Yellow Sands Caravan Park
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Yellow Sands Caravan Park is a private, family owned, camping resort that offers Prime Coastal camping sites and facilities.
The Leppan family have owned and run the resort for over 50 years. Our commitment to constantly improving and upgrading the resort has resulted in Yellow Sands becoming a popular destination of choice when it comes to selecting a prime camping getaway for both you and your family.
Our camp site boasts beautiful sea and river views from well maintained camping sites.Our sites are electrified, level and are all within walking distance from the both the beach and our well maintained ablution facilities.
The Resort is located at the mouth of the Kwelera River, just 25km East of East London town (Eastern Cape).
- Getting there
- Surf Lessons
Extras:Pets (Only permitted during Low Season)
Only small dogs out of season with prior arrangement - please ask for a set of dog rules on arrival.
R100 per person and R50 per vehicle.
To regulate the volume of guests, the resort may, without notice, impose a "No Day Visitor" policy.
Room Type: Private
We have over 190 campsites within the park. Sites are grassed, level and are all within walking distance from the beach and ablutions.
Water and Electricity
All camp sites have access to a 10 Amp electrical outlet. Our outlets use the standard house hold 3 prong plug. Water taps are available within the vicinity of the sites.
All our ablutions are well maintained and cleaned regularly. The park is split into three park areas, namely A, B and C Park.
Built in 2017 to The Resorts latest attraction is the Large 18m x 8m Heated Swimming Pool. Fountains, Color Changing Lights, Picnic Tables and Tanning Benches make this popular alternate to the Beach.
Beach and River Access
The Yellow Sands beach is a safe and secure beach that offers a high level of privacy. Our natural setting at the mouth of the Kwelera River offers a large number of outdoor activities such as: Rock, River and Surf Fishing, Surfing, Water Skiing, Paddles up the river, boating, snorkeling and of course just soaking up some sunshine on our beautiful beach!
Half drum braais are available on request (Mon to Fri) during office hours.
You can never get lost
When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.
We provide Airport Transfers from and to East London and they can be booked in the booking steps.
- Price for 1-4 people: R200
- Price for more than 4: R150
- - Nearest Airport: East London
- - Distance from Airport in kms: 45
- - Time from Airport in a car: 30 min
- - There is no train from the airport
- - There is no bus from the airport
Come Surf With Us
Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.
Being blessed with a coastline littered with a variety of uncrowded surf breaks, ranging from A-framing beach breaks to solid point and reef breaks. Waves all year round and most importantly being able to surf in all kinds of winds is a big bonus. "Nahoon Reef has been called the Haleiwa of South Africa."
Main Surf Beach: Yellow Sands
Surf Lessons we offer:
Kids Surf Lessons
We offer lessons for kids aged 7 and upwards (our only requirement, is that they are able to swim) we request parents to be on hand at all times. We take 2 - 6 children at a time, with no less than 3 instructors in the water at any given time.
Beginner Surf Lessons
Our Lessons are 2 hours long, with 1 instructor to every 6 students. We have 3 Specific beach break locations that we use and students will never go above waist high in the water. Wetsuits and surfboards are provided (please pack sunblock and refreshments).
Students will be taught water safety, paddling and final how to stand. Transport can be arranged( surcharge may apply).
Intermediate Surf Lessons
We have 4 breaks that are best suited for this level of surfing and there will be a ratio of 1 instructor to every 4 surfers. 2 sessions lasting 1 hour 30min each.We will provide you with wetsuits, surfboards and transport to the locations. Surfers will be taught how best to use rip currents and how those rip currents affect waves along with the weather.
Transport is provided and schedule is disgusted the night before. We only take a max of 6 people on these trips. Due to the level of waves and location, surfboard will be an additional cost, but must inquire before booking. We cover approximately 20 breaks and will always do our best to put you in the best surf possible.
Works on Spring Tides/West Swell Direction
Very technical take to off into the barrel
Yellowsands Beach Break
Level: All Levels
Beach break with running lefts and rights.
Very dependent on sand bank position for barrels.
Multiple peaks to choose from.
Very consistent wave all year round.
Great for learning how to surf.
Yellows Point Break
Right Hand Point Break
South East Swell Direction/West Wind
Barrels and Vertical Lips
Best on a pushing tide
Left Hand Reef break
Goofy footers dream
Barrel sections/carve sections
Often has a rip current, which generates some insane barrel rides
South East Swell/ West Wind
Level: All Levels
3 different Locations
Left hand reef break for Intermediate and Advanced
Nemo's right (great for Beginners)
Queensberry Point ( advanced only)
The point is the main break
Handle swell up to 20 ft with 18 sec period
West swell/ Light Northerly wind
Level: All Levels
Beach with sand bottom.
Sands banks constantly shifting making for great waves for all surf levels
Point Break works on swell in the 8 to 10 ft range
Still surf able when on to shore blows
Surf conditions in East London:
Air Temp (°C)
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due to the property 8 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 8 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.
CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING
- To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
The following cards are accepted at this property:
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