Yellowwood Forest is not a party venue. Nature loving travelers, families and groups of all ages are welcome at Yellowwood Forest. Youth travelers please note that Yellowwood Forest is also proudly Green… but not that Green! So. Take a step off the usual backpacker route and reconnect with nature. Catch up with you emails, get your laundry done and enjoy our Forest experience before heading off for greener pastures!


What to expect

  • East London pickups Friday afternoon – returning Monday morning. R75 per person
  • Free Wi-Fi 15 mins daily
  • Food, beer and great coffee available!
  • Craft markets every Saturday
  • Nature trails, dam and river swims
  • Surfboards, canoes, surf-skis & bicycles for hire
  • Cob building workshops
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Xhosa meals and experiences
  • Quirky, Green & Eco-conscious

Backpacker's House (communal unit):

Sleeps 11
Rate per night (all year round):
R150 per single bunk bed (dorm room)
R250 per single bed (private room)
R350 per Double Bed (private room)
Bedding provided. Bring your own towels

Expect to make new friends when staying in this communal house with its dorm roomssingle rooms and double rooms. There is a shared kitchen, bathroom and living spaces with a big outside braai area under an enormous fig tree. The campsite ablutions are close by and available to use as well.

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

Check in is from 2pm. If you are planning on arriving after 5pm please note restaurant and office closing time and phone the cell phone ahead of time to arrange meals and keys.