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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The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden...

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.
— Thomas More

The Jeweled Buckle of The Midlands

Hartford prides herself on her gardens, once described by celebrated author, Nancy Gardner, as the ‘jeweled buckle of the Midlands’.

Spring has Sprung in the KZN Midlands

The KZN Midlands is blossoming with the rejuvenation of Spring! Here are some photos from the magnificent Hartford House gardens... if you would like to enjoy their beauty in person please contact Emma on 033 263 2713 (email : info@hartford.co.za) to book a stay or simply treat yourself to a delicious lunch served on our veranda overlooking the gardens...