In the 'hood, Mooi River as a destination

Mooi River is 160km from Durban and 64km from Pietermaritzburg. Mooi River is a farming and textile centre which was originally named Lawrenceville after the Irish farmer who formalised its settlement during the 1800s. Mooi River took its name from the Voortrekker description of its river - "mooi" '(translates as pretty). In Zulu, however, the river is Mpofana, meaning "Place of the Eland" ... cont.

Hlatikulu Road, Mooi River, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Hartford House

Follow the Giant's Castle / Hartford House / Summerhill Stud signs through the village to the west in the direction of the Drakensberg. Take the first Mooi River off-ramp from the N3. Highway to Mooi River. Approximately 2kms from the outskirts of the village, turn left onto the Hlatikulu Road. Travel 5km passing both entrances to Summerhill Stud before the right turn to Hartford House. Follow the Hartford House signs for 1,2km until you reach the turn off to the right.

Amenities in the area

  • Restaurants / Eateries (9 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (17 km)
  • Business Services (17 km)
  • Internet Caf (17 km)
  • Shopping Mall (17 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (29 km)
  • Car Hire (29 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (29 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (29 km)
  • Grocery Store (29 km)
  • Laundromat (29 km)
  • Post Office (29 km)
  • Airport (240 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Clay pidgeon shooting
  • Fishing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning

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