- Twice voted “Best South African Restaurant” in the Visa/House & Leisure Awards.
- Voted Best Boutique Hotel in the Travel category of the "Top Billing Momentum
- Hartford House was nominated by the travel trade in South Africa and the United Kingdom as one of a select group of Gold Achiever Award Winners in the AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards programme alongside the leading establishments in the nation.
- Voted by Fair Lady as the No 1 Romantic rendezvous.
- Several times ranked in the top two Fine Country Estates category at Indaba, South Africa's premier international travel show.
- Voted by Femina magazine among the top special wedding destinations countrywide.
- Topcar magazine's preferred destination.
- Described by Marie Claire magazine as one of Africa's most memorable experiences.
- Rated by Cosmopolitan magazine as South Africa's leading romantic destination.
- In its only assessment in recent years, American Express counted Hartford House among its Top Five Luxury Lodges in its Southern African Classic Collection.