September, October & November 2018 Special

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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 250 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.


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What our guests say

  • Most amazing wedding venue and accomodation.

    Sue Graham Avatar Sue Graham

    This is the most magical venue, with the most helpful and accommodating staff. I was fortunate enough to have my wedding there and I honestly could not have asked for a better venue. There’s something magical in the air particularly on a cold, misty and rainy day. Danelle was the kindest most attentive wedding coordinator. She took care of everything without me even asking. The food was so tasty we are still being told by guests how they enjoyed the food. Thank you for a very memorable day!

    Sharlene Chetty Avatar Sharlene Chetty

    Had a great time celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. Thanks to Leon, Allison, Mary and staff for making this a memorable occasion.

    Keith Paine Avatar Keith Paine
  • A beautiful wedding venue in the heart of the Midlands Meander

    Erin Fourie Avatar Erin Fourie

    Where do I even begin... Lythwood Lodge thank you so much for making my wedding a dream come true. It was spectacular. The help leading up to the wedding from Danelle was much appreciated. The staff were amazing. Thank you thank you and thank you. I highly recommend Lythwood Lodge for a fairytale wedding and beautiful accommodation!

    Mandy Nell Avatar Mandy Nell

    A huge thank you to Lythwood Lodge for hosting our beautiful wedding. A special THANK YOU to Co ordinator Danelle and her team for being so professional. Was a perfect day and the weather was beautiful. Our wedding food was divine. Our wedding photographer Brandon Wyness and videographer Glen from kznweddingvideo are fun guys to work with. Definately recommend Lythwood Lodge to couples wanting to have a dream getaway wedding.

    Nadira & Jodesh Avatar Nadira & Jodesh
  • I recommend that any bride to be should put Lythwood on their venue list.the staff are helpful and courteous. The chief is amasing. Thank youlythwood.

    Lynn Ruscoe Avatar Lynn Ruscoe

    Beautiful hidden spot with very gracious attentive staff

    Ardene Mathou Avatar Ardene Mathou

    Amazing venue, they are all so accommodating and made our wedding one to remember fondly

    Jesse Coutts Avatar Jesse Coutts
  • Wow. What an amazing property. Absolutely beautiful. Setting foot in Lythwood Lodge, you feel at home, such a well kept place. Amazing staff that will go to the ends of the earth to help you.

    Chalets are very modern with a cottage feel. It's a great centre point to explore the Midlands and surroundings.

    Grant Ferguson Avatar Grant Ferguson

    We stayed there twice before our wedding and both times it was excellent, just got back from having our wedding there at it was absolutely amazing, the staff are brilliant and they helped with everything we asked for, top notch service all around, only complaint I could have if I really had to is the amount of flies but that is a problem all over in that area and I am going to send them some info that might help a bit with that issue, other than that I would recommend this venue to anyone wether it is for their... read more

    Matthew Hoines Avatar Matthew Hoines

    We had the most incredible weekend with all our friends and family at the Lodge and loved every second. The staff were lovely and helpful, even with some very strange requests to try and change the weather � the food was delicious and the accommodations very comfortable!

    Thank you Danelle and all Lythwood staff for the warm and welcoming venue, and making it the perfect weekend!

    Gillian Wallace Avatar Gillian Wallace
  • Waouh,amazing place,amazing people,i cannot wait my future wife to say yes,the perfect place to make it happen

    Florian Frere Avatar Florian Frere

    Very friendly staff and excellent food. This is a great wedding venue.

    Steven Heyns Avatar Steven Heyns

    Had an absolutely divine weekend away with fiance' ❤ service, food, accomodation and everything else was top class! Loved every minute and would go back in a heartbeat😍

    Natasha Case Avatar Natasha Case

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