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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Hartford Welcomes Hot Air Ballooning South Africa

Hot Air Ballooning at Hartford House / Leigh Willson (p)

Earlier this week guests experienced magnificent Hot Air Ballooning in the crisp, tranquil skies above the the Greater Summerhill / Hartford Estate. We hope you enjoy the pics and if you want to experience the thrill of Hot Air Ballooning yourself, please contact us and we’ll make the necessary arrangements for you.
— Hartford House

Hot Air Ballooning combines an intriguing blend of personal challenge, adventure and the unknown, romance, colour and fun, and of getting closer to nature's elements of earth, wind, fire and firmament. If surreality has a place in life's list of experiences, then perhaps Hot Air Ballooning best provides it.

It is about experiencing mankind's oldest form of aviation, suspended animation beneath a colourful canopy of hot air - destination unknown! - momentarily leaving the loving arms of Mother Earth, outside the confines of an aircraft, and being one with nature. It's gentle, it's safe.

Hot Air Ballooning South Africa offers a full spectrum of Ballooning services throughout South Africa. Their balloons are small and intimate, their pilots are skilled and experienced, and their hospitality provides for loads of fun and involvement.

For a unique ballooning adventure at Hartford House, contact us below.

Hot Air Ballooning in the KZN Midlands

"Suddenly the wind ceased. The air seemed motionless around us. We were off."

Views of the Summerhill and Hartford Estates whilst Hot Air Ballooning above the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands! This is just one of the many unique experiences Hartford can arrange while you are staying with us.

"Suddenly the wind ceased. The air seemed motionless around us. 
We were off, going at the speed of the air-current in which we now lived and moved. Indeed, for us there was no more wind; and this is the first great fact of spherical ballooning. Infinitely gentle is this unfelt motion forward and upward. The illusion is complete: it seems not to be the balloon that moves, but the earth that sinks down and away..."

- Alberto Santos-Dumont, My Air-Ships, 1904. 

For further queries, contact Emma on 033 263 2713 or reception@hartford.co.za

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