Hartford House


This top-class accommodation at the Mooi River in KwaZulu Natal is one of the most beautiful houses in South Africa. The Hartford House, that is located near the well-known Drakensberg Mountains, is also called the “Jewel of the Midlands”.


It is not only the landscaping that is stunning; the Hartford House’s fine cuisine marks another highlight. This hideaway is located on what is probably South Africa’s most famous horse farm, the “Summerhill Stud”, where even the sheik of Dubai read more » chooses his stallions.


Everything is focused on sweet indulgence and fine comforts. The fantastic food reflects this philosophy.


Every new day under the wide South African sky starts with a delicious breakfast. The lunch and dinner delicacies will be served in the award-winning restaurant.


A private atmosphere and a quiet ambiance are guaranteed. The exclusive Hartford House features only eleven lavish suites.


A swimming pool is available to all guests for a refreshing dip. The friendly and ever-attentive service team takes pride in fulfilling nearly all your wishes. A room service is available for 16 hours per day.


At night, indulge in the exotic dancing performances that introduce you to the culture of the Zulus. It has a nostalgic touch – with beautiful horses, old whiskey and a cultivated conversation with the other guests.


You will feel like you have travelled back in time – you will forget the stress and just relax...


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The Harford House is well known for its luxurious suites, which are all individually and lovingly designed. Each one of the only eleven suites has a TV, telephone and mini-bar, which will provide you with read more » drinks and small snacks throughout the day.


The two Veranda Double Suites have two big bedrooms with king-sized beds as well a very graceful lounge area.


The bathroom is very generously proportioned. The big bathtub is set in a corner and guarantees real luxurious bathing delights. An under floor heating will make you feel even more comfortable.


The two Veranda Twin Suites also have an exceedingly large bathroom with an especially big bathtub and under-floor heating.


The Harford Suite was once the stylish accommodation of the prime minister of the colony Natal. This suite is located in the patriarchal mansion of the property.


The big bedrooms have an open fireplace, a separate dressing room and two bathrooms – one with a marble bathtub and one with a shower.


The Courtyard Suite is right next to the Harford Suite and just a little bit smaller. It features a cosy, king-sized bed and an elegant bathroom.


The Manor Suites are equipped with single beds and are located in the main building. The facilities include an open fireplace and a large bathroom with a bathtub.


The Garden Suites are located in the beautiful garden of the property and have a big bedroom with king-sized beds. The lounge has an open fireplace. Under-floor heating and the bathroom with a Jacuzzi make the tasteful furnishing perfect.


The Pool Suites are a little bit further away from the main building and have almost the same facilities as the Garden Suites.


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In this beautiful environment, you can really relax and forget the everyday stress. The hotel offers various activities for relaxation and adventure.


Those who would rather be active also have a lot read more » of options to choose from. You can go on a tour through the Summerhill Stud Estate and watch the splendid horses or you can discover the nature on horseback ride or have fun on the racetrack.


The sauna is another option if you would like to relax. The swimming pool provides the necessary refreshing dip after the sauna’s invigorating heat.


Or you can go and have an exciting tennis match. Excursions into the surrounding regions are also highly rewarding.


In the Drakensberg Mountains, you can drive or walk through the nature reserve to get to know the local fauna and flora.


Any excursion is best combined with a picnic at the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Park, an additional romantic holiday adventure along the way.


Golfing enthusiasts should visit the Boschhoek Golf Estate, where a round of golf is a stunning scenery.


Those who enjoy casting a line will enjoy some quiet time at the lake fishing for trout and perches. For some authentic angler yarn, stop by the Fisherman´s Clubhouse right next to the lake.


The wellness options are also fantastic. You can relax during a massage or other sophisticated treatments.


After a wonderful day spent indulging in pleasant holiday adventures, you can enjoy a good drink at the “Old English Style Bar”.


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