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Conference planning is fraught with dragons

As a professional conference organiser, you've learnt to tame those dragons

One thing you know about planning a conference, is that the venue you choose is key to the success of the conference.

You can have everything organised, right down to the last dotted 'i' and crossed 't'. If the conference venue doesn't come to the party, you're left putting out fires.

Organising a country conference is even trickier; you don't have all the 'plan b' options available to you, as you do in the city.

This is why it's a make-or-break which country conference venue you choose. The conference is your baby. You need to make it happen and the buck stops with you.

We can say what we want about our "excellent service", "fantastic this or that", but we'll rather let some of our conference clients tell you what they thought after hosting their conference at the Lythwood country conference venue ...

Staff were brilliant and so accommodating and the food was out of this world.

Robyn Robyn - Lexis Nexis

I would just like to let you know that Lythwood is one of the most fantastic venues I have ever stayed at. The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely fantastic.

Dave Pattick Dave Pattick - Nampak

Lythwood is truly tranquil and beautiful. You really think of everything and I am so impressed by your flexibility.

Marlene Marlene - Island View Storage
We've been rated "Excellent" by our guests on TripAdvisor - here's our TripAdvisor "Bravo!" Badge.

Lythwood was the winner of the “Best Hotel Reception in the Coastal Region” and was awarded Silver for “Coastal Boutique Hotel” by ABIA. Lilizela Tourism Awards voted Lythwood a finalist for “Service Excellence”.

Is the location suitable?

Are you looking for a conference venue where all the delegates will be away from the countless distractions in the city and at the office? A place where they can really connect. Build strong relationships.

The Lythwood Conference Venue is situated along the peaceful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands meander. Just one and a half hours from Durban and five hours from Johannesburg. Perfect!

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Does Lythwood have the capacity to accommodate my conference?

Here's the capacity of each of our conference rooms, based on the type of seating layout you require.

Khaya Centre

  • U shaped style: 60 pax
  • Classroom style: 200 pax
  • Cinema style: 250 pax
  • Banqueting style: 250 pax

Two Break-away Rooms

Ibhubesi Room

  • Boardroom style: 10 pax


  • U shaped style: 20 pax
  • Cinema style: 120 pax

There is an additional room in the lodge that can accommodate informal break-away sessions. This room is ideal for encouraging smaller group interactions.

  • The Main Lounge: 40 pax

What delegate accommodation does Lythwood have available?

  • 33 double rooms (of which 26 can be changed to twin rooms)
  • Maximum number of delegates with single rooms = 33
  • Maximum number of delegates with twin rooms = 59
  • Number of rooms 33 (sleeping a total of 66 guests sharing)

What about Lythwood's B-BBEE Status?

Lythwood is a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor. Here's our B-BBEE certificate (right click and choose "Save" or "Download" to download).

Lythwood Conference Venue provides for Halaal foodWhat about Halaal food?

Yes, Lythwood serves Halaal certified meals, all you need to do is let us know your specific requirements beforehand.

Here's a few pictures of the delegate accommodation.

And a few photos of the rest of the lodge.

Your experience can be just like theirs ...

“Leon and Alison, on behalf of the leadership team at BNI Nguni, I would like to thank both of you for the tremendous efforts you made to make our evening with you successful. We appreciated the beautiful table decorations, the delicious 5-star food and the warm and cosy luxury rooms that you prepared for us. Thank you so much again and again. You truly are special people.”
Yvonne Cordner, BNI Nguni
“A big thank you to you and all your team for helping us ensure that our event ran smoothly. Your establishment is absolutely stunning, the food was amazing, and the service was really excellent. We were very impressed”.
Ayesha Mphahlele, Magnetic Events
“An awesome evening! You guys certainly pulled out all the stops and made it a night to remember. Thank you.”
Linda Hill, BNI Nguni Chapter
“Thank you to you and all your staff for taking such good care of everyone from the time we entered until we left. When we ar- rived there was a blazing fire, warm hot chocolate and friendly faces. We felt so very special as you guys attended to every lit- tle detail.”
Ashreena Jethoo, Msunduzi Councillors and Officials

Book your conference at Lythwood and our Event Planning Tools are yours to use

World-class event planning tools – no extra charge! That's right. All yours to use as you want.

You see, having a great venue, that cooks delicious food, has a spacious conference hall and break-away rooms, luxury accommodation, team-building opportunities (think mountain biking, fishing, and the Karkloof Canopy Tours, amongst others), 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. Plus.

It's all the small things, that often have very little to do with your conference venue, that make a big difference to your conference outcomes.

This is where you'll find that Lythwood truly goes the extra mile to ensure your conference is as you planned it.

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Conference Budget Planner
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Conference Checklists and templates
An always up-to-date conference detail dashboard
Up-to-date Reports on every aspect of your Conference Event

Come and experience the Lythwood Conference Venue for yourself!

Tell us about your conference ... and we'll come back to you with your options.

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