Camping at Yellowwood Forest

Morgan Bay's eco-friendly forest campsite is best suited to campers, rooftop tents, 4x4s, overland trucks and adventurous caravaners. It offers an unconventional camping experience for independent travelers, nature lovers and family holidays. This peaceful campsite situated 1.5km from the beach and protected from prevailing coastal wind. Enormous trees and lush riverine vegetation make it a tranquil, bird watchers paradise!

The campsite has 30 stands. Every stand is different and are demarcated on a the map (not drawn to scale). 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 four very busy craft markets during the December holidays on the 16th, 23rd, 28th Dec and 3rd of Jan. (smaller markets every Saturday) Dec. 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.


Ablutions: Centrally situated, unisex, quirky, hobbit-like. These rock and thatch buildings have mud walls and glass details. They are labors of love, handcrafted from reclaimed and recycled materials. There are 4 hot water showers, 1 bath and 4 flushing loos. They may be unconventional and rustic but dirty they are not. They are well cared for and cleaned daily. Loos make use of septic tanks; don’t flush ANYTHING EXCEPT TOILET PAPER.

Water points: Only 4 fresh water taps service all 30 sites. Water is a scarce resource, so stretch your legs, socialize or bird watch. Do use a bucket to wash your vehicle if absolutely necessary, but not the hose pipe.

Electricity: There are 10 standard points and capacity is VERY limited. (lights and small camping fridge ONLY). Appliances with elements (kettles, hotplates, hairdryers etc) will trip everything. We reserve the right to unplug offending equipment. We encourage the use of solar panels. Noisy generators are not welcome. There are no bright security lights in and around the campsite, because you can see the stars better without! Please bring a torch. Ablutions are well lit and solar lamps are available if Eskom leaves us in the dark.

Rubbish: Yellowwood Forest is GREEN and proud of it. Please separate your waste into the bins provided. It makes the planet happy.

Parking: There is only space for one vehicle per site. There are no specific allocated parking spots as the campsite is quite organic. Park near or next to your site. Should you wish to give yourselves extra space you need to park in the visitor parking area.

Dogs and Wildlife: Sorry strictly NO Dogs, unless by prior arrangement. We love nature, naturally, but don’t feed the monkeys or leave food out. Also don’t bring doom foggers or zappers to dematerialize the bugs. Mozzies excluded.

Braai areas: These are small, simple stone circles cemented low in the ground. There are no built in braai grids but a few are available from reception. There is one large, circular, elevated braai site for communal use and it’s well lit.

Firewood: Bags of firewood are available to purchase. Please don’t collect wood from the forest.

Laundry Service: Hand it in at reception to be washed and dried for you.

WiFi and DSTv: There is a WiFi hotspot here and vouchers can be purchased in the gift shop. Sport is shown on a big screen in the gift shop.

Restaurant and Bar: OOpen daily from 9am-5pm weekdays, 9am-6pm weekends and late during the holidays. Order from your bed - we deliver free! Traditional meals available on request and Mondays are Meat Free.

Camping Tariffs 2018

Out of Season:

All sites:



R150 per day

R15 each per day

R75 per day

In Season:

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

Tent sites:



R270 per day

R25 each per day

R100 per day

(Max 2 people & 1 vehicle)

Off road trailer / Caravan / Tent site:



R400 per day

R25 each per day

R100 per day

(Max 6 people & 1 vehicle)

Deluxe Site for extra space:



R550 per day

R25 each per day


(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

Campsite Map


Yellowwood Forest is an especially safe environment. Perfect for children and group outings. We offer discounted rates to schools, Scouts and Church Groups. A variety of walks and nature based activities can be conducted in the immediate vicinity of Yellowwood. Try the exhilarating cliff jump as a team building exercise. Swim across the river's natural plunge pool and scale the rocky cliffs on the other side. The water is clean. Try a mini jump for the not so brave and a 10m one for the adventurous. Walk tthe Bushbuck Trail and explore the forest environment, or take hike through grassland to Kei Mouth or meander along the beach.

Catering: It’s our specialty! We can provide all meals, including Vegetarian and Halaal. Meals may be taken in the large Bedouin tented undercover tea garden where tables and seating provided. All utensils may be provided. Meals will be simple, tasty and no one will go hungry. Ask for a quote.

Self Catering option: Hire our simple camp kitchen, complete with cooking pots, utensils, crockery and cutlery. There are fridge and freezer facilities. There are braai facilities and we do sell fire wood.

Group Tariffs:

Contact us, we can tailor make your stay


A 50% NON REFUNDABLE deposit is required to confirm your booking. We prefer EFT payments, however if you make a cash or cheque deposit then please ensure that you also pay the relevant bank charges.


To promote fairness to the consumer as well as covering our administrative costs we have the following cancellation policy.

In the event of cancellation, the following fees shall apply:

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