Lythwood Lodge, Nottingham Road

Kwazulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

Lythwood Lodge


Farm 37 D18, Off the R103, Lidgetton, 3270, Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa


+27 (0)33 234-4666

+27 (0)234-0413

+27 (0)845550413




Lythwood Lodge nestles in the hills of the mystical Natal Midlands and is situated on a spectacular 275 acre estate, close to Nottingham Road. Bordered by the Lions River and surrounded by natural forest that is home to Yellowwood and Cape Chestnut trees, Purple Crested Lourie, the endangered Cape Parrot, the  elusive Bushbuck and Porcupine, creating an amphitheatre of splendid beauty that will leave you spellbound.  Located within 4 ½ hours from Gauteng and only 1 ¼ hours from Durban, Lythwood Lodge is perfect for a weekend break away, romantic wedding or as the ideal conference venue.

Steeped in history our old “English Manor” style lodge with heart-warming fires, sumptuous cuisine, luxurious accommodation, magnificent surroundings and personal service; Lythwood Lodge will be remembered by you and your friends for a very long time. Lythwood Lodge offers a variety of accommodation from self-catering cottages to executive hotel suites, all of which meet top international standards and can cater for up to 60 guests.


Lythwood Lodge offers 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.

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.

As part of our 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.


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.


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.


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 amphitheatre of natural forest and trout dam.


These 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.


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. For further details, please view our specifications sheet or contact us directly.

arrow You are not under any obligation by submitting this enquiry. Lythwood Lodge will confirm the availability of the required dates that you have states, in addition to the rate that will be charged. The booking procedure and other documentation will be sent you, by e-mail or telephone as you require.


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