Hartford House never disappoints. The House and tea rooms are heavenly, the gardens and surrounds are out of this world, the staff are professional and friendly, the accommodation is simply stunning, and the food is just exceptional.Read More
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This was a short two night visit and we stayed in the enormous Lakeside Suite (I think there may be more than one, but it was the closest to the main house). The room had a massive living room with an open fire, and absolutely massive everything else, including the views; splendid! Service in every regard was second to none.Read More
Inkanyezi offers an intimate glimpse of what's possible with a touch of imagination from our Zulu staff, whose creative hands are strikingly apparent in the finishes.Read More
My team and I derive the greatest satisfaction from the knowledge that our guests have enjoyed a unique, holistic experience at Hartford House. Here is a lovely comment from a guest posted recently on the TripAdvisor website.Read More
In so many ways, Hartford stands apart for its originality. Its architecture, views, dining, sounds, scents, its racehorses and its people, are all exhilarating surprises, unique to this Zululand, to this property, and to Africa.Read More
Great food with excellent service whilst appreciating history and heritage... comments like these inspire our team. Here is a TripAdvisor comment received from a recent guest staying with us in one of our Ezulweni Lake Suites, Siyabonga Suite 15... thank you.Read More
Sometimes it is as important to slow down, take a step back and reflect, as it is to take a leap forward. The magic descended upon us as soon as we arrived at the ancient Pine tree lined entrance.Read More
The five course dinner is absolutely exquisite. Five smallish portions adding up to a very substantial and filling dinner. The care that is taken in putting the menu together and the preparation of the food confirms the chef's passion for food.Read More
We are lucky to live where we do, in a boundless, unconquered world, where the plains roll away to the great skies beyond. There are those who will tell you there is no other place quite like it.
But we are equally fortunate in the people who came before us. Their footprints are everywhere at Hartford. The old manor house built by the family of the colony’s last Prime Minister, stands alone among the best homes of a splendid era. Built at a time when great wars were being waged by great nations for the spoils of our region, anybody who was anyone, knew the portals of this grand old dame.
Yet long before the intrusion of these well scripted events, an ancient people lived here in quiet serenity among the plants and animals of our kingdom, and they built their abodes with the materials of the neighbourhood.
These are the people that gave birth to Ezulweni, a reversion to the methods of old, and a sensual interpretation of the way things were. The juxtaposing of Hartford House with Ezulweni provides our travellers with an insight into our colonial past, and a glimpse of the imaginations of our Zulu craftsmen, whose creative hands are embedded in the finishes.
In so many ways, Hartford stands apart for its originality. Its architecture, views, dining, sounds, scents, its racehorses and its people, are all exhilarating surprises, unique to this Zululand, to this property, and to Africa.
Hartford has gained and regained from the cultures it celebrates. It is life’s exception.