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What Lythwood has to offer

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Valentine’s Weekend Getaway 2021

Image credit Brooke Lark, Unsplash A romantic Valentine’s Weekend Getaway in the country Picture yourself and your sweetheart taking a ...
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Black Friday Wedding Special 2020

Image credit Darryn Sykes Black Friday Wedding Special 50% off Venue Hire If you book your wedding to take place ...
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Gold Package Summer Wedding Special 2020/21

Are you and your fiancé dreaming of an exceptional wedding this coming summer?Lythwood Lodge’s Summer Special will make your fairytale ...
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Lythwood Lodge Escape Room

Fabergé Eggs and Lythwood Lodge what’s cooking?

Mindgame Escape and Lythwood Lodge are proud to present a brand new escape room in the Midlands! The Italian and ...
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What our guests say

  • I highly recommend this venue, Leon and Alison who manage Lythwood lodge are awesome and go above and beyond to ensure their guests are happy. The staff are super friendly, and the food was really amazing! As for the venue itself, I have been to quite a few wedding venues but this one is stunning and by far my favourite. I look forward to visiting Lythwood again!!!

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    KVD Wedding & Event DJ
    02/01/2021

    Awesome, tranquil, fresh, staff great and hospitality incomparable. 👍👍👍

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    Tony Freese
    01/11/2020

    Beautiful location. Cottage was clean and fresh. Cottage perfectly furnished, except the lounge needs lamp shades. Soft clean linen.

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    Mohammed Ebrahim
    17/10/2020
  • Alison, Leon, Jodi, Kim and staff... Where do we begin....Everything was so much more than we could EVER dreamt of... Our wedding was AMAZING!!. Thank you so much for everything... The service..the rooms... The venue.. The food... The staff... And it goes on and on... This was truly a once in a lifetime experience... We can't thank you enough 😍❤️

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    Elizabeth Jakobi
    07/10/2020

    Alison, Leon, Jodi, Kim and staff... Where do we begin....Everything was so much more than we could EVER dreamt of... Our wedding was AMAZING!!. Thank you so much for everything... The service..the rooms... The venue.. The food... The staff... And it goes on and on... This was truly a once in a lifetime experience... We can't thank you enough 😍❤️

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    Elizabeth Korsten
    07/10/2020

    Lythwood (Lith-wood) Lodge in the Midlands is such a beautiful place to stay. I completely see why they are one of the best wedding venues in the Midlands. The cottage that we stayed in had two bedrooms, both equipped with modern bathrooms, and the one bathroom had both a shower and bath in it, which was perfect as our 5 year old prefers to bath, not shower. The cottage kitchen was fully equipped with a fridge, kettle, stove top and oven. In the evenings the staffed popped down to the lodge to check if we needed anything, and brought us... read more

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    Ashley Korsman
    30/09/2020
  • Best wedding venue...loved it

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    Lydia Kwanini
    31/08/2020

    positive review My husband and I were married at Lythwood 12 years ago this Sunday 19/4. We absolutely loved our amazing day and the staff at Lythwood were exceptional! They worked so hard to make our dream a reality! We can’t wait to one day return to Lythwood! Thank you so much!

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    Natasha Norman-Perry
    16/04/2020

    Lythwood offers peace and tranquillity. Nice secluded venue for functions

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    Angel Dladla
    12/03/2020
  • Absolutely amazing venue with gorgeous views of the surrounding country side. Rooms were incredibly neat and comfortable. All staff were friendly and very helpful. The included breakfast was also great.

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    Waseem Nabi
    09/03/2020

    Absolutely stunning place. Great service and beautiful scenery. Spacious rooms with a homely feel. Our favorite place to make special memories as a family.

    There's also chalets that have braai facilities and a jungle gym for the kids as well as a swimming pool. The gardens are breathtaking. Perfect for a romantic stroll. There's a Chapel and a beautiful venue for reception.

    They serve a delicious buffet style breakfast with the most delicious blueberry muffins. Their dinner menu is specially made up by the Chef's choices for that evening. They have a bar inside and a large lounge to relax, play piano,...
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    Carla Cloete
    20/02/2020

    Lovely rooms very modern & classy. Beautiful gardens clean nest & crisp. Friendly hosts very welcoming.

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    ahmed d
    15/02/2020
  • Stuff and the place is absolutely beautiful and wow the warmth of the hostees well doen guys

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    Sbo Madlala
    04/02/2020

    positive review Such a fun afternoon doing the escape room at Lythwood for my sisters birthday. A lovely activity to do with a group of friends and we loved the fact that it incorporates the history of the Lodge. We stayed for dinner afterwards and the food was amazing, tasty and so different to what you might find at most restaurants. The staff were friendly and attentive. Highly recommend! *****

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    Juli Soss Santini
    12/01/2020

    Such a beautiful lodge! The rooms are super cosy, the views are amazing, the staff is extremely friendly and kind and the food is delicious!

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    Cherine Potgieter
    02/01/2020

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.