The home of good conversation, spectacular dining and classic horses.

You can feel the passion at Hartford; any meal here reflects our obsession. We live in one of the planet’s great pantries, a world of rich soils, a wonderful climate and bountiful harvests. “In season” and local, are our keys.

Dinner at Hartford is a spectacular 5 course tasting menu, served in the grandeur of a timeless dining room, or in the candlelit splendour of one of Africa’s great verandahs. There might be nine other “Top Ten” restaurants in the nation, but only one claims the ambiance which accompanies Hartford’s history and award-winning gardens. And if you’re lucky enough to be with us on a weekend, the country’s number one dance troupe  reminds us that Africa is the home of performing arts.

Breakfasts are celebrations of the creative spirit, individual masterpieces inspired by the genius of local producers and the fresh pickings of
our kitchen garden. Lunch is a festival of the senses, the colours, the scents and the lilting sounds of a place completely at peace with itself.
Our lunch  menu is served as either a 2 or 3 course from a variety of dishes.

Please be sure to make a reservation. Lunch is charged at R190pp for the 2 course or R260pp for the 3 course. Our dinner tasting menu is currently charged at R600pp with an optional wine pairing charged at R350pp.

All are welcome for breakfast, lunch, picnics, snacks and dinner.

Restaurant Details

Average prices

  • R190pp – R600pp


  • International
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Vegetarian Friendly


  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Brunch

Restaurant features

  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Full Bar
  • Validated Parking

Good for

  • Good for Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions


  • 07h00 – 22h30


  • Accepts American Express
  • Accepts Mastercard
  • Accepts Visa

Location and Contact Information

Adress :Hlatikulu RoadMooi River 3300, South Africa
Location : Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Mooi River
Phone Number : +27 33 263 2713
E-mail :
This restaurant is at : HARTFORD HOUSE