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What our guests say

  • We enjoyed a lovely relaxing holiday over New Year at the Lythwood Lodge in the Natal Midlands. A delicious buffet breakfast was included and scrumptious dinner options were available during the New Year celebrations if you chose to dine in. The lodge is pet friendly and has large grounds for your furry babies to enjoy.
    Rooms were super clean and beautifully presented. Please do visit if you're looking for a quiet relaxed place for a getaway.

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    Jayshiela Hargovan

    UNBELIEVABLE Experience. The food is out of this world. The staff are the happiest staff I have ever come across anywhere in the world. They are fantastic, friendly, efficient, professional, which makes the lodge run with precision. We will definitely be back. It's a hidden gem. Don't forget the bar. Best J&T's in the country. Do yourself a favour, just go and see it for yourself.

    Warren Avatar

    positive review i like the place ..good people

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    Andilei Ngiba Mlungwane
  • The place was cosy. One of the best experiences i had in 2021. It has a fire place, which made me reminisce of Home during winter times

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    Alpheus Mathibe

    From the moment we arrived the service was on point. The rooms were always kept warm and clean. Housekeeping stuff and the lady at the reception were so friendly and helpful at all times. The food was so tasty… their breakfast gets a 10/10. A big shout out to John. Thank you for making our stay at Lythwood so pleasant. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a destination wedding venue or a peaceful vacation in the woods.

    Will definitely be coming back to Lythwood in the near future.

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    Millicent Pasipanodya

    positive review Very friendly staff, beautiful rooms.

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    Anne Marie Ehlers
  • positive review this place is worth another visit ☺️ more people need to experience it.

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    Makhoai Charis Mokhoele

    The food was incredible. One of the best steaks I've ever eaten and breakfast was also great. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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    Neil Bolton

    It's real beauty I am definitely coming back again to enjoy this place.

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    Makhoai Mokhoele
  • positive review The food was absolutely delicious. The Serene atmosphere
    Amazing views of the meadows

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    Melissa Ann Brophy

    Service was exceptional
    Food was well presented and tasty
    Staff friendly and very accomodating

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    Priscilla Lite

    Very friendly and professional staff. Rooms were clean and well prepared. Food was also tasteful.

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    Armand de Vries
  • Stunning - cant wait to stay there again

    Liza Ceciel Van Jaarsveldt Avatar
    Liza Ceciel Van Jaarsveldt

    positive review absolutely recommend Lythwood what fantastic service, from scouting out venues to eventually having our daughter Chivaughan and son in law Robert wedding there on the 28th August. incredible staff. Jodi nothing is ever too much. fabulous food. always going the extra mile for example turning down our beds at night, switching electric blankets on with the freezing cold weather. Fruit in our room. wow wow wow. we love you guys. once again thank you.

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    Lianne Fletcher Van Coller

    positive review Lythwood.. it is challenging to try put into words how grateful we are as a couple to you.
    Lythwood is definitely our "home away from home." My husband and I celebrated our wedding there on Saturday and it was truly spectacular, in the cold and snow.
    No matter the weather, Lythwood stepped up once again!
    From Jodi, the staff,the food, the special touches in the rooms, all these to name a few.. Lythwood goes the extra mile.
    THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all the work and smooth running of our wedding. The love that surrounded us throughout our...
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    Chivaughan Pollock

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.

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

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 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.

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 300 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, Avellini 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 the Avellini tent you are dreaming of, we have all the options. Same goes for your reception… under the stars or covered.