Lythwood Lodge


Lythwood Lodge offers an African experience to remember in a fine luxury hotel, rated 5 Star by the TGCSA (Grading Council).  Set in one of Natal Midland’s most scenic valleys.  This friendly, family-owned lodge is set on 110 hectares with lovely views across the valley.

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Superb dinning, and an excellent wine selection has earned a Diners Club Award.

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There is a lounge brimming with antiques, a comprehensive library, ballroom with sprung dance floor, and baronial dinning room.  Outside there is a large courtyard, two patios and secluded swimming pool.  Lunch and dinner is available. Children older than twelve years allowed. On request, a beauty therapist is available for beauty and holistic therapy, including massages.


 32 x double rooms (of which 25 can be changed to twin rooms)

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  • Maximum No of delegates with single rooms = 32
  • Maximum No of delegates with sharing rooms = 57

Number of rooms 32 (sleeping a total of 64 guests sharing

 Meadow rooms – 8 double room

Verandah rooms – 4 x double rooms

All the bedrooms of the highest standard, all individually furnished and decorated.

a Variety of accommodation from self-catering cottages to executive suites, all of which meet top international standards. Each room has an en- suite bathroom with separate shower and bath (excluding the wheelchair friendly room which has a large shower area only) and a crackling fireplace.

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The furnishings are crafted from mahogany wood to an exceptionally high standard and provide an ambiance which is both tranquil and comfortable. Artwork adorning the walls boasts largely local artists’ works and varies from grand landscape designs in the Premier rooms, to more intimate animal or bird designs in the veranda rooms.


Lythwood bridal suite This is our most exclusive suite and is used either as an Executive suite, or for Honeymooners. The decor and paintings have been handpicked to create that special sense romance, peace and tranquility.

Within this exclusive suite, you will find a serene sitting room leading onto your own private patio overlooking the Roman Style herb garden. The spacious bathroom has sweet scented candles and a shower suitable for two. This room takes luxury to a whole new level!


 These exceptionally large rooms were part of the original buildings dating back to the Second World War, with views of the estate and have characteristic leaded pane windows and log fires. One is furnished with a queen size sleigh bed, whilst the other has a king size bed.

Lythwood Lodge room 1 Lythwood Lodge room 3 THE FIVE LUXURY ROOMS

 Added to the main building by the owners in 1997, these 5 luxury rooms match the proportions of the main building.
Each room is heated by a gas fire and offers either two three-quarter beds or converted to offer a king size bed. They both have views overlooking the Lidgetton Valley and Roman Style Herb Garden.


Lythwood Lodge meadow room.jpg A short stroll from the main Lodge, these verandah rooms were added in 1999 and have private views over the natural forest and trout waters, exuding comfort and definitely boasting the finest views of the Midlands at its best.
These rooms have two three-quarter beds that can be adapted to a king size bed. Many of our customers have a preference for these rooms as they have a patio which looks up to the amphitheater of natural forest and trout dam.


Lythwood-meadow-room-2 Lythwood-meadow-roomThese light and airy rooms are located about 75 metres from the main Lodge, overlooking the luscious meadows the KZN Midlands is renowned for. Wake to spectacular views of the valley and Drakensberg in the distance. All eight rooms have three-quarter beds that can be converted into a king size bed.


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Recently completed, these self-catering cottages consist of four three-quarter beds that can be converted into two king size beds, with en-suite bathrooms and a large area that incorporates a well equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge with DSTV.
Leading off from the lounge area is the patio that has magnificent sweeping views of the countryside. A built in braai area offers a unique opportunity to relish the splendour of the countryside in true South African style. These cottages are fitted and equipped to the highest standard.


Lythwood is one of the only two country lodges that has been approved by the South African quadriplegic society as being suitable for wheel chairs. The room is strategically placed in that it is within 10-15 meters of both the entrance and reception rooms, lounge, dining room, library and bar. The room itself is exceptionally large, has a log fire and two three-quarter beds. The bathroom has a purpose built shower area with an adjustable shower and seat.

As part of the exceptional service each room has:

  • A display of fresh flowers from the garden, local fresh fruit, homemade biscuits and tea and coffee facilities.
  • Satellite television and a telephone
  • The lodge is covered by a Wi-Fi network that enables you to stay in touch whilst resting or conferencing in the tranquil Midlands.


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