Hartford is the resolution of all South African safaris, the journey’s exclamation point. A retreat from the hubbub where you make sense of a fast life and its details. Hartford stands apart for its authenticity. Its architecture, views, dining, sounds and scents, its horses and its people are all exhilarating surprises, unique to this culture, to Africa. The truth is, Hartford just happened. A home, and a grand one at that, which grew into a hotel. In so many ways, it’s gained and regained inspiration from the cultures it celebrates. It is life’s exception, a place at the same time comfortable beyond dreams, yet innocent of pretence.
Old-world splendour oozes from the expansive terraces, walls crawling with ivy, towering trees scattered across manicured lawns and lush gardens of the newly renovated Hartford House Hotel. Nestled on Summerhill Equestrian Stud farm in the undulating hills of the Natal Midlands, five-star country charm awaits at this hotel where any stay is undoubtedly a decadent affair. Guests can enjoy an easy walk around the farm or cast a line for trout or bass in the tranquil dam. Lounge by the swimming pool, enjoy light lunch in the Tuin Huis restaurant surrounded by koi ponds and beautiful gardens or experience ultimate relaxation with our current in-room massage treatments.
Hartford’s 17 luxurious suites feature heated towel rails, full bathrooms, underfloor heating, DSTV, air-conditioning, tea and coffee stations, bespoke guest amenities and privacy. The award-winning restaurant offers opulent four or six-course tasting dinners and three-course lunches.