



R600 per day

R25 each per day


(Max 6 people & 1 vehicle)

Long Stay Camp/Caravan Rate:

R2200 per month with electricity
Excluding school holidays 18 March- 4 April, Easter Weekend and 26 June - 18 July

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)

Out of Season: R700 per day
In Season: R1200 per day (16 Dec - 8 Jan)
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)

Out of Season: R375 per day
In Season: R600 per day (16 Dec - 8 Jan)
Accommodation: Sleeps two (double) + One (single) (+ R150 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)

Out of Season: R350 per day
In Season: R500 per day (16 Dec - 8 Jan)
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)

Out of Season: R400 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 12
Out of Season Rate per night; R600 for up to four persons, plus R50 p.p.p.n for additional persons
In Season: R1000 flat rate
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.

  • 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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Tel : 0845822601

Self Catering Camping Children under 6 welcome