Hartford House, Midlands

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Staying at Hartford House with its 15 uniquely decorated suites is like stepping back in time. You open the old teak doors to reveal a Victorian-style masterpiece that has remained true to its heritage over the years. It’s a fantastic retreat from the busier areas in Zululand and offers a completely different experience to the standard safari lodge.

Some of the suites at Hartford House are in the manor house itself, others are constructed separately; some have fantastic views of the lake and some of the most comfortable rooms are right by the cool pool. Pick the suite that suits you and your travelling companions. Whether you’re looking for a luxury retreat or a good base for exploring the local area, Hartford House has it all.


This hotel is a little unusual, claiming to be ‘the only world-class hotel on a world-class racehorse stud in the world’. You can book a tour (on horseback) around the hotel’s estate to get your bearings – it’s well worth it. Have dinner at the incredible hotel restaurant. There are dining areas overlooking the lovely gardens and inside the beautiful candle-lit dining hall.

The hotel is happy to book tours and activities for visitors. You could try trout and bass fishing during your stay or walking around the estate’s game conservancy. Spend time in the hotel swimming pool and at the tennis court, then head out to the nearby golf courses to practice your swing.

Why We Love It

Hartford House’s nostalgic decor and fantastic hospitality makes for a relaxing and intimate experience

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