Hartford House

Hlatikulu Road, Mooi River


Peering through one teak wood door at Hartford House, you face a Colonial world. Opening another, the distant sounds of an ancient people at work lilt across the silent landscape, a country of great space, spectacular mountains and big skies. This place commands a headland between the world of traditional cultures and the splendid style of our settler forebears.


Renowned for its fourteen incomparably-styled luxury suites with underfloor heating, heated towel rails and generous bathrooms. All suites are uniquely decorated with a fusion of colour, style and texture and are equipped with a telephone, TV (with M-Net and satellite channels) and a mini bar.


This is a passionate place, and any meal at Hartford House reflects obsession. There is little value in living in one of the world’s most bounteous environs without taking advantage of all that it offers.

Dinner is a spectacular five course affair, served in candlelit splendour, either in our historic dining room or on our rambling colonial veranda. Saturdays are accompanied by the best traditional dance display in Africa. You have to see it to believe it.

Breakfasts are celebrations of the creative spirit, individual masterpieces inspired by the freshest local produce. Authenticity and originality are hallmarks of everything Hartford represents.

Lunch menus are purposely light and seasonal, providing a respite for the gap between breakfast and dinner. To satisfy non-resident visitors, the weekend menu includes additional options.

Wedding Services

South Africa's first-choice wedding venue is arguably the land's favourite romantic hideaway. Historic surrounds, great style and unique ambience, has seen Hartford "marry" entire generations of the same family.

Your wedding is, in all probability, the single most important moment in your life, and Hartford has the capacity to make it a life-changing event. There is only one mould for each Hartford nuptial occasion, which mean Hartford Country House never repeats the same act twice.

Your wedding is a reflection of your own distinct personality, and it's our job to ensure that shines through in the individuality of the occasion. It's what separates us from the crowd, and is perhaps the single-most significant reason why, decades after they first tied the knot, couples still return, year after year, to celebrate their anniversaries at home.

Hartford services include:

  • The complete co-ordination and arrangement of your wedding
  • The accompanying feast or banquet
  • Floral
  • Photographic and make-up arrangements
  • The supply of marquees
  • Hire of catering
  • Seating and Lighting Equipment
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Linen

Functions and Conferences

Hartford knows the value of a good conference, and they understand the extra dimension a rare venue and slick organisation adds to the event.

Hartford Wellness Centre

The Hartford Wellness Centre offers a range of therapies, body treatments, holistic massages and facials.