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Hartford House- In the heart of thoroughbred country, amidst the sun drenched valleys of Giant`s Castle, Hartford was home to the family of Natal`s last Prime Minister. This is the world of heroic battles, of arts and crafts, famous schools and colleges, where the age-old pastimes of trout fishing, tennis and golf are practiced in the traditional manner.

One of the Country`s most beautiful houses and magnificent stud farms, Hartford offers sumptuously appointed en-suite luxury suites and bedrooms, with under-floor heating.

Dine at the table of thoroughbred lore, recount the memories of royal visits and indulge in a feast of the region`s finest produce and a selection of great wines.

The festivals of spring and summer are heralded by a profusion of daffodils, flowering cherries and ancient roses, whilst the magnificence of autumn and winter are celebrated in perfect days with roaring log fires in the evenings.

Witness the preparation of champions, or the stallions of the Sheik`s of Dubai. Wander through the 7000-acre game conservancy, or cast a line in tranquil estate waters.

Accommodation at Hartford House:
The Lakeside Suites
Each suite as unique as the material it is constructed from.

The Manor House Suites
Housed within the precincts of the original manor house, these suites are named for the three families that have occupied Hartford for the first 150 years of its existence.

The Garden and Pool Suites
Erected in celebration of Hartfords transition into hospitality, these suites have prime locations in the establishments award-winning gardens.

The Verandah Suites
Built in an era when the prime mode of transport was on horseback, the stables were home to the carriage horses of the estates first custodians.


Hartford offers you:
- Trout and Bass Fishing
- Award winning restaurant; candle light dinner; veranda site breakfast and lunches.
- Teas, scones and cakes served in the splendor of natures most beautiful garden.
- Horse riding: expansive bridle paths and tracks
- Walks on extensive Game Conservancy - numerous species of wild animals, birds and flora
- Birding on estate and nearby famed Karkloof Gorge and Drakensberg heritage reserve.
- Tennis
- Pool and pavillion with Sauna, Barbecue, etc.
- Personalised Stud Farm Tours

Rooms and Units Available:

Family - Upper lake Suite
Family Suite situated just up from the Lake. Suite consists of 2 Bedrooms: 1 x King Bed with en-suite Bath and shower and 1 x Twin Bed with Bath only. Small lounge area with complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Garden Suites
Situated in the garden and consists of King Bed; small Lounge with Fireplace; Bath & Shower and Under floor Heating. Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Heritage Suites
Veranda Twin room consist of two twin beds which can be converted to King; bath only; underfloor heating; air-conditioner and private patio; Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Lake Suite
Situated near the Lake; Private Luxury Suites consist of King Bed, Bath & Shower; Lounge area with Fire Place; underfloor heating and private Plunge Pool. Suite 14 (Inkanyezi) has a large ROUND King Bed. Complimentary Tea and Coffee making facilities.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Manor House - Moor
Situated in the Manor House; consists of King Bed; two bathrooms, one with a large shower and the other with large marble bath; fireplace and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Pool Suites
Situated near the Hotel Swimming Pool; consists of King Bed; Bath & Shower; Small Lounge Area with Fire Place and underfloor heating. Complimentary Tea and Coffee making facilities.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Veranda Suites
Veranda Suite consists of King Bed; Bath and Shower; under-floor heating and air-conditioner and private patio. Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

- No arrival - no refund
- Less than 1 weeks notice - no refund
- 1 to 2 weeks notice - 25% refund
- 2 to 4 weeks notice - 505 refund
- 4 weeks or more notice - subject to a 10% handling fee


Take the Mooi River off ramp from the N3. Follow the Giant's Castle / Hartford House / Summerhill Stud signs through the village to the west in the directions of the Drakensberg. Approximately 2kms from the outskirts of the village, turn left onto the Hlatikulu Road. Travel 5 km passing both entrances to Summerhill Stud before the Right turn into Hartford to Hartford House. Follow the Hotel signs for 1,2km to Hartford House.

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  • Accommodation Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM