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Hartford House

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Country Houses / Weekend Breaks Durban - 6 Bedrooms and 8 Suites
Spa
Weddings & banquets
Conference venue
All Ages Welcome
Free WiFi
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I’ll never forget the autumn frost, the exquisite colours on the trees and the hot misted breaths of the thoroughbreds. Hartford’s cuisine is as good as it gets, beyond spectacular, and the large standalone bath was perfect for a romantic retreat

Ian, CEO. Entrepreneur. Father. Action-man

ABOUT Hartford House

In the heart of South Africa’s champion racehorse stud, amid the sun-drenched valleys of Giant’s Castle, lies Hartford House, a world of heroic battles, picturesque mountain passes, arts and crafts and famous schools and colleges. One of the country’s most beautiful properties, Hartford and its spectacular gardens were home to the colony of Natal’s last prime minister .

Dine at the table of thoroughbred lore, recall the memories of royal visits and feast on the region’s finest produce. Inspired cullinary creations are served in the grandeur of the timeless dining room, or in the candlelit splendour of the colonial verandah. Four tranquil Lakeside Suites reflect opulent earthiness, each as unique as the natural material it is constructed from. Luxurious bedrooms and suites are elegantly designed with romantic fireplaces or underfloor heating.

Spring and summer are heralded by daffodils, flowering cherries and ancient roses, autumn and winter are celebrated in perfectly crisp days and roaring log fires. Witness the birth of champions, wander through the 3 000-acre conservancy, or cast a line in tranquil waters. Hartford Wellness Centre offers a range of therapies, body treatments and holistic massages.

House and Leisure/Visa’s Best S.A. Restaurant. Diner’s Diamond wine list. Eat Out Top Ten Restaurant.

Complimentary WiFi hotspot | Children welcome

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ROOMS

Hartford Room - Moor
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: Seasonal (2016/05/01 - 2016/08/30) From R 1,360.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
Valid: Seasonal (2016/09/01 - 2017/04/30) From R 1,830.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Inner House Room - Gossling
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: Seasonal (2016/05/01 - 2016/08/30) From R 625.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
Valid: Seasonal (2016/09/01 - 2017/04/30) From R 790.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Manor Room - Ellis
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: Seasonal (2016/05/01 - 2016/08/30) From R 1,150.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
Valid: Seasonal (2016/09/01 - 2017/04/30) From R 1,450.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Verandah Double Room - St Pauls & Mowgli
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: Seasonal (2016/05/01 - 2016/08/30) From R 1,050.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
Valid: Seasonal (2016/09/01 - 2017/04/30) From R 1,330.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Verandah Twin Room - Sentinel & Preston Pan
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: Seasonal (2016/05/01 - 2016/08/30) From R 920.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
Valid: Seasonal (2016/09/01 - 2017/04/30) From R 1,160.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Garden Suites - Alyssum & Heliotrope
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: Seasonal (2016/05/01 - 2016/08/30) From R 1,300.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
Valid: Seasonal (2016/09/01 - 2017/04/30) From R 1,750.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Pool Suites - Emanzini & Emtonjeni
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: Seasonal (2016/05/01 - 2016/08/30) From R 1,300.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
Valid: Seasonal (2016/09/01 - 2017/04/30) From R 1,750.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Lake Suites
Sleeps 2
4 Units
Valid: Seasonal (2016/05/01 - 2016/08/30) From R 1,520.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
Valid: Seasonal (2016/09/01 - 2017/04/30) From R 2,030.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:30

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

GUEST FEEDBACK

Hartford House
25 Jul 2017

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hartford. The food was of a superior standard. The rooms were clean and comfy. The staff are fantastic, helpful and very friendly. We would visit the house again. Regards "

Sharon Beneke
Hartford House
31 Dec 2014

"Exceptional! The perfect break we needed - relaxing, beautiful surrounds, wonderful walks, attentive staff and the most outstanding food! We had a brilliant time there and look forward to returning. The stallion parade & Zulu dancers on Christmas day were brilliant. We so enjoyed staying at one of the Pool Suites, exceptional comfort and peaceful."

Sarah Weyman
FANTASTIC PLACE!
15 Jan 2014

"From the moment we were welcomed at the front door of this beautiful house by the gentleman whose name begins with M, we were made to feel special. The welcome drink, having the evening's menu explained to us, being taken to our beautiful room (MOWGLI) and being shown all the amenities therein - what a pleasure after the long trip from Umngazi River Bungalows! It was my husband's 72 birthday and he too just loved the ambiance of the room, house and grounds. Being a former racehorse owner, he enjoyed reading all he could about Summerhill Stud. The dinner was superb and the service excellent. We could hear how the staff tried to meet the need of each guest. We loved a quick walk in the gardens after a sumptuous breakfast and really regretted not being able to extend our stay by another day so we could have enjoyed one of the walks or a guided horse ride or a spa treatment. We will definitely be back!"

Brenda and Tony Dry from South Africa

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

From Johannesburg or Durban:

  • Follow the N3 highway to Mooi River. Take the first 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 direction of the Drakensberg.
  • Approximately 2 km 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 to Hartford House.
  • Follow the Hartford House signs for 1,2 km until you reach the turn off to the right.