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.

Facilities & Pursuits

  • This is the only world-class hotel on a world-class racehorse stud in the world. A personalised tour of ten-times national champions, Summerhill Stud is available to all in-house residents.
  • Our award-winning restaurant, voted again No1 in KZN and a regular among the country's Top 20, serves sumptuous meals either overlooking the magnificent gardens or in the candle-lit dining hall. It has one of only a handful of Diamond Class wine lists of more than 10 consecutive years standing in South Africa.
  • The Hartford Wellness Centre offers a range of therapies, body treatments, holistic massages and facials.
  • Trout and bass fishing, including trophy-sized fish.
  • Personalised baby-sitting service.
  • Guided horse riding tours of the estate.
  • Swimming pool, tennis court, award-winning gardens and close proximity to quality golf courses.
  • The historic chapel provides for weddings, baptism and memorial services.
  • Fully-equipped conference facility in a 40 seater leather-clad theatre.
  • National champion traditional Zulu dance troupe and singers perform on selected evenings.
  • Walks on the extensive game conservancy; several rare wild animal and bird species in habit the estate (see guest information for details).
  • Helicopter landing facilities.
  • Airport transfers King Shaka International and Oribi Airport (Pietermaritzburg)
  • We are fully serviced with room service available 16 hours a day.
  • Laundry and valet service.
  • All major credit cards are accepted.