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.
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
Wedding Highlights The ceremony was held in the Avellini Tent and the reception in the Khaya Centre for 159 guests. The theme of the wedding was maroon and gold. The Bride and Groom made their entrance on a magnificent horse drawn carriage. All pictures were kindly supplied by Kyle Woodenberg please note the picture quality has […]
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New Year’s doesn’t have to be spent fighting the crowds in a city somewhere. Why not join us at Lythwood for an ultimate luxury and fun 3-night New Year’s celebration? Arrive on Saturday, 30 December to big smiles and welcome drinks. Settle in, explore a little and look forward to a fun-filled Dinner under the […]
Want to wrap up 2017 with your team or start 2018 ahead of the game? If so, we have a fabulous Conference special just for you! Are you looking for a conference venue where all your delegates will be away from the countless distractions in the city and at the office? A place where they can really […]
Getting married in January or February 2018? If so, we have a fabulous special just for you! A Lythwood country wedding is not one of those sausage-machine weddings, where the venue owners try to squeeze as many weddings into a weekend as possible. All while charging you for every little ‘extra’. Whether you are planning […]