This unique, lifestyle estate, zoned Resort 2, has so much to offer. Yellowwood Forest PTY (Ltd), and the 1,8634 ha riverside, forest property, 1.2 km from the pristine Morgan bay beach and 5km from Kei Mouth, gateway to the Transkei, is being sold as a going concern, lock stock and barrel; including staff management, business operating systems, furniture and various movable assets including water tanks and purification system, solar panels and battery banks, so the buyer can step right in and take over!
This popular, family business with its hand-crafted thatch, rock and cob reception area comprised of office, gift shop, craft studio and loft; offers you a fully licensed bar, Tea garden, coffee shop, kitchen, scullery, store rooms and pizzeria building with counter tops, wood fired oven and plumbed prep. area. Well established and owner run as a campsite/caravan park with self-catering and backpacker accommodation for 23-years, Yellowwood Forest has become an institution for all who visit the safe haven of Morgan bay. The main house dwelling with wooden privacy fence has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 lounges, 1 study, a kitchen and entrance hall. Attached are the 2 garages, 1 storeroom, a plumbed workshop, plumbed laundry as well as 2 study/office/ studio rooms.
Outstanding features of the resort property are its park-like garden, enormous trees, river frontage, prolific bird life and environmental ethos, evident in every detail. Structures are a combination of natural earth building materials, techniques and conventional technologies as well as recycled materials, an advantage for the discerning buyer for whom artistic licence and low carbon footprint are a priority. The outdoor tea garden area has an existing stretch tent with wooden table and bench seating, a thatch lapa with built in seating, a kid’s playground with tree house, 2 slides, swings and trampoline. The resort has Eskom Power supply, Gas geysers and renewable solar energy back up with panels, deep cycle batteries and inverters. Emergency power supply includes a generator. The resort has municipal Water and plumbed alternative water supplies and filtration system.The entrance to reception and parking area is brick paved. The road boundary is fenced with 2.1m Bonnox and electric gate.
This property borders on the Inchara river with direct walking access the into the forested commonage area with its popular Bushbuck trail, a 700m marked walk. Craft and farmers markets are synonymous with Yellowwood Forest. Held every Saturday and more regularly during the school holidays.This safe and natural environment is ideal for excursions and popular with school/church/adventure and earth building groups. Popular wedding reception and ceremony venue
The accommodation available entails the following features:
Campsite/Caravan park – Presently there are 30 sites, 10 of which are electrified
Ablution Block – Rustic thatch, rock, wattle and daub structure with 1 x bath, 3 x showers, 4 x toilets, 1 x washing up sink.
Free standing Showers – 1 x gas shower, 1 x rustic bush shower with solar heating.
Toilet Block – 2 x Toilets with 1 wash hand basin
Compost toilet – 1x toilet as built (+ drawn plans for 2 roomed Chapel/Accommodation unit, not yet built awaiting municipal approval)
Cob Cottage – Thatch double story house: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower, kitchen, lounge and dining room. Top floor has a small deck area and ground floor has big wooden deck with fire pit. Plumbed with municipal water and electricity.
Bush Camp – 1 rustic, thatch, double self-catering unit with tiny wooden veranda deck.
Dormitory – (10m x 5m with 3m deck on front and side) 1 room sleeping 12, with x 6 double bunks and 1 x double bed. Includes a self-catering kitchenette with sink plumbing, gas supply, electrical mains and solar back up. (+ drawn plans for another, not yet built, awaiting municipal approval.)
Cabin – 1 rustic, 3 x 3 m log cabin, double self-catering unit with tiny wooden veranda deck.
The business/property has an established website, Instagram account and existing Facebook page, with a following of over 3800, allowing for immediate further expansion on social media and advertising. The email address, cellular and land line numbers, as well as logo’s, marketing material, suppliers and traders contacts are included for seamless transition and ease of takeover.
Morgan bay is a safe, established community. It is a popular holiday destination; its weather is beautiful and its surfing is legendary. It is 5km from Kei mouth, gateway to the magical Transkei. Morgan bay has a mile-long beach and safe swimming.
Activities and attractions: Forest trails, Bird watching, Rock climbing, Horse riding, Golf, bowls and tennis facilities. Super spar and liquor store. Resident private doctor, clinic.
Only 84km from the city of East London, with all its facilities and a variety of exceptional schools and hospitals.
*Further business information can be produced upon request and upon signature of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.