Yellowwood Forest - Morgan Bay

CONTACT DETAILS:

Yellowwood Forest

Link Road

Morgan Bay

Eastern Cape

South Africa

5292

 

Contact:

Sean Rohm

Tel:

+27 (0)43 8411598

Fax:

+27 (0)86 5177094

Cell:

+27 (0)84 5822601

An eco-spirited retreat with self catering accommodation, camping and backpackers dorm. Wild Coast hospitality for nature loving travelers, 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 9am - 5pm and untill late during the holidays.

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

  • Dormitory accommodation for backpackers, hikers, school, church and scout groups with shared campsite ablutions.
  • Private double units with simple cooking facilities and shared campsite ablutions.
  • Glamper van with covered veranda, cooking facilities, private shower and shared campsite ablutions
  • Luxury family unit with full kitchen, braai area, deck, bathroom and shower.
  • A riverside, forested campsite suited to tents, off road trailers and overlanders.

Owner run since 1999 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 Market day and once a month is our big Craft and Farmers market. Stock up on fresh produce and home bakes. Traders welcome. Come light and shop local.

The small touch farm and magical playground with it’s 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 offer Eco brick, Ecology and Earth workshops and walks – Learn all about Cob Building Techniques and the art of building with Eco bricks. Weekend Courses available. School groups are especially welcome. Book today.

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

Camping

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 15th, 22rd, 29th Dec and 3rd 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 2018

Out of Season:

All sites:

Persons:

Electricity:

R150 per day

R15 each per day

R75 per day

In Season:

28 Mar - 10 April and 12 Dec - 9 Jan 2019

Tent sites:

Persons:

Electricity:

R270 per day

R25 each per day

R100 per day

(Max 2 people & 1 vehicle)

Off road trailer / Caravan / Tent site:

Persons:

Electricity:

R400 per day

R25 each per day

R100 per day

(Max 6 people & 1 vehicle)

Deluxe Site for extra space:

Persons:

Electricity:

R550 per day

R25 each per day

Included

(Max 6 people & 1 vehicle)

We offer 10% out of season pensioners discount
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 Backpacker dorms, double units 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: R750 per day
Long Weekends: R1000 per day
In Season: R1500 per day (28 Mar - 10 April and 12 Dec - 9 Jan 2019)
Accommodation: Sleeps Four (2x Double rooms) (+ R150 p/p/night for extra mattresses + linen) Kids 2yrs and under stay free.
Linen provided. Bring your own towels

Cob cottage is a luxury 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) comfortably in 2 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: R340 per day
Long Weekends: R375 per day
In Season: R575 per day (28 Mar - 10 April and 12 Dec - 9 Jan 2019)
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 Loft (Double)

Out of Season: R275 per day
Long Weekends: R300 per day
In Season: R375 per day (28 Mar - 10 April and 12 Dec - 9 Jan 2019)
Accommodation: Sleeps two (Double). Linen provided. Bring your own towels

The tiny loft is a cozy thatched room above the gift shop with a bird’s eye view of the trees. It has a very steep stair case, so one needs to be agile and sober. It has a double bed and 2 comfy chairs. There’s an electric light and plug point for charging electronics. The loft is ideal for a getaway where cooking is not part of your plan. Yellowwood’s restaurant can cater for your every need after an active day. Or you can stay put. Bird watch perched on the tiny deck at the top of the stairs or from your bed!

The campsite ablutions are used and are approx. 50m away.

The Cabin (Double)

Out of Season: R325 per day
Long Weekends: R350 per day
In Season: R500 per day (28 Mar - 10 April and 12 Dec - 9 Jan 2019)
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)

Out of Season: R325 per day
Long Weekends: R350 per day
In Season: R500 per day (28 Mar - 10 April and 12 Dec - 9 Jan 2019)
Accommodation: Sleeps two (Double). Linen provided. Bring your own towels

A rustic private caravan with a covered veranda and solar shower. There’s a bar fridge, kettle, two-plate stove and outside braai area. No bathroom. Use of campsite toilet facilities are a short walk away.

Backpackers:

Nature loving travellers, families and groups of all ages welcome! This safe, family destination offers camping, dormitory and self catering accommodation AND a pizzeria, tea garden and bar. Enjoy Free Wifi, Free light breakfast with tea or coffee and Free Oxygen in our Forest environment 1 km from Morgan bay beach

  • East London pickups Friday afternoon – returning Monday morning. R75 per person
  • Free WiFi
  • Free light breakfast and Tea/Coffee for Dorm guest.
  • Free guided forest trail (booking essential)
  • Surf lessons (booking essential)
  • Karma free Pizza, great food, craft beer and awesome coffee.
  • Craft markets every Saturday
  • Nature trails, dam and river swims
  • Surfboards, canoes, surf-skis & bicycles for hire
  • Cob and Ecobrick building workshops and demo's (booking essential)
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Xhosa meals and experiences (booking essential)
  • Quirky, Green & Eco-conscious
  • Safe and welcoming

Backpackers Dormitory:

Sleeps 18
Rate per night (all year round): R125 per single bunk bed (dorm room)
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 communal space sleeping 18 in comfy bunk beds (inc. a double loft bed)Perfect for the budget traveller as well as hikers, church, scout and school groups. Make new friends or bring your own! Share the small self catering kitchen or order straight from the tea garden/pizzeria menu.

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We cater for groups on request.

Campsite ablutions are a stroll away

Hang out in a hammock, read, relax, sleep- make yourself at home!

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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please visit our website at:
www.yellowwoodforest.co.za