Hartford House

Guest House | Drakensberg | South Africa Hartford House is an exclusive guest house that forms part of Summerhill Stud, which hosts the First Family of Dubai stallions; this handsome farm is characterized by its indelible luxury and idyllic countryside pursuits.

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Numerous accolades have been bestowed upon Hartford's restaurant. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and even prepares tasty picnics enjoyed in a natural setting.

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From: POA

Highlights & What to Expect

  • Stud tours can be pre-arranged.
  • In a tranquil country setting.
  • Trout Fishing.
  • Hiking Trails.
  • Birding.
  • Cycling trails.

Location & Setting

Hartford House is located in the picturesque Midlands Meander of the KwaZulu-Natal province. Award-winning gardens surround the property and add to the sense of tranquility and the beauty of the rural setting. It is just under two hours from Durban and just over four hours from the airport in Johannesburg.


Guests are accommodated in eighteen suites. The Lakeside Suites enjoy inimitable views of the farm's trout dam and have a private gazebo or plunge pool. The Garden and Pool Suites enjoy cozy fireplaces and spacious lounge areas. The main house features an executive suite and several heritage and verandah suites.


Central areas include an award-winning restaurant, several lounges, a bar area, and a library. A swimming pool, lush gardens to explore, and a tennis court are available to guests. The Hartford Wellness Centre offers a range of therapies, body treatments, holistic massages, and facials. With trophy-sized fish available, avid sportsmen will delight in the trout and bass fishing opportunities. For those with historical and cultural interests, Hartford offers tours of the surrounding battlefields, Drakensberg World Heritage Site, Giant's Castle, Lotheni, Injisuthi, and Kamberg reserves.






Swimming Pool






Bird Watching


Wine Tasting

Culture Tours