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.


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As autumn slowly crispens into winter, the change of seasons invites a less frenetic pace, a slowing down and taking stock of life. Hartford House is just the place to do that in. Enjoy wines from our award winning Platinum Wine list, or indulge in the five star cuisine of our own renowned chef, Jackie Cameron.

Being situated on Summerhill Stud, five-time champion racehorse breeders of South Africa, there’s plenty to do at Hartford House. The changing seasons have transformed the farm into a riot of colours and moods, and there are numerous walks on the property which take in the beauty of the farm and the glorious changing colours of the trees.

If you are feeling particularly energetic, and wish to venture off the farm, there is plenty to do in the surrounding Midlands area. There’s the Midlands Meander which showcases some of the best Arts and Crafts in the country and provides endless pleasures and opportunities. Of course, one cannot miss the Royal Show at the Pietermaritzburg Show grounds which runs from the 28th May to 6th June. The show has something for everyone’s tastes; from tractors and farm animals to food halls and crafts.

Once you’ve finished your daily Midlands adventures, you can return to the warmth and comfort of a world-class hotel and indulge in some of the finest cuisine around. Our winter specials make the pilgrimage to Hartford House all that more worthwhile. 

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