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 with advanced booking essential. Costs based on number of participants.

  • 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.

  • 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.