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.


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What our guests say

  • 5 star rating  Waouh,amazing place,amazing people,i cannot wait my future wife to say yes,the perfect place to make it happen

    Florian Frere Avatar Florian Frere

    5 star rating  Very friendly staff and excellent food. This is a great wedding venue.

    Steven Heyns Avatar Steven Heyns

    5 star rating  Had an absolutely divine weekend away with fiance' ❤ service, food, accomodation and everything else was top class! Loved every minute and would go back in a heartbeat😍

    Natasha Case Avatar Natasha Case
  • 5 star rating  Beautiful setting, great service, and terrific food. What more could you ask for.

    Kaven Cournoyer Avatar Kaven Cournoyer

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

    Phillip Parker Avatar Phillip Parker

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

    Patricia Krause Jenner Rothman Avatar Patricia Krause Jenner Rothman
  • 5 star rating  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.

    Jessica Myers Avatar Jessica Myers

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

    Julie-Anne Page Coetzee Avatar Julie-Anne Page Coetzee

    5 star rating  Thank you for having us at your beautiful venue 😍 😍😍

    Nomfundo Ngubane Avatar Nomfundo Ngubane
  • 5 star rating  Absolutely beautiful setting, good variety of wedding packages to cater for all budgets, great service by the wedding planner.

    Carine Mostert Avatar Carine Mostert

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

    Antoinette Potgieter Botha Avatar Antoinette Potgieter Botha

    5 star rating  It's such a beautiful place with such awesome staff

    Cherie Vertuin Avatar Cherie Vertuin
  • 4 star rating  Gorgeous setting in the midlands for weddings. So beautiful

    Charelle McAllister Avatar Charelle McAllister

    5 star rating  Absolutely love Lythwood Lodge!

    Anne Maw Avatar Anne Maw

    5 star rating  Fantastic setting, accommodation, food, service. Highly recommend!

    Guy Bishop Avatar Guy Bishop

Recent Weddings

Nadira & Jodesh 17th February 2018

Wedding Highlights The ceremony was held in the Avellini Tent and the reception in the Khaya Centre for 90 guests.  All pictures were kindly supplied by Brandon Wyness Photography please note ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Lythwood Weddings - Avellini Gate

Naomi & Marcel 11th November 2017

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 ...
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Brad & Tara 30th September 2017

Wedding Highlights The ceremony was held in the Avellini Tent and the reception in the Khaya Centre for 117 guests. The theme of the wedding was natural colours.  The bridal couple ...
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