We stayed at Hartford House during a company organized workshop. It is a space of unspeakable beauty with a bounty of land. It's definitely one of the greatest destinations in Africa. Perfect location for countryside wedding or to celebrate special events with close ones :) Great food and wine pairing. First class service with friendly staff who greet you by name... even when we were a group of 13. A big thank you to Duncan and his team!!!Read More
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They say it's one of the toughest games in the industry...Hospitality. At Hartford we say it's the most rewarding, and if you do it right once is enough. There is nothing more rewarding than when our guests send us such amazing comments, but more so when they afford us the privilege of serving them. It is that feeling of waking up every morning and knowing that sometime, somewhere in that day we will have the chance to make a difference and turn a guest moment into a lifetime memory.Read More
I thoroughly recommend staying at Hartford House, just wish we had longer or lived closer as it would be a regular dining event!Read More
There is a friendly and relaxed formality at Hartford and we can't thank Duncan and his front of house team enough for going out of their way to make our stay memorable.Read More
Luxurious... yet value for money... with service money can't buy. We didn't say it. Here's a super comment posted by a Hartford House guest on the TripAdvisor website.Read More
A World Class Hotel on a World Class Stud Farm. Besides locality, there is another common thread to Summerhill Stud and Hartford House. They were both founded on dreams, widely disparate enterprises with a shared set of values. - Best of South AfricaRead More
The Hartford style has always been to invest in people with a sense of originality and adventure, who know the value of style and the meaning of hard work, and in Constantijn Hahndiek, Cheryl Goss believes she has found the ideal bearer of this tradition.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
I live to eat and the food at this establishment is incredible. It's creative, tasty, elegant and just a true experience from beginning to end.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
"Jackie Cameron Cooks At Home"
Exclusive Books' lays claim to the title of best bookshop on this continent, so when, as an author, you rank among their top sellers, that tells you something. Just over a month ago, readers will remember our piece on the launch of Jackie Cameron's first cookbook, Jackie Cameron Cooks at Home. Just this week, Exclusive Books' listed it as the second top-selling cookbook in the land, pipping some formidable names on an awesome list. As Jackie herself confesses, "What a wonderful compliment - and I don't mind ranking second to Gordon Ramsay!" The hit parade could of course change by next month, and Gordon could find himself in the relegation zone!
TOP 10 COOKERY BOOKS
Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course - Gordon Ramsay
Jackie Cameron Cooks At Home - Jackie Cameron
Food Weekly Cookbook - Hillary Biller
Confessions of a Hungary Woman - Sam Woulidge
Justin Bonello's Ultimate Braai Master - Justin Bonello
A Week in the Kitchen - Karen Dudley
Jamie's 15-Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver
Jerusalem - Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
Huisgenoot Top 500 Wenresepte 2 - Carmen Niehaus
No Time To Cook - Donna Hay
Hartford has been on an amazing run of late, and while you might expect it to be full on weekends even in Winter, that it has a capacity house on Sundays and Mondays (as it has been the last few weeks), must have something to do with the salubrious combination of a great atmosphere, a wonderful property and cooking to die for. We guess the message is, that if you want the golden ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, book early!
Editor's Note: As part of Hartford's ongoing process of enhancing the guest experience, we applaud the efforts of our staff members as they further develop their expertise in their chosen field. Just recently, Scott Morgan, whose face will be familiar to many of you, became a graduate of the Cape Wine Academy. Test him next time you're with us, whenever you wish, whatever the weather!
Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal
The American Express Platinum Fine Dining programme awards restaurants for their excellence in fine dining! Hartford House was recently the subject of an American Express Platinum Card-sponsored television feature on SABC 3's Expresso Breakfast Show... not to be missed.
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