Award Winning Restaurant

After a long day of meandering or conferencing, unwind in front of an open fire in the bar or on the patio while watching Reedbuck and Duiker frolic on the open lawns. The bar was used in the first Spud movie as John Cleese’s office.

Then move into our restaurant where the Table d’hote menus are drawn up daily by our head chef, Vusi Mkhwanazi. It is seldom that one gets the opportunity these days to relax, slow down and enjoy special company, while enjoying a 5 course dinner. Through redesigning the menu daily, Vusi can ensure the freshest and best quality produce from around the Midlands.

The setting of the restaurant is as varied as the cuisine Vusi offers. The restaurant staff will often take the restaurant outside where dinner can be enjoyed under an ancient oak tree and the twinkling stars of the night sky. The restaurant is always open to guests staying at Lythwood Lodge. Non-residents are welcome to come and enjoy Vusi’s great fare but bookings are essential.

Lythwood Lodge Dining
Lythwood Lodge Dining
Lythwood Lodge Dining
Lythwood Lodge Dining

What our guests say

  • 5 star ratingA one-night stay. My self and my husband spent a day/night stay over at Lythwood Lodge. Attentive staff from the moment we arrived with a warm face cloth to wipe ones hands off and a welcome drink, to showing you where the Dining Area, Lounge, Bar was and advising times for dinner and breakfast and then being shown to your room. Lovely huge room with your own separate lounge with a fire place and TV and tea, coffee on the tray and homemade crunchies, complimentary sherry and fruit. Doors opening out onto your own private patio. Spacious and comfortable bedroom with shower and... read more

    DianevanVuuren Avatar

    5 star ratingQuick family get away We were blown away by the hospitality and attention to detail at Lythwood. Great jungle gym for kids as well as a pool. Fantastic refurbed accommodation and spotless. Nothing was too much to ask for them and the details did not go amiss. Thank you for a whole litre of milk in the fridge for coffee instead of the usual 3 triangular efforts you usually get! The turned down sheets and truffles quietly left on the table for us made it all feel very welcoming. We’ll definitely be coming back thank you

    281leighs Avatar

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

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    Alias D.santos
  • A beautiful setting with luxurious accomodation. The staff is lovely. Friendly, courteous and helpful. Thank you for a lovely stay

    Cheryl Guthrie Avatar
    Cheryl Guthrie

    Beautiful hidden spot with very gracious attentive staff

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    Ardene Mathou

    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.

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    Grant Ferguson
Vusi Mkhwanazi

Head Chef - Vusi Mkhwanazi

A tempting example of one of Vusi's menus:

Amuse Bouche


Duck Carpaccio

Pan seared and thinly sliced Breast of Duck served on a bed of garden greens

and drizzled with a Van Der Hum and Orange reduction

Chicken & Prawn Laksa

Thai style chicken, sautéed prawns & julienne vegetables

in curried coconut topped with freshly baked herb bread sticks



Spinach & Feta Chicken stack

Spinach & feta stuffed chicken breast served with herb potato puree, honey glazed butternut

& steamed seasonal baby vegetables accompanied with a roasted red pepper & coriander sauce

Beef Medallion

Grilled fillet of beef served with herb potato puree, honey glazed butternut

& steamed seasonal baby vegetables finished off with a creamy mushroom & green peppercorn sauce


Malva pudding

Traditional malva pudding in a pool of Amarula crème anglaise & vanilla ice cream

French Pavlova

An individual crispy meringue cake filled with seasonal fresh fruits,

Chantilly cream and a mixed berry compote