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 Summerhill Stud can be arranged through the hotel.
  • Our award-winning restaurant, recently voted No1 in KZN,and 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 10 five-star wine lists 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. 
  • Guided horse tours on the estate.
  • Swimming pool, tennis court, historic gardens and close proximity to quality golf courses
  • The historic chapel provides for weddings and memorial services
  • Fully-equipped conference facility
  • Traditional Zulu dancers and singers perform on selected evenings
  • Walks on the extensive game conservancy; several rare wild animal and bird species inhabit the estate
  • 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