Getting married before the end of February 2020?

A cruise to Mozambique included in your wedding package or 50% off Venue Hire!

What Lythwood has to offer

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31st May Midlands Getaway Special… adrenalin-rush thrown in!

How does a weekend away at a beautiful country estate surrounded by farmlands and forests sound? A welcome drink on ...
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A cruise to Mozambique included in your wedding package or 50% off Venue Hire!

Book your wedding to take place at Lythwood before 28th February 2020 and we will include a 3-night cruise to ...
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Lythwood Conference Special 2018

Conference Special 2019

Time to get your team together for some critical strategic planning for 2019? We have a fabulous Conference special just ...
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What our guests say

  • We just had our wedding there this weekend and I can say with out a doubt that it was THE BEST weekend of my life. The staff, the Venue, the Everything was just amazing. Thank you Lythwood Lodge for making a special day so much more.

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    Gabriel Louw
    14/05/2019

    I had my wedding here and it was one of the most perfect days of my life, it ran so smoothly, the food was amazing and staff super friendly ! My day couldn't have been more perfect !

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    Jade Austin
    10/05/2019

    We stayed at Lythwood for a night at the beginning of May, and it was absolutely incredible. The staff were so helpful and friendly, the food was fantastic and the rooms were beautiful. We'll definitely be back!

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    Siobhan Yeatman
    06/05/2019
  • The place you can trust with your dreams!

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    Barbara Neuhoff
    28/04/2019

    This is the place to be if you want to have a romantic gate away!!!!

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    Paolo Jeantet
    04/04/2019

    Had a wonderful morning here on our marriage meander. We were treated to awesome cake/scones/sandwiches and tea/coffee/champagne. Food was amazing and hosts were friendly and so willing to assist in any way. Will be a fantastic place to get married as hosts will definitely go out of their way to make your day stress free and amazing.

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    Denise Lockey
    02/04/2019
  • A great relaxing weekend in the self-catering Cottages - lovely and spacious with attention to detail and of course good variety of food at breakfast time in the main Lodge. Thanks Alison & Leon. Diane & Daniel Jansen van Vuuren.

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    Diane Jansen van Vuuen
    01/04/2019

    Amazing place. Gorgeous views and just to top it off the atmosphere is out of this world!! Absolutely love Lythwood Lodge!

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    Marilize Botha
    31/03/2019

    We had our wedding at Lythwood Lodge and everything was perfect! They catered to our every need and helped us have the best day of our lives! Highly recommended

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    Megan Broughton
    30/03/2019
  • This place was really amazing and had a lot of the daily household appliances including an ironing board. They even have free WiFi that is free for all to use

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    Derek Zama
    22/03/2019

    Place is lovely, staff very much accommodating. Food is superb.

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    S'thenjwa Mlaba
    21/03/2019

    We had the most spectacular Wedding day at Lythwood, couldn't have asked for anything more! The entire team were so accommodating, nothing was ever too much to ask. Danelle, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us our dream day, you have a powerful team behind you and I wish only great things for you all. Thank you, thank you! All our love, Chris and Mel x

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    Melissa Jane Raubenheimer
    19/03/2019
  • Great service, food excellent, large comfortable rooms, large generator automatically and immeadiatly starts to replace Eskom,

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    Steve Slatter
    18/03/2019

    Fantastic visit...great service and staff were wonder..

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    Phil Dean
    17/03/2019

    A wonderful restful haven ideally located on the Midlands meander. The cottage we stayed in was spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean with lovely finishing touches like a complimentary fruit bowl, homemade crunchies, chocolate eclairs etc. Staff encountered were friendly and helpful which certainly added to the relaxed ambiance. Food in the dining room was of a high standard and the countryside view from the dining room was beautiful. All in all a wonderful place for tranquillity, rest and relaxation.

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    Janet Griffith
    25/02/2019

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.

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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.