They say fishing is wishing, but not when it comes to Trout, it’s rather how big will he or she be. We have had many stories shared around the fireplace or at the bar, over a bottle of wine from our award-winning wine list or at the dinner table whilst sampling the Chef's finest fare, about the fish that were caught in one of the cascading dams on the greater Summerhill and Hartford Estate.Read More
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There is a friendly and relaxed formality at Hartford and we can't thank Duncan and his front of house team enough for going out of their way to make our stay memorable.Read More
A Kwazulu-Natal dance troupe has left audiences on the international entertainment stage calling for more after their foot-stomping performance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Ngombamakhosi were among hundreds of Commonwealth and international participants at last week’s tattoo. The acclaimed event, now in its 56th year, is watched by a TV audience of millions around the world.Read More
At Hartford House, our beautiful farm displays Mother Nature's spectacular seasons in a very distinct fashion, offering our guests the the opportunity to experience the KZN Midlands in and a totally unique way, whilst partaking in peaceful introspection and enjoying the clarity of nature.Read More
Stretching majestically for 245km, the Drakensberg mountain range forms a natural barrier between the Western reaches of KwaZulu–Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho. This is a mountain range of spectacular beauty, where golden sandstone and soaring basalt buttresses rise above the pristine steep-sided river valleys, rocky gorges and high rolling grasslands.Read More
The abundant bird life here at Hartford House, situated on the greater Summerhill/Hartford Estate right in the heart of the KZN Midlands, is ever increasing and every year we are fortunate to spot a few new, very special species.Read More
Whilst relaxing as a guest of Hartford House, we understand that you may want to spend time exploring the magical beauty of the greater Summerhill/Hartford Estate. What better way to enjoy your exploration than to take with you a specially prepared picnic basket... with that very special Hartford touch, of course.Read More
At Hartford House we have 3 well stocked lakes, surrounded by beautiful thoroughbred horses, individually decorated suites, rolling hills and the country’s most spectacular wedding venue. At the main lake we have placed kayaks for your convenience and enjoyment.Read More
Reading comments like the below published recently on the TripAdvisor website is truly heart-warming. These kind words reaffirm the pride I feel for our hospitality team, who strive every day to offer a friendly and professional service; facilitating an authentic, luxurious KZN Midlands experience.Read More
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.