Hartford House

You will find Hartford House just outside Mooi River in the rolling hills of the Natal Midlands and there can't be many more beautiful spots to stay in South Africa. The old manor house is made up of open public areas, with the unique rooms tucked away ensuring the utmost privacy. Many people will have a few days here just as a gourmet retreat and it really does offer some of the best food anywhere in South Africa, including it's acclaimed restaurants. What makes Hartford such a wonderful place to stay is you feel really really at home here, with many visitors choosing to spend a whole day in-house relaxing. The views are breathtaking and it has it's own stud farm and lovely walking trails. Equally, it offers easy access to the Midlands Meander and Drakensberg Mountains, so you really can do as much or as little as you like here.


The Midlands


Midlands Meander, Gourmet Food, Walking.

Our Thoughts

A relaxed, refined retreat in the heart of the Natal Midlands, perfect if you are looking for gourmet food, stunning views and the chance to enjoy some relaxing walks. It is also a good spot for horse enthusiasts as it has it's own stud farm. A stay at Hartford is a fantastic breather in the middle of a busy itinerary where you can sit back, relax, be well fed and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Swimming pool


Hartford is famous across the country for it's food and can rightfully boast to being one South Africa's top gourmet retreats. The menu is varied, but you can be assured of rich, delicious dishes with a South African twist.

Hartford House is made up of 15 rooms, all at varying price points so it can be used for most itineraries. The rooms are all very unique, with beautiful furnishings and stunning views out onto the gardens. The Lake View Suites are a particular favourite of ours, with the best views and are superbly furnished. Whichever room you choose you will not be disappointed and they make for a great spot to while away a lazy afternoon.

  • Walking
  • Stud farm visits
  • Midlands Meander

Children are welcome from any age, however, there are better options in the area. 

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