Morgan Bay Attractions
Morgan Bay has all the attractions you would expect from a seaside resort, like beautiful beaches, rivers and scenery. Here are some you might not have known about...
The Morgan Bay cliffs / krantzes
Pack your camera and go for a hike over the spectacular cliffs. These impressive slabs of dolerite, which drop some 50 metres into the pounding surf, are ideal vantage points for watching the sunrise or enjoying a sundowner with friends. If you're lucky, you may even see the dolphins frolicking in the waves which crash against the rocks below.
Morgan's Bay has a safe swimming lagoon for the little ones. You will also enjoy a paddle to the upper reaches where you are sure to spot the resident Fish Eagles. Motorised craft are not permitted.
Double Mouth & Beach Beach
This pristine coastal nature reserve boasts one of SA's most picturesque campsites & lies only 4km away from Morgan's Bay. Here two rivers meet in a pristine estuary, which carves a single course through forested dunes to the sea. Fish Eagles, Crowned Eagles, Red-Billed Woodhoopoes and several species of Kingfishers patrol the placid waters and it's forest fringes. Motorbikes and Quads are not permitted. Entry is R10 per person.
Farmer & Craft Markets
Craft Markets are held at Yellowwood Forest once a month out of season and more frequently during the holidays. Enjoy a morning (9am-2pm) browsing locally made produce from a range of stall holders, surrounded by indigenous trees on the banks of the Inchara River. Treat yourself to home made cakes and jams, tantalise your taste buds with local biltong and add a touch of the Wild Coast to your appearance with hand made jewellery and accessories. Enjoy farm fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as wild honey and free range pork, when available. The fully licensed tea garden, gift shop and bar are always open for delicious meals, home bakes, preserves, gifts, antiques and books. WiFi is also available and the wood-fired pizzas are not to be missed.
For bookings and enquiries, contact: Sean & Robyn on 043 8411598 / 084 5822601. December dates are 16th, 23rd and 28th December and the 3rd of January.
The Cape Morgan Reserve & Lighthouse
The Cape Morgan Nature Reserve is a coastal forest reserve and is admistered by EC Parks. The ruins of the old Titanium mine, started by Trev Miller in 1958, lie within the reserve and can be accessed from the Kei Mouth Golf Course road, where a new Eco Centre has was recently built to accommodate large school groups. One of the old mine buildings housed, until recently, the tallest indoor termite mound in the world, though this is sadly no more.
The Cape Morgan Lighthouse lies within the reserve and peeks out above the trees of the indigenous forest that lines the beach. The fully automated lighthouse was built in 1964 and is one of only 3 lighthouses along the Wild Coast. The Stone Chance lantern sits atop a 12-metre lattice tower and emits two white flashes every 10 seconds with a range of 24 sea miles. Walk to the end of the beach and along the path along the hill until you reach the old mine's seawater pump station, then follow the path up through the forest to the lighthouse.