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Lythwood Lodge

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Front of property - evening/night
Outdoor pool
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Overview of Lythwood Lodge

Lythwood Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star country house in Lidgetton West with outdoor pool and restaurant

9,6/10 Exceptional

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Farm 37, Lidgetton West, KwaZulu-Natal, 3270

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About this area

Getting around

  • Pietermaritzburg (PZB) - 51 min drive


  • The Waffle Inn & Coffee Shop - 18 min drive
  • Piggly Wiggly - 21 min drive
  • The Pizza Place - 21 min drive
  • The Mole - 22 min drive
  • Lions River Craft Brewery - 22 min drive

About this property

Lythwood Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Lidgetton West with a stay at Lythwood Lodge. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale country house include a terrace and a garden.


Afrikaans, English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets stay free (dogs only, 1 per room)
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Double sofa bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Free rollaway/extra bed

What to enjoy

  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 16 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 135 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Lythwood Lodge Balgowan
Lythwood Lodge
Lythwood Balgowan
Lythwood Lodge Lidgetton West
Lythwood Lidgetton West
Lythwood Lodge Country House
Lythwood Lodge Lidgetton West
Lythwood Lodge Country House Lidgetton West

Frequently asked questions

Does Lythwood Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lythwood Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Lythwood Lodge?
As of 05 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lythwood Lodge on 07 December 2022 start from R1 760, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lythwood Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Lythwood Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Lythwood Lodge?
Yes, dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Lythwood Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lythwood Lodge?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Lythwood Lodge and nearby?
Lythwood Lodge has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lythwood Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Waffle Inn & Coffee Shop (5.9 mi), Lions River Craft Brewery (7 mi), and Caversham Mill (7.5 mi).

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Awesome experience
We have had an amazing stay at Lythwood Lodge, staying in a self catering unit for my birthday celebrations. What an amazing time was had by all, the unit was beautiful, clean and had everything you would need for a weekend away. The special treat was the turndown service every night making it so special walking in from dinner to warm rooms and bathrooms and a little treat on the dining table! Breakfast and dinner was absolutely amazing and so well worth it. The dinner menu is changed daily and the menu has something for everyone. We will definitely be back, thank you to the Lythwood Lodge team for your amazing service, the staff all around are super friendly and so helpful making the stay all the more enjoyable. * Thank you for the birthday dessert which was a special touch!
Dinner…..lamb shank was amazing.
Birthday dessert….nice touch!
The fireplace was enjoyed by all!
Tracey, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Service Excellence
The service by the staff was incredible. They really went out of their way to take care of us.
Discovermore, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was a fantastic hotel with great staff, excellent food, at a brilliant price. It’s a bit off the beaten track but this adds to its charm and is in a beautiful location. Definitely need a car.
Paul, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely chalets
Lovely cozy and warm hotel and staff go out of their way to assist
UN, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Night Away with Friends
We stayed just one night with another couple, booking into a two-bedroom cottage. The room was excellent, with each bedroom having its own relatively modern en-suite. The common kitchen and lounge area was spacious and the free tea, coffee, milk and wood for the internal fire (and external braai area) were nice touches. The staff were extremely friendly and we will most definitely be back during the summer months!
John, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely spot
Great stay and lovely rooms. Good spot for a quick stayover.
1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Midlands Gem
Excellent hospitality and hideout in the Midlands....a bit of a drive on gravel road, high clearance vehicle advisable
Sisa, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice but a little disappointing for a 4*
Had a very relaxing stay. Hotel was great, views were beautiful, staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. We were a bit disappointed with our room though as I have a baby and couldn't bath her as there was no running cold water in the bath so had to use the basin. There was a foul smell from the shower drain every time we showered. The toilet had a permanent urine smell. And there were no fans in the scorching December heat and a lot of flies. We also had a couple of drinks put on our bill that wasn't ours but because we were in a hurry we ended up just paying for it. Other than the few disappointments everything else was great!
Tracey, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely outstanding, from the friendly staff, exceptional food, the piece and tranquillity of the location set amongst the amazing views.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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