Nestled in the scenic foothills of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountain range, you'll find Lythwood, a four-star country accommodation, wedding and conference venue situated in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands of South Africa.
We're not simply a venue. When you sign up with us for your event, you get access to our robust planning tools to help you plan every detail of your event, from guest lists to individual special meal requirements to table seating planing and arrangements. From budgets to vendor management. All you need to plan a successful event.
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.
Whether it’s a romantic garden ceremony, a Boho forest ceremony or under a Bedouin tent you are dreaming of, we have all the options. Same goes for your reception… under the stars or covered. We're an award-winning KwaZulu-Natal Midlands wedding venue and will give you all of the above, but with two big differences ... Four comprehensive wedding 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. Access to all the wedding planning tools, including a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, to make planning your wedding a breeze!
Having a great venue, that cooks delicious food, has a spacious conference hall, Bedouin style outdoor tent, break-away rooms and luxury accommodation for you to host everything from smaller executive strategy sessions, conferences, team-building opportunities (think mountain biking, fishing, and the Karkloof Canopy Tours, amongst others) to larger trade shows and exhibitions 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. When you appoint us 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 us 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.
We have also been voted the Best Hotel Reception Venue in the Africa Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA) Coastal Region. The votes are cast by over 20,000 votes by Brides from around South Africa. We were also a finalist in the TopVendor Awards.