To book

The only way to book is to phone Colleen on 072 515 6236



There are 8 conventional flats

and 2 rondavels built from stones taken from the Lilani River giving them a lovely indigenous look and feel. All flats and one of the rondavels can accommodate 4 people comfortably. The other rondavel is double storey and sleeps 9.


All accommodation is self-catering. The flats share a communal kitchen with fridges, freezer, stove, sink and all crockery and cutlery. The rondavels have their own kitchens


R350.00 per couple per night sharing

R250.00 per person night single

R150.00 per person per night booking in a group of 8 or more

*The rates are currently under review so please confirm when making your booking


Warm clothing
Insect repellent
Walking shoes

Getting there

The R74 runs between Blythedale on the north coast and Greytown in the midlands. Turn off the R74 at Ahrens which is about 20 km from Greytown and 85 km from Stanger. Travel on a tar road for 6.2 km and then turn off onto a gravel for about 12 km (not 10 km as the sign says). There are signposts at all of the turn offs so following the signs will get you there. If you are coming from the Pietermaritzburg side, you can take a short cut by turning off at Mispah to Welgegund.

There is not much difference distance-wise for visitors from Durban going via Stanger or Pietermaritzburg.





The springs have been used by the local community for many, many years and they believe that the waters have healing properties for many ailments.

An hotel was built there in the fifties and hosted many a grand ball for people from all over the Umvoti County and further afield. It was managed by Frank Caruso, an Italian prisoner of war who stayed on after the war. At one time Lilani was favourably compared with the finest hotsprings in Europe.

The hotel closed down in the late sixties and although the springs were still used by the local community, there was no-one to maintain them and they eventually became overgrown and fell into disrepair.

In the late 1990's the Kwazulu-Natal Tourism Authority received funding from the Poverty Alleviation fund of the National Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism for the development of the Lilani Hot Springs. With further investment from Tourism Kwazulu Natal andthe provincial Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Lilani has grown into a "must-see" tourism attraction.

President Zuma's address at the official opening of the "new" Lilani

Lilani is run by the Mthembu Sithole Development Trust.


Lilani Hotsprings

The Lilani Hotsprings in the rural area between Greytown and Kranskop offer visitors a tranquil weekend getaway - only two hours from Durban and one from Pietermaritzburg.

The water has been channelled into four pools in which one can relax and feel the warm spring water soothing one's body.

At the moment their are no formal extra activities offered other than bathing and relaxing in the tranquil setting - and there is nothing wrong with that is there!

One can also stroll around the property and enjoy the variety of birds and plants that you might not get at your home. The more energetic can also hike in the hills and meet the friendly locals.


DSTV is in the process of being installed if you need to keep up to date with your sport, news and soapies. There is good cell phone reception.

Future planning includes a curio shop, visits to locals, guided hikes and bird guides.