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What our guests say

  • An amazing stay . Friendly and warm reception from all staff members. Fabulous meals absolutely Devine from starters to dessert. Outstanding experience.

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    Jennifer Samlall

    Absolutely beautiful, tranquil setting, phenomenal hospitality. Highly recommended

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    Laiela Paruk

    Amazing place. Beautiful views, perfect place to rest and recharge. Staff are amazing, friendly and helpful.

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    Eugan Munsami
  • Cottages and rooms available. Welcome drinks for adults and children in the cold if winter was hot chocolate in Champaign glasses. Was an amazing experience not just a stay over. Fire place in the cottage and a view to forever remember. Sound of cattle wakes the guests up in a peaceful and homey setting. Bar leads to a resting pound and patio with a view overlooking hectares of Lythwood beauty. Ponds, pools and more. Would recommend from a stay to a wedding. Menu is 5 star with a comforting feel to it.

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    Rebecca Isherwood

    The experience was amazing. The customer service was great. The food was delicious. Exquisite views

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    Nathi Ndlovu

    An absolute gem. Serene and beautiful. Peaceful. Staff are very friendly. Food was great.

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    Natalie Singh
  • positive review Great Modern Self catering units. Pet friendly... excellent service. Country living, just bring some ear plugs for the cows😜 they don’t stop Moooooooing🤣

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    Charissa Sayers

    positive review Beautiful venue, excellent staff, delicious food... Highly recommend it.

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    Anneline Pillay

    positive review We were lucky enough to celebrate our wedding at Lythwood in March 2021. We could not have asked for a better experience with them. Jodi ensured that the build up the the wedding was as stress free as possible, all requests, no matter how big or small were catered for.

    We held a cocktail dinner on the Friday night, the wedding ceremony and reception on Saturday and a braai on the Sunday. The food across the board was perfect and the chefs were happy to arrange a spit-braai for us for the reception, although they usually work off a plated menu.

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    Andrew Bunty Robarts
  • First time, so far so good coffee & cakes very nice, a little off the beaten track, will add more after the stay, the stay was great, the room were beautiful and well kept, a small fridge in the room would have been a + , the food very good, well presented, staff fantastic, overall a great stay, nice to talk to Leon and Allison.

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    Barry Taylor

    positive review Thank you for making our tiny wedding so very special! Leon & Allison, Jodi, Receptionist, Chef, bar & restaurant staff, & even the housekeeping lady... Incredible hospitality, delicious meals & outstanding service! Romantic peaceful venue. Everyone went out of their way to make our celebration weekend memorable. We love Lythwood Lodge & regard this venue as our favourite in the whole Midlands! We highly recommend Lythwood Lodge!

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    Charmaine King

    positive review An absolute gem in Midlands, nothing short of perfection , a great escape and the sounds of nothing.

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    Daphne Singh
  • positive review Absolutely stunning location, friendly and helpful staff. The food is exquisite. Very tranquil and relaxing. Would highly recommend.

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    Lindré Jacobs

    I highly recommend this venue, Leon and Alison who manage Lythwood lodge are awesome and go above and beyond to ensure their guests are happy. The staff are super friendly, and the food was really amazing! As for the venue itself, I have been to quite a few wedding venues but this one is stunning and by far my favourite. I look forward to visiting Lythwood again!!!

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    KVD Wedding & Event DJ

    positive review awesome place, awesome meals, tranquility, very friendly staff.

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    Nyiko Zarak Hlongwane

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.