Where is Lythwood?

Nestled in the scenic foothills of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountain range, you’ll find Lythwood, a 4-Star country hotel right on the Midlands Meander. If you are looking for a relaxing all inclusive weekend away or a short midweek break, away from the maddening crowd, Lythwood is where you will experience true “country rest”.

Lythwood’s magic will leave you spellbound with what it has to offer including large trees, open lawns, beautiful gardens, forests, rolling hills and a rustic chapel. With fresh air and open spaces, Lythwood is the perfect wedding venue to celebrate your wedding with family and friends.

Are you looking for a conference venue where all the delegates will be away from the countless distractions in the city and at the office? A place where they can really connect and build strong relationships. Lythwood is the perfect team building and conference venue.

Luxury country accommodation, just one and a half hours from Durban and five hours from Johannesburg. Check out our contact page for more detailed directions.

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What to expect at Lythwood

Sometimes you just need a break. A change of scenery. A respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Time to clear your head, gain a fresh perspective, recharge. Bond a little with family and friends. Lythwood  – a 4-Star boutique country hotel estate nestled in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Far enough away, for you to feel as if you’ve left it all behind. Close enough for a weekend away or a quick mid-week break.

Tucked away in the middle of farmlands and forest right on the KZN Midlands Meander. A place where you and your loved ones can relax, have fun and make memories. Big trees, open lawns, beautiful gardens. Natural forests and rolling hills. Pastures with cattle grazing lazily. Small game also make an appearance. Fresh air and wide open spaces. Occasionally, we are shrouded in mist, giving you that otherworldly English Countryside feel.

Combine this relaxing country environment with the beautiful boutique hotel bedrooms, our meadow rooms, or our fully equipped family cottages and you have the perfect mix. Warm fireplaces and comfortable lounges to take tea and play board games or simply enjoy a riveting novel while we wait on you hand and foot. And if the mood grabs you, you can lie on your bed and watch whatever takes your fancy on our selection of DSTV channels.

There is something special about the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, waiting for you to discover. Lythwood  is close to golfing, mountain-biking, walking and hiking trails and other family friendly activities. If it’s swinging from the trees at the famous Karkloof Canopy Tours, or fishing for that elusive Trout, we have it all, just a hop-skip and a jump away. Want to go shopping or try out the local cuisine? Lythwood is situated right along the popular KZN Midlands Meander. There are all kinds of special and unique arts, crafts and wares to be discovered.

Lythwood  was the winner of the “Best Hotel Reception in the Coastal Region” and was awarded Silver for “Coastal Boutique Hotel” by ABIA. Lilizela Tourism Awards voted Lythwood a finalist for “Service Excellence”. Lythwood  is also the winner of the KZN ‘Provincial Country House Accommodation’ – Lilizela Tourism Awards 2017/2016/2015.

Here at Lythwood, our Khaya Centre venue can accommodate up to 250 people. But we also have the facilities to set up a smaller, more intimate events if that is what you are looking for. Indoor or outdoor wedding? Our rustic chapel, Bedouin tent or 275-acre estate are yours. Want family and friends close? We have 33 rooms available. Romantic Lythwood in the mystical mountains of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is the ideal setting for that extra special weekend-away wedding. Whether it’s a romantic garden ceremony, a ceremony in a rustic country Chapel or under a Bedouin tent you are dreaming of, we have all the options. Same goes for your reception… under the stars or covered.


Lythwood Guests Google Reviews

  •   Beautiful setting, great service, and terrific food. What more could you ask for.

    thumb Kaven Cournoyer

      Had a lovely lunch. Everything was good.

    thumb Debbie Hancock

      Stunning place was there for a wedding. Staff go beyond the extra mile.

    thumb Phillip Parker
  •   Absolutely beautiful setting, good variety of wedding packages to cater for all budgets, great service by the wedding planner.

    thumb Carine Mostert

      Gorgeous setting in the midlands for weddings. So beautiful

    thumb Charelle McAllister

      Lovely venue. Well appointed rooms. Beautiful interiors.

    thumb Nicolette Mare
  •   Great venue for a Midlands Wedding. Good service and very friendly hosts.

    thumb Focal Fusion Photography

      Breath taking views and everything else is just as amazing. Best rooms I have ever rested in. The history and back stories make the experience and memories even better

    thumb Katleho Dihaba

Lythwood Guests Facebook Reviews

  •   Awesome ,awesome, thanks guys. Sal Middelburg vertel van die mense ,en Julle diens. God bless

    thumb Patricia Krause Jenner Rothman

      The biggest Thank You to Lythwood Lodge for hosting the wedding of our dreams!! The venue is not only breath taking but also tranquil and relaxed and one cant help but feel at peace when you are there. The staff is so accommodating and professional, you know you can trust them with your big day. A special thank you to your wedding coordinator Danelle who was truly wonderful and made us feel at ease throughout the whole process. I will definitely be recommending Lythwood to all couples in the future.

    thumb Jessica Myers

      The most amazing place to have a wedding with such wonderful people xox

    thumb Julie-Anne Page Coetzee
  •   Thank you for having us at your beautiful venue 😍 😍😍

    thumb Nomfundo Ngubane

      Attended work related strategic planning ... thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Food was superb. Venue and surroundings absolutely beautiful. Staff provided excellent service.

    thumb Antoinette Potgieter Botha

      It's such a beautiful place with such awesome staff

    thumb Cherie Vertuin
  •   Absolutely love Lythwood Lodge!

    thumb Anne Maw

      Fantastic setting, accommodation, food, service. Highly recommend!

    thumb Guy Bishop

      What a wonderful revue,10 stars would be the correct rating. Thank you. Sophie & Robs wedding.

    thumb Karen Gale

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Recent Weddings

Anerrike & Alex 9th December 2017

Wedding Highlights The ceremony was held in the Avellini Tent and the reception in the Khaya Centre for 100 guests. The theme of the wedding was yellow and blue.  The couple met at a family wedding and dated for 7 years. Alex proposed on their 7th year anniversary on the family farm. All pictures were […]

Lythwood KZN Midlands Wedding Venue

Tshego & Ndumiso 4th November 2017

Wedding Highlights The ceremony was held in the Avellini Tent and the reception in the Khaya Centre for 150 guests. The theme of the wedding was earthy with white and green, the theme was based on  a tree symbolising new growth and life.  All pictures were kindly supplied by Emily Allan of peppermint pix please note […]

Lythwood Wedding Avellini Tent

Clerice & Mbongeleni 18th November 2017

Wedding Highlights The ceremony was held in the Avellini Tent and the reception in the Khaya Centre for 175 guests. The theme of the wedding was yellow silver and white with crystals. The Bride and Groom had a magnificent 3 tier wedding cake in white and yellow that was suspended from a chandelier. The reception […]

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