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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Entrance to the Hartford Estate, Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / Nicholas Goss (p)

Entrance to the Hartford Estate, Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / Nicholas Goss (p)

Hartford included in Anne Stevens' Eating Out Restaurant Guide

Whatever they may say about the troubles of the world, there are still pockets of excellence which continue to stand out despite the gloom. Hartford House is one of those, maintaining its position as one of the most decorated hospitality businesses in the land this year. We never take these things for granted, but we're always grateful for the recognition and the encouragement they bring to our team. Hartford is something of a miracle story, in a district short on skills and job opportunities. Few of our people know the look of a school leaver's certificate, yet they are born of a natural talent for making people feel at home, and they're among the few in the world who still regard service as a dignity.

It's great to be recognised by the country as a whole, and we thrive on the acclaim of those abroad, but it's as gratifying knowing that you're appreciated in your own neighbourhood. Anne Stevens, the most revered of KwaZulu-Natal's food critics is our senior journalist, who has eateries living in anxious anticipation of her approval at this time of the year. Last Friday her annual Eating Out guide appeared for the umpteenth time in decades, in The Mercury. Remarkably, for a city which ranks as the third largest in the country, Durban doesn't celebrate a restaurant in Anne's top echelons. There are some fine restaurants in South Africa's premier holiday playground, worthy of mention in any collection of the country's best, but if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, the leisurely drive in the Mooi River direction of the Drakensberg, is essential. Hartford was once again one of only two in the province to enjoy her coveted four-star acknowledgment; coming from Anne, that's some compliment. Like everything else on this property, from racehorses, horse feeds, equine insurance to hospitality, the motto is : "World class and beyond". "Auntie Anne's" endorsement that we've been faithful to our creed, is heartening.

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Comair - King Shaka International Airport / Tom Graham/Book Now (p)

Comair - King Shaka International Airport / Tom Graham/Book Now (p)

"KwaZulu-Natal Travel and Tourism Boost"

Comair will provide a new boost to travel and tourism between London and Durban with news of their new direct flight between the two cities, unveiled at Tourism Indaba on 8th of May 2011.

Previously either the traveler from London had to go to Johannesburg or Cape Town first and then take a local flight to Durban, or opt for a little costly option of flying with Emirates Airline going via Dubai. Currently, the only international carrier using the airport is Emirates Airline.

The Comair direct fly will run between London Gatwick Airport and King Shaka International Airport, Durban.

The agreement was signed among Comair and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government. Comair already operates twenty-three daily flights into King Shaka Airport, making it the biggest user of the airport and the largest local private airline.

KwaZulu-Natal economic development and tourism MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu stated that they hoped to be able to announce the first flight in 12 months.

The accord follows strong efforts by KwaZulu-Natal government to boost tourism and trade in the region by improving airlift.

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