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.

Tijnhuis is beautiful! Surrounded by water and the kitchen herb and vegetable pantry, this incredible stone and glass thatch building is a stunning interpretation of local architecture.

Surrounded by meandering ponds and within whispering distance of a bubbling cascade and the kitchen’s herb and vegetable garden, lies “The Tijnjhuis”, a contemporary rendition of the local vernacular in both style and cuisine. The Tijnhuis is Hartford’s interpretation of the country market, where the customer’s craving for artisanal hospitality finds its expression in the neighbourhoods’ best and freshest produce, be it beer, wine, gin, bread, local meats, herbs and vegetables, cheese or generous prices.

Its own brand of home-ground coffee blends have been personally prescribed by the nation’s leading barista, the perfect complement to the finest “high teas” east of the Drakensberg.

That Hartford’s restaurant offerings are answering its customers’ calls, is evident in its proclamation among the three outstanding country restaurants on the planet by the senior food critic at The Wall Street Journal; a tribute to its dedication in satisfying travellers’ curiosity in the world’s distinctive places.

Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday 11h00 - 16h00