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.


Exclusive Tailored Conferences

We know the value of a good conference, and we understand the extra dimension a rare venue and slick organisation adds to the event.  We’re in business ourselves, and each of the four business disciplines we’re engaged in, is an industry leader.

This positions us to provide for the needs of any relatively intimate, top level executive conference (up to 50 attendees) at the most demanding level, and if there’s anything we don’t have in the way of equipment, we can get it on reasonable notice.

Besides, the range of discretionary activities and interests on the property (which is part of one of the world’s great racehorse stud farming success stories, Summerhill) is broad, often unique, and engaging.

For clients such as the boards or executive conferences of some of the nation’s leading companies, we’ve even arranged a private race meeting on our full size race track, as part of the after-hours entertainment, including their own horses, jockeys, trainers, race-cards, bookmakers, race-callers etc!

If that’s not the extra mile, tell us what else we can do.

Our services and amenities include :

  • Customised menus by Chef Constantijn Hahndiek
  • Dedicated function co-ordinator
  • Unsurpassed Midlands setting
  • State of the art audio visual equipment
  • High speed internet access
  • Preferred room rates for your guests or group
  • Award winning decor
  • 40 leather clad seats, each with its own lap top table
  • AV equipment includes flat screen television, retractable cinema-sized screen, digitalprojector and strategically-installed surround sound system.
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • High speed internet access
  • Block out blinds
  • Lecturn
  • Private luncheon / tea facilities
  • Private bar overlooking cascading lakes