January to April 2019 Special

Getting married before end of April 2019? Check out our Special!

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.

Lythwood Lodge - Map

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. 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.

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.


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What our guests say

  • Thank you to Alison and the Lythwood team for delivering exemplary service. You guys were amazing. I highly recommend this venue for any event as the personnel were efficient and effective. All my expectations were met! Will definitely be back!🎊

    Kimera Dhaver Avatar Kimera Dhaver

    Beautiful venue...great experience....oh and two really cute puppies

    Zeenat Harrichandparsad Avatar Zeenat Harrichandparsad

    Beautiful venue with great service and lovely nature trails

    Kerry Malan Avatar Kerry Malan
  • A highly recommended resort to relax and enjoy interesting scenery.

    Nishan Singh Avatar Nishan Singh

    The most amazing and stunning venue! We were fortunate enough to have our wedding here and wow, we made the BEST choice! ♥️ We were spoilt for choice with every decision we had to make which made it the ultimate venue. Lythwood are so accommodating in every way possible. The staff were so friendly and helpful... and no words can describe how amazing Danelle was on the day and leading up to the wedding (including months before). Thank you so much to everyone at Lythwood - can't wait to be back and celebrate our anniversary next year

    Bethany Rose Allison Avatar Bethany Rose Allison

    Best decision i ever made was to have my wedding at Lythwood Lodge. I rate them 5 out of 5 for everything!!!! if you have the chance look at this amazing venue you will not be sorry and you will not look back. Everything i asked for they said yes and accommodated me. They have a variety of areas so your wedding can be suited to whatever style you want (forest, garden, patio, chapel, tent and indoor center). Best part i had it over a weekend most of my guests stayed at the venue and they shut down the place... read more

    Kelly Demke Sloley Avatar Kelly Demke Sloley
  • My husband and I were given a voucher to go to Lythwood for a night.. it was just the right time for us as our Anniversary was coming up. We arrived on the Saturday afternoon, and the very friendly staff were so professional and we were presented with welcome drinks. We spent some time walking around Lythwood (absolutely stunning views, and very romantic). Our room was perfect. We had dinner at the restaurant, and breakfast the next morning - our food was delicious and absolutely sublime. To everyone at Lythwood... WELL DONE.. I was so impressed with everything, and I... read more

    Naomi Konigkramer Avatar Naomi Konigkramer

    WOW!!! Its beautiful. Great getaway for relaxation and tranquility. Absolutely amazing. Awesome staff very friendly and welcoming.

    Shaina Niven Ramchurran Avatar Shaina Niven Ramchurran

    Beautiful and peaceful!!!

    Taryn Lee Bergover Avatar Taryn Lee Bergover
  • Just a really great experience. Staff are friendly and so helpful... Food is DELICIOUS and they made special arrangements for my gluten and dairy free diet. Very romantic. I will definitely be back.

    Keri Miller Avatar Keri Miller

    absolutely fabulous ,the service is excellent and the food is delicious

    Anele Ndlovu Avatar Anele Ndlovu

    A perfect place to be, with friends or family! Delicious meal and staff is so friendly.

    Alias D.santos Avatar Alias D.santos
  • What a beautiful place to have a wedding:) we absolutely loved our weekend at Lythwood! Our wedding was on the coldest day and yet the warmth from the staff and the beauty of the venue made us and all our guests so comfortable and we wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thanks so much to Danelle foe everything:)

    Carrie Folgore Avatar Carrie Folgore

    Friendly, helpful staff and drum friendly! Beautiful part of KZN

    Tracey Chananie Avatar Tracey Chananie

    From all of us at Penzance Primary School we would like to thank you and all at Lythwood Lodge for an amazing HOD Conference. Your excellent service and attention to detail was not missed and you really took our Conference to the next level. Please also thank all your staff on our behalf.

    Angela Visick Avatar Angela Visick
    Penzance Primary School