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2 Night Christmas Special 2022

Join us for a festive, but relaxing, Two-Night Christmas getaway in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Here's what you can expect: Arrive on Saturday, 24 December to big, welcoming smiles. Settle in ...
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Lythwood Christmas Special 2022

3 Night Christmas Special 2022

Join us for a festive, but relaxing, Three-Night Christmas getaway in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Here's what you can expect: Arrive on Friday, 23 December to big, welcoming smiles. Settle in, ...
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Summer Weekend Wedding Special 2023

Summer 2023 Special – R10,000 off Venue Hire on all our Packages Getting married in January, February 2023? Planning a wedding  is a frustrating and uncertain time for engaged couples ...
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What our guests say

  • 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

    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
  • positive review Great food. One of the better venues in midlands. Ideal for wedding. Perfect

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    Rev Batohi

    positive review We had the most beautiful little weekend away with our 2 pups! Staff were absolutely friendly and accommodating , the meadow room was stunning, spacious and clean! Thank you so much for the perfect weekend! Can’t wait to come back

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    Talia Subbadu

    Stunning views. Absolutely amazing service and the rooms were comfortable and very clean.

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    Aaliyah Motala
  • Attended a wedding this weekend, and arrived on the 22nd, from the moment we arrived till we left, we felt so welcomed and at home - John and his staff are incredibly friendly, the entire place was kept neat at all times and the food was top quality, big thank you to the staff of Lythwood lodge for making our trip so memorable, could honestly not ask for better service would definitely go back again!

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    Yaseen Omar

    positive review Wonderful, warm, friendly service. Superb accommodation, very clean and stylish. Would highly recommend.

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    Shelagh Lister

    positive review Had an amazing 2 night stay recently. The cottage was just perfect with the cows outside our windows each morning. Electric blankets and super comfy beds. Fireplace was lit in the evening and fruit, biscuits and treats were provided. Staff super friendly and helpful. Food delicious! Even played games with my kids. It’s quiet and peaceful and beautiful. Best thing was.. I could take my dog! Can’t wait to return. Thank you guys 🙏

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    Lisa Lee
  • I have stayed at many many places in my career. This Lodge is most definitely under the top 5 I have ever stayed at.

    As we walked in we were immediatelly recognised and were on 1st name terms with the receptionist who had everything printed and ready

    The room we stayed in was immaculate. Clean, top quality bedding, great mattress and pillows. We had a fire made in the room while we were having supper. All without even asking.

    Supper was devine. To perfection and what a nice presentation on each of the 5 courses we had.

    All the staff, with no...
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    Gary Smook

    positive review What a wonderful place.We attended a magical wedding. Friendly staff. Beautiful scenery. DELICIOUS FOOD!!!! What more can you ask for! Our stay was way to short, we definitely want to book again ♡♡♡ Well done.

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    Marelize Van Zijl Heyneke

    5 star ratingExcellent Family Stay Warm, kind hospitable staff who go above and beyond to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. Fantastic kitchen! And the rooms are spacious, and warm. It is our hotel of choice when visiting my son’s school. A true gem. A little bit of a dirt road drive but once you get used to it, it adds to the charm of this lodge

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    Ameera F

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.