Comrades Marathon 2020 – 14 June

This year, the Comrades marathon is a down run but it is also the 95th ultimate human race!

No, your maths is not wrong! 1921 to 2020 should be 99 but the Comrades marathon was stopped during the war years from 1941 to 1945. Crazy that although there has been many smaller wars, this race has been able to continue every year since 1946.

So this year is a down run which means runners start in Pietermaritzburg, the southern most part of the KZN Midlands and end in Durban, needless to say accommodation is hard to find but there are a couple of beds still available. Please call or e-mail us and we will see if there is still space!

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Last minute availibility for Hilton Festival

Is there accommodation still available for the Hilton Art Festival? Yes, but it is limited. View live availability by clicking in the region images below.

Hilton surrounds
10-20km from the Hilton Arts Festival
Pietermaritzburg Accommodation

The Hilton Arts Festival is the largest theatrical event of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal. Established in 1993, the Festival aims to bring the pick of south Africa’s high quality performing art to KwaZulu Natal. This primary aim is enhanced by all other aspects of the festival: art exhibitions, quality craft, food and drink, live music. It offers the opportunity to showcase the cream of South African theatre and to support South African writing.

Midmar Mile 2019

9th & 10th Febuary 2019
How to enter
Need Accommodation? Fill in the form below and we will do the rest!

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The Comrades Marathon 2019

The 2019 Comrades Marathon will be an ‘up run‘ and take place on Sunday 9 June 2019.   The event will be run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg and will be 87km or 54 miles in distance with 1166m or 3827ft of vertical ascent with a maximum elevation of 821m or 2696 ft.

“If you only intend to run one Comrades, the up run is the one to do.” – Bruce Fordyce

Need Advice? Use Ultimate Comrades Marathon Resource Guide
Need Accommodation before and after the race? Use to find a place that matches your preference.
For those wanting a quiet place to recuperate after the Comrades Marathon, why not consider staying in the Midlands while you walk off that post limp and enjoy the fresh air and countryside along the Midlands meander? Simply send us your enquiry below and we will send you suitable available venues.

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Midmar Accommodation

Still need accommodation for Midmar?

Call or text me, there are still a few places available!

Accommodation, near midmar dam :-)
Accommodation, near midmar dam 🙂


Start of the Midmar Mile
Start of the Midmar Mile

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The Red & Black Michael House Rugby Match

The Red & Black Michael House rugby match and After Party is on the 22nd June 2013 

Lythwood is offering for The Parents is the Following:

Accommodation – Saturday – Dinner Dance Bed & Breakfast – Sharing – R720.00 per person per night  this includes:

Dinner 5 course meal & Dance

Accommodation and Breakfast on Sunday

 If the parents’ wishes to stay 2 nights the same rate will apply and will also include dinner (Ale Carte) for the Friday evening

 Any Parents who is not staying over but would like to join us on Saturday Night for the Dinner Dance only – R200.00 per person

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White Mountain Festival

September 21 to 24

Come to the Midlands for the White Mountain Festival

Lilly Million – one of many reasons to head to White Mountain this year

Not to be missed at this year’s White Mountain Festival is Johannesburg singer-songwriter Lilly Million, an exciting new talent whose soulful organic folk vibe is creating a stir on the South African music scene.

With a sound reminiscent of Tracy Chapman yet uniquely her own, this charismatic artist is the real deal, delivering rich poetic lyrics expressively framed in simple melodies.  If you haven’t seen her live or heard her songs on radio, be sure to catch Lilly Million at White Mountain over the Heritage Day long weekend, September 21 to 24.

Now in its 7th year, the festival is held at White Mountain Lodge near Giant’s Castle in the Central Drakensberg, less than 200km from Durban, 400km from Johannesburg and only 25km off the N3 on tarred roads.

Known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere, plentiful amenities and idyllic setting, it offers acoustic performances by some of the country’s top artists, as well as arts and crafts, assorted food stalls, a beer market and loads of fun outdoor activities for the whole family.

A limited number of Early Bird tickets are now on sale at Computicket for R450, which includes camping for the entire festival.  This offer runs until the end of June, after which advance tickets will cost R550.


The Midmar Mile

The Midmar Mile is the biggest sporting event hosted by the Midlands.  It attracts open water swimmers from all over the world and provides the people in the Midlands with an income boost.

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Book your accommodation for the next Midmar Mile now…

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