Hartford House

The Home of Good Conversation, Fine Wine and Classic Horses.

Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.


  • Twice voted “Best South African Restaurant” in the Visa/House & Leisure Awards.
  • Voted Best Boutique Hotel in the Travel category of the "Top Billing Momentum
    Lifestyle Awards"
  • Hartford House was nominated by the travel trade in South Africa and the United Kingdom as one of a select group of Gold Achiever Award Winners in the AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards programme alongside the leading establishments in the nation.
  • Voted by Fair Lady as the No 1 Romantic rendezvous.
  • Several times ranked in the top two Fine Country Estates category at Indaba, South Africa's premier international travel show.
  • Voted by Femina magazine among the top special wedding destinations countrywide.
  • Topcar magazine's preferred destination.
  • Described by Marie Claire magazine as one of Africa's most memorable experiences.
  • Rated by Cosmopolitan magazine as South Africa's leading romantic destination.
  • In its only assessment in recent years, American Express counted Hartford House among its Top Five Luxury Lodges in its Southern African Classic Collection.