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About Yellowwood Forest

Yellowwood Forest. Morgan Bay Backpackers, camping and accommodation for nature loving travellers, families and groups. Enjoy Wild Coast hospitality just 1.5km from the Morgan Bay beach.

The self-catering dorm rooms, rustic doubles, luxury family unit, and unconventional campsite has options for all budgets and easy access to both the beach and hidden forests of Morgan Bay. This eco-spirited retreat has a gift shop, tea garden restaurant, pizzeria & bar, playground and Wi-Fi. Market day is every Saturday. Stock up on fresh produce and home bakes. There’s also a small touch farm and a magical playground with a tree house, trampoline and slides to keep the kids busy so come hungry and make yourself at home. The river has a small natural swimming hole with high rocks from which to do bomb drops and there are forest trails to explore. The Morgan Bay dam for bass fishing, swimming and canoeing is a short walk away.

Yellowwood Forest can also be hired as a unique venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions and celebrations! We also offer Cob Building Courses, Volunteer Opportunities and Invasive Plant Eradication services in the local area. 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. Come to stay, eat, drink, shop, play, bird watch and renew your soul.

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 13 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 207
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

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.

Availability and pricing

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  • Campsite (no electricity) Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 18 Spacious, shady sites; all receive morning sun and welcome shade in the afternoon. Some are close to the play area for... see more Features:  Shared bathroom
    from R197 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Campsite (with electricity) Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 12 The Caravan Sites are spacious, shady sites on the banks of the Inchara River, offering guests a safe and peaceful famil... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Garden views, River views
        from R273 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Loft Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only 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... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Garden views
            from R373 Room rate
            • Adults
              • Cabin Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This comfortable log cabin is situated in the campsite surrounded by a lush lawn and tall trees. It’s small and perfect... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Garden views, Bar Fridge see more Double beds, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Garden views, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R407 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • Rustic Bush Camp Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only The Bush camp is thatched, wooden and particularly rustic. It is positioned perfectly between the trees and a huge Yello... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Garden views, River views
                    from R461 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • Cob Cottage Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Cob cottage is luxury self catering; a ‘la Yellowwood Forest style. This unique, hand built “mud” house is a work of... see more Features:  Double beds, Bath only, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch see more Double beds, Bath only, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Television, No Smoking in Rooms
                        from R814 Room rate
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for Yellowwood Forest

                          6 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Stephanie Rous
                          11 January 2018

                          Loved the campsite and was really a nice experience

                          Maretha Kriel
                          11 April 2017

                          We enjoyed our stay and the staff were very friendly. Was disappointed to found out that the restaurant closed at 17:00. Cob Cottage had everything we needed, but could have been cleaner.

                          Mike Kent, South Africa
                          19 September 2016

                          We stayed for two nights in the romantic loft room. Sean looked after us exceptionally well, he was always ready to help and very accommodating. The campsite is in a beautiful location with nice walks into the forest and a cool swimming spot close by. It's a short drive to Morgan bay. The market on Saturdays is nice too. In short, very friendly staff and a beautiful, peaceful place.

                          Alice M, South Africa
                          18 June 2016

                          ...if you want to run away from JHB. Environmentally friendly, lovely people, gorgeous dogs. Pizza in fully vegetarian oven. The cottage we stayed in was a dream. Better than in the pictures. Only thing to keep in mind: if you have a bad back, make arrangements about mattress. Otherwise, fabulous:  fully recommend it. ESTABLISHMENT RESPONSE:We are grateful for the review as we hadn't slept in the beds ourselves- as a result of the review we have replaced all the mattresses with brand new spring mattresses- awesome sleep and no bad back guaranteed!Kind regards Sean & Robyn
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                          Tertia Condon, South Africa
                          06 June 2016

                          Thank you so much for your hospitality and making us feel welcome.. There's only one word to describe the Cob Cottage and Footprints Festival in a nutshell, awesome! We found everything in order and enjoyed every minute, too short! Can't wait to book for longer next time!:-)

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                          Yellowwood Forest Map

                          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

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