Yellowwood Forest - Morgan Bay


Yellowwood Forest

Link Road

Morgan Bay

Eastern Cape

South Africa




Sean Rohm


+27 (0)43 8411598


+27 (0)86 5177094


+27 (0)84 5822601

Yellowwood Forest offers an unconventional camping experience for nature lovers and family holidays. This unique forest retreat on the bank of the Inchara River is 1km from Morgan bay beach. Its 30 camp sites, rustic self catering cabins and new luxury self catering Cob Cottage, all break with tradition in a variety of delightful ways.

This Eco-friendly site is protected from the wind and sun. It has a gift shop, licensed tea garden restaurant, pizzeria and Dstv sport on the big screen. Wireless Internet and pre-paid vouchers are available and there’s firewood for sale.

There are bunnies, guinea pigs, birds and a magical playground with a tree house. The decks, ladders, bridge, swings, slides, trampolines, toys, bikes and carts will keep kids amused, so come hungry and make yourself at home. The river has a small natural swimming hole with high rocks surrounding it from which to do bomb drops and forest trails to explore. Bring your bicycle! A short walk/ride away is the Morgan bay dam for bass fishing, swimming and canoeing.


The campsite has 30 stands, 10 of which have electrical points. There are a variety of shady sites to choose from, all with lush 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 in the day. Sites further from the entrance offer peace and quiet in the shade of Acacia Karoo thorn trees, 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. We pride ourselves in offering more sites than we allow people, so that campers always have a choice of at least 3 sites, even at year end, when we're full. We can even assist you with erecting your tent!

Camping Rates:

Out of season:

R115 per site per night
R15 per person per night
R65 for electricity per night

In Season:
R250 per site per night
R25 per person per night
R75 per person per night

Self Catering Accommodation

For those not interested in camping, then we offer four delightful self catering options:

Cob Cottage

Sleeps: 7 | R600 - R1200 per night depending on the season

This unique, hand built “mud” house is a work of art, reflecting the owners love of glass, light and nature. It’s great for entertaining and sleeps 7 people comfortably. There are 2 bedrooms. The ground floor bedroom has a double bed and there is an extremely comfortable double bed sleeper couch in , which is easy to open and pack away. The large upstairs honeymoon suite has a double bed and an old fashioned day bed, which is a single bed if it’s not being used as the couch. The view over the forest from its private deck will give one a new perspective of lush and the varied colours of green!

The Bush Camp

Sleeps: 2 | R340 - R575 per day

The Bush camp 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 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, complete with linen. There is a cupboard containing pots and pans, crockery and cutlery for 4 people. There is also an electric light and a plug point. An added bonus of the Bush camp is that it includes a campsite on which to erect a tent or gazebo at no extra charge and one can park ones car on site. The campsite ablutions are approx. 50m away.

The Loft

Sleeps: 2 | R275 - R375 per day

The loft is a cosy thatched room above the gift shop with a bird’s eye view of the trees. It has a very steep stair case leading up to it, so one needs to be agile and sober. It has a double bed (complete with linen) and 2 comfy chairs. There’s an electric light, plug point, a kettle and cups. The loft is ideal for a getaway where cooking is not part of your plan.

The Cabin

Sleeps: 2 | R300 - R375 per day

This comfortable cabin is situated in the campsite surrounded by a lush lawn and tall trees. It’s perfect for that camping feeling without having to put up a tent. It’s got a comfortable double bed (with linen) a big wall unit to pack everything away, an electric light and plug point, a small bar fridge, electric kettle and 2 plate stove. It also has pots and pans as well as 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.

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