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2 Night Christmas Special 2023

Join us for a festive, but relaxing, Two-Night Christmas getaway in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Are you ready to jingle all the way to a sensational Christmas adventure? Well, get your ...
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Wedding Video Showcase Mr & Mrs Zondi

SNIKIWE & LINDA ZONDI | WEDDING | 23 MAY 2023 Witness the sun-kissed backdrop of a remarkable celebration at picturesque Lythwood Lodge, where Snikiwe and Linda's enchanting wedding unfolded with ...
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2023 Weekend Wedding Special

 2023 Special – 25% off Venue Hire on all our Packages Getting married in 2023? Planning a wedding  is a frustrating and uncertain time for engaged couples. Our advice? Don’t ...
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What our guests say

  • The staff is so amazing very sweet approachable hospitality is there everyone of them well done and keep it up.All in all that was like home away

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    Themby Manyathela

    I can't describe how impeccable the service is at this place. From room service lighting a fire for you while you're at dinner to the magical breakfast and dinner at the restaurant exceeding all our expectations, Lythwood lodge is exceptional if you need a peaceful weekend away.

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    Melisha P

    This place is very clean and has excellent amenities. Staff are very friendly and inviting. The cottages are well maintained. We were given biscuits as a gift which was a nice gesture. The drive to the property is a bit rough thou, so a 4x4 is recommended.

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    Nadeen R
  • I attended a wedding at Lythwood Lodge and it is breathtakingly beautiful, the rooms are stunning, the Manager/ owner John is an amazing guy, the staff is helpful and attentive. It was an experience I will never forget. Although it's far, it's worth it!

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    Nonhlanhla Mabindisa

    I have been going to Lythwood for years and every single time I have had an amazing time, the staff are super friendly and accommodating, the rooms are spotless and their attention to detail is outstanding. The food is extremely good value for money. I cannot recommend Lythwood enough. If you are wanting peace and quiet with beautiful views and amazing food, then this is the place to go.

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    Mel Home PC

    positive review Wonderful weekend. Will recommend it for any occasion. Thanks for everything, especially your food. It was outstanding. Well done!!!

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    Carina Groenewald
  • Cannot recommend this place enough! The staff were amazing, as was the food for our entire stay. The lodges were all very clean and well looked after with beautiful views from the window. The owners were also great and ensured everything was perfect for the guests. Would definitely visit again 🙂

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    Danniella Tennet

    We spent four nights at Lythwood Lodge in February. Had the most comfortable stay. Staff were excellent, food great and environment beautiful (despite or enhanced by some rain). Such peaceful views of rolling hills and cattle and horses silently grazing nearby whilst a full river down in the valley rushed over rapids into the distance. The 7km drive over rather rough roads is worth it - part of the experience of being in the country!

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    Geoff Penny

    We had a family reunion there.
    The chalets are spotlessly clean, quality beds and linen and the most beautiful setting.
    Any request or small problem we had was managed efficiently and with a smile.
    Will definitely be back, it's a heavenly spot

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    Sarah Viljoen
  • positive review Everything about Lythwood is amazing… breathtaking views, friendly staff, delicious food… Can’t wait to visit again!!!

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    Arisha Singh

    Had my wedding at this venue 2 weeks ago and my oh my. I’m at a loss for words. It’s turned out to be everything I has envisioned. John and his staff did an impeccable job they served us so selflessly. Highly recommend it.

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    Londiwe Makhanya

    positive review everything is perfect food is good it's a nice getaway

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    Orleena Juggernath
  • Where do I begin? Everything was absolutely pleasant. The service is some of the best I have ever experienced. John made everything run smoothly from the booking process to the time that we spent there. Every single staff member I came in contact with was a joy and seemed so happy to be part of the Lythwood family. The catering staff at the wedding were also amazing. The food is delicious and the little touches made all the difference. We will be back 100%. Thank you John and team for taking care of us 🙏🏽

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    Namhla Sithole

    The place is 👌
    Rooms are neat and 👌
    Service is also 👌
    Friendly staff 👌
    We were well taken care of, and guys keep up the excellent work you are doing.
    Not forgetting John, thank you so much.

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    Hazel Zungu

    Had a fantastic experience! The food was amazing and the Lodge had the best coffee station in the room! Thank you Thabile for making this visit unforgettable!

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    Elanza Fouche

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.