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About Lythwood Lodge

Lythwood Lodge is a luxury four star country accommodation, just one and a half hours from Durban and five hours from Johannesburg.

Just one and a half hours from Durban and five hours from Johannesburg is Lythwood – a 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 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 our beautiful boutique hotel suites, meadow rooms, and our fully equipped, self-catering family cottages and you have the perfect mix.

Warm fireplaces and comfortable lounges to take tea and play board games; a bar area to watch the game and have a few drinks; or simply enjoy a riveting novel while we wait on you hand and foot. And if the mood grabs you, you can watch whatever takes your fancy on our selection of DStvf channels in your suite.

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.

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 Weddings (or Wedding Venue):

Your wedding, your big day. You’ve dreamed about how you want your wedding to be, now it’s all happening. You have always wanted a wedding in the country. Out there in the mountains. A place where your special day will be recorded in a series of stunning photos and memories. Big trees, open lawns, beautiful gardens. Forests and rolling hills. A rustic chapel. Fresh air and open spaces. Family and friends close at hand to celebrate with you.

Lythwood—an award-winning KwaZulu-Natal Midlands wedding venue that will give you all this, but with one big difference…

Planning a wedding is a much bigger undertaking than most brides realise when they start out. A million small decisions. At Lythwood we know and understand this reality. So we provide you with a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, and a selection of fun, interactive tools to help you plan your perfect wedding. Everything you need to make sure you have every detail covered and the peace of mind to relax and enjoy your big day.

Well, we offer four comprehensive packages, each including various wedding service items relating to your wedding with a single all-in price. Some include things many other venues don’t, like photographer, accommodation for your guests, your wedding cake, and more. Contact us to book a viewing and we can go through the packages with you, so you can pick the one best suited to your dream and budget.

Lythwood Conferences (or Conference Venue):

For a conference to be a roaring success, the planning must be spot on.

One thing you know about planning a conference, is that the venue you choose is key to the success of a conference. You can have everything organised, right down to the last dotted ‘i’ and crossed ‘t’. If the conference venue doesn't come to the party, you're the one left putting out fires. Organising a country conference is even trickier; you don't have all the ‘Plan B’ options available to you, as you do in the city.

You see, having a great venue, that cooks delicious food, has a spacious conference hall and break-away rooms, luxury accommodation, team-building opportunities, and gives you top-notch service is par for the course. It's what you expect from an award winning conference venue.

At Lythwood, you can expect us to get all those details right.

It's all the ‘small’ things, that often have very little to do with your conference venue, that make a big difference to your conference outcomes. This is where you'll find that Lythwood truly goes the extra mile to ensure your conference is as you planned it. When you appoint Lythwood as your conference venue, pick up the phone or email us and you can consider it done. If there are a lot of suppliers involved, if needed, you can also make use of our sophisticated online event planning software—at no extra charge. That way, all the supplier communication with Lythwood is in one place for you to track and manage,

We’ve laboured long and hard to make sure you don’t have to. You can be sure you'll have everything at your fingertips to help you plan a successful conference, that meets your objectives.

Team Building; Karkloof Canopy Tours, the best mountain biking trails in the country, and all manner of great spots for team building are close at hand. Your choice of Lythwood will facilitate your client getting their message across in a truly unforgettable way.

Wedding Venues: The country wedding venue that helps you plan every aspect of your Midlands country wedding – We provide you with a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, and a selection of fun, interactive tools to help you plan your perfect wedding.

Conference Venues: 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? So many opportunities for networking, brainstorming, and relationship building.

Family friendly: Jungle gym outside the family cottages

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
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Reviews for Lythwood Lodge

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Susan Haddon
28 June 2013

We had a lovely stay in the self catering cottages. It was very spacious and comfortable with splendid views.

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Lythwood Lodge is 8km from the centre of Lidgetton West , the nearest airport 121.4km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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