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The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel, accommodation in Ladysmith Kwazulu Natal


Elegant, tastefully-decorated, air-conditioned rooms that contain an extensive array of facilities. Known far and wide for our service and attention to detail, we offer excellent conferences and banqueting facilities. Dining is also a pleasure, with a wide variety of menus, atmosphere and decor options to choose from.

Large or small groups are welcome with full facilities and professional support services.


The Royal Hotel has 71 elegant, tastefully decorated, air conditioned rooms that offer a harmonious combination of comfort and modernism to meet  the needs of business travelers.  

Warm and inviting, each room has been elegantly appointed with soft fabrics and all the amenities and comforts a discerning traveler expects.

Large or small groups are welcome with full facilities and professional support services.

Spacious bedrooms offer elegant and stylish accommodation for guests seeking that little extra.

All the Royal’s rooms contain an extensive array of facilities which include : colour televisions with 12 channels to choose from, 15 hours a day room service, 24 hour drinks service, tea and coffee hospitality trays, toiletries, direct dialing telephones, en suite bathrooms, internet connections and turndown service.

Fax and e-mail facilities are available.
Facilities are designed to cater for the requirements of disabled people.



This unique hotel with its imposing architecture, offers comfortable en suite accommodation as well as conferencing and banqueting facilities. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine in the Tipsy Trooper Pub & Restaurant.

The Royal Hotel is conveniently situated midway between Johannesburg & Durban and is close to the Drakensberg, Natal Midlands and historical Battlefields.

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Name of hostsRoyal Hotel Ladysmith
Tel:+27 (0)36 637 2176
fax+27 (0)36 637 2176
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"Will you marry me?" This is the life-changing question that changes everything.

Daddy's little girl goes home with a sparkle on her finger and a even bigger one in her eyes! But all of this soon fades when faced with the daunting task of organizing a wedding down to the very last detail...And who wants to be a tired, overworked bride / mother-of-the-bride / bridesmaid / friend?

When you hear the little voice inside your head going:" There is no way I can handle all of this! It is all too much", remember that you can turn to the Royal Hotel and let us do everything for you!

The Royal Hotel has the information, knowledge, ideas and contacts to ensure an absolutely flawless day.

Every person is different and your wedding should be something that projects your individuality. Every wedding is someone's fairy tale, and fairy tales only comes true through the details and hard work.

As your coordinators, we become your new best friend. Next to you, we'll be the people who care most about the outcome of the day as it is our name and reputation on the line.

We have a passion for weddings and delivering the best possible service

We are as involved as you want us to be, to ensure the best possible quality. Our integrity does not allow us to recommend sub-standard service providers and due to our extensive database, you are ensured of the best possible value for money.

The Royal Hotel will be by your side every step of the way, assistance only a phone call or an email away.

At the Royal Hotel we go above and beyond the call of duty, exceeding the expectations of you and your guests. At the Royal Hotel, we are “Inspired by your dreams”

Surround yourselves with traditional elegance while we pay attention to detail so you can relax & concentrate on the most important day of your life.

Our elegant venues are the ideal place for celebrating your special day. 

Our professional team can handle anything from small, intimate weddings to large, lavish affairs, vow renewals, anniversary celebrations, and much more.

Our experienced staff will offer plenty of options and suggestions for creating the perfect event. Everything about this day, your day, should be just as you desire, filled with incandescent beauty and radiant romance.

We are here to assist you, in every possible way, to fulfill your dreams, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

It takes an innovative kitchen brigade to create enticing menus that appeal to every appetite and satisfy every occasion. This is precisely where The Royal Hotel excels —wedding receptions that flow smoothly from the initial planning to the final farewell. Such perfection demands careful coordination, originality, and an ability to anticipate the unexpected.

Known for its outstanding service, The Royal Hotel provides an unmatched setting for a rich variety of special events.

 We make every bride and groom comfortable, relaxed and happy.  


Located almost midway between Johannesburg and Durban, The ROYAL HOTEL in Ladysmith
forms a cost effective meeting point for local commerce and industry,
and is also a central and convenient venue for combined staff from other areas.

The functions management at the ROYAL HOTEL understand corporate needs in terms of motivation and team building, 
and can assist your coordinator with all aspects of planning for maximum results.

Six individual meeting rooms are available, from the intimate Mayors Chambers to Sir Reay's'
where up to 200 delegates can be accommodated.

Our staff will assist with decoration and layout for theme meetings and conferences,
and off-site tours and excursions can be arranged to suit your requirements. 
Talks about siege history, and optional short tours to historical sites in the area provide diversion when required.

Our different and interesting restaurants offer menus to suit your requirements, 
from light lunches to full dinners, and sumptuous breakfasts.

Meeting Rooms                
Room Name   Capacity       Dimensions Area
  U-Shape School Room Theatre Banquet Length Width Height m2
Boardroom 12 9 12 15 12 5.3 4.5   24
Gold Room (B/Room 30) 27 30 60 30 13 5   68
Marios (B/Room 40) 36 66 120 40 13 6   78
Royal Buttery (B/Room 40) 36 66 120 70 17.1 7.5   129
Sir Reay's (B/Room 50) 96 120 200 120 18.5 13.4   249
Swainsons (B/Room 50) 27 66 100 50 21 5   105
Rates: Conference and Accommodation rates on application.            


The ROYAL HOTEL is roughly midway between Johannesburg and Durban near the N3 toll-road, and is accessible from many directions. An ideal stop-over point between Johannesburg and Durban, or Cape Town through the Eastern Free State. From Johannesburg or Durban, use the N3 toll road. From the Johannesburg side take the exit to the R103 at the foot of the Van Reenen's Pass - marked to Ladysmith. From the Durban side, take the exit marked Ladysmith / Bergville some 60km beyond Estcourt. Turn right, approximately 18km to Ladysmith. You can also reach Ladysmith from Johannesburg on the old main road - the R23 just beyond Heidelberg, joining the N11 at Volksrust. Volksrust may also be reached from Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park area via Ermelo. The R602 leads to Dundee, Vryheid and on to the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal - including Maputaland - Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, and the St Lucia wetlands. The N5 takes you from Harrismith through Bethlehem to join the main Johannesburg/Cape Town national road - the N1 DISTANCES FROM LADYSMITH TO: Johannesburg - 350km, Durban - 250km, Bloemfontein - 410km, Cape Town - 1410km,

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