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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 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, 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.


What Lythwood has to offer

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What our guests say

  • The most amazing and stunning venue! We were fortunate enough to have our wedding here and wow, we made the BEST choice! ♥️

    We were spoilt for choice with every decision we had to make which made it the ultimate venue. Lythwood are so accommodating in every way possible.

    The staff were so friendly and helpful... and no words can describe how amazing Danelle was on the day and leading up to the wedding (including months before).

    Thank you so much to everyone at Lythwood - can't wait to be back and celebrate our anniversary next year 🌠🥂

    Bethany Rose Allison Avatar Bethany Rose Allison

    Best decision i ever made was to have my wedding at Lythwood Lodge. I rate them 5 out of 5 for everything!!!! if you have the chance look at this amazing venue you will not be sorry and you will not look back. Everything i asked for they said yes and accommodated me. They have a variety of areas so your wedding can be suited to whatever style you want (forest, garden, patio, chapel, tent and indoor center). Best part i had it over a weekend most of my guests stayed at the venue and they shut down the place... read more

    Kelly Demke Sloley Avatar Kelly Demke Sloley

    My husband and I were given a voucher to go to Lythwood for a night.. it was just the right time for us as our Anniversary was coming up. We arrived on the Saturday afternoon, and the very friendly staff were so professional and we were presented with welcome drinks🥂. We spent some time walking around Lythwood (absolutely stunning views, and very romantic). Our room was perfect. We had dinner at the restaurant, and breakfast the next morning - our food was delicious and absolutely sublime. To everyone at Lythwood... WELL DONE.. I was so impressed with everything, and... read more

    Naomi Konigkramer Avatar Naomi Konigkramer
  • WOW!!! Its beautiful. Great getaway for relaxation and tranquility. Absolutely amazing. Awesome staff very friendly and welcoming.

    Shaina Niven Ramchurran Avatar Shaina Niven Ramchurran

    Beautiful and peaceful!!!

    Taryn Lee Bergover Avatar Taryn Lee Bergover

    Just a really great experience. Staff are friendly and so helpful... Food is DELICIOUS and they made special arrangements for my gluten and dairy free diet. Very romantic. I will definitely be back.

    Keri Miller Avatar Keri Miller
  • absolutely fabulous ,the service is excellent and the food is delicious

    Anele Ndlovu Avatar Anele Ndlovu

    A perfect place to be, with friends or family! Delicious meal and staff is so friendly.

    Alias D.santos Avatar Alias D.santos

    What a beautiful place to have a wedding:) we absolutely loved our weekend at Lythwood! Our wedding was on the coldest day and yet the warmth from the staff and the beauty of the venue made us and all our guests so comfortable and we wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thanks so much to Danelle foe everything:)

    Carrie Folgore Avatar Carrie Folgore
  • Friendly, helpful staff and drum friendly! Beautiful part of KZN

    Tracey Chananie Avatar Tracey Chananie

    From all of us at Penzance Primary School we would like to thank you and all at Lythwood Lodge for an amazing HOD Conference. Your excellent service and attention to detail was not missed and you really took our Conference to the next level. Please also thank all your staff on our behalf.

    Angela Visick Avatar Angela Visick
    Penzance Primary School

    A beautiful setting with luxurious accomodation. The staff is lovely. Friendly, courteous and helpful. Thank you for a lovely stay

    Cheryl Guthrie Avatar Cheryl Guthrie
  • Most amazing wedding venue and accomodation.

    Sue Graham Avatar Sue Graham

    Lovely cozy rooms nice weekend getaway

    Gaynor Folgore Avatar Gaynor Folgore

    A beautiful gem hidden in the Midlands meanders. Loved it!

    Sandile Nkabinde Avatar Sandile Nkabinde

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