The beautiful Lynton Hall Estate with its exclusive guest rooms is located on KwaZulu Natals South coast in South Africa.
Now in its third century and host to Royalty, Prime Ministers, men of letters and captains of business, the exclusive Lynton Hall was the sanctuary of sugar baron Sir Frank Reynolds and is still owned by his direct descendant.
It is built on a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean to catch the sea breezes. With the Empire to choose from, this gracious property was selected by King George VI and his family for his recuperation in 1952. The property lies in 15 hectares of garden and rests at the head of Umdoni Park, the lands most picturesque golf course, meandering through pristine coastal forest and spilling down to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
The award-winning restaurant at Lynton Hall serves sumptuous breakfasts, lunches and dinners either overlooking the magnificent gardens or in the candle lit Dining Hall or wine cellar. The culinary creations of Lynton Hall are inspired by its proximity to the Indian Ocean and the property's traditional connections with Colonial India. The cooking philosophy of the movement initiated by Five Star Master Chef, Richard Carstens, is expressed in an avant-garde New World style where the emphasis is on flavor, texture and individuality, each dish carrying the signature of his energy and passion.
The Wine List at Lynton Hall enjoys Platinum status and Lynton Hall boasts a Sommelier, of which there are not many in South Africa. The Sommelier is a rare hybrid of wine connoisseur, gourmet, psychologist and diplomat, his "holy grail" the perfect match of food and wine.
Pioneered by founder sommelier Germain Lehodey, the Lynton standard is the benchmark by which others are measured. The idea is plain: we owe it to our guests to provide the most memorable gourmet experience our money can offer.
Renowned for its eleven incomparably styled superior suites with air conditioning, heated towel rails and free standing baths. All suites at Lynton Hall are uniquely decorated in the Indian Colonial style, which characterized the Sugar industry of KwaZulu in the late 1800's, and equipped with a telephone, TV and mini-bar.
Golf courses within easy distances include Umdoni, Selborne, Wild Coast, San Lameer, Southbroom, Royal Durban and the Durban Country Club. Divers are a 15 minute scenic drive from the world renowned Aliwal Shoal, a mecca for scuba enthusiasts, and famous for being a shark diving site. Rocky Bay is 10 minutes away, and is gaining popularity as a dive site of note. From Lynton Hall, you will get a front seat to the annual sardine run, described as 'the greatest migration on earth'. There are various restaurants, arts & craft centres and social pubs nearby. Oribi Gorge Nature reserve is an hour away, with its stunning scenery and adventure activities.