Hartford House


Your stay at Hartford House will give you the feeling of living in the countryside. Located in the valleys of Giants Castle and near Summerhill Stud Farm, this lodge will provide you a tranquil stay for your trip.

Enjoy the opportunity of staying next to a stud breeding ground by going on horseback riding. Be mesmerized by the scenic beauty of the mountain passes around you. Wander and explore the beautiful estate around you, or go for massage treatments at the Wellness Centre.


  • Set in the heart of the midlands on a beautiful estate
  • The only world-class hotel on a world-class racehorse stud in the world
  • The restaurant is among the Top 10 in South Africa
  • A grand old manor house beautifully restored
  • Spacious suites – we recommend staying in the Lakeside Suites
  • Enjoy relaxing treatments offered at the spa
  • Hartford offers a host of activities, including trout fishing, and horse-riding, of course!

More Information


South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, Midlands

Type of Accommodation

Country House

Comfort Level



  • Tour the outstanding stud farm,
  • Trout fishing
  • Relaxing around the swimming pool
  • Topnotch facilities of the Wellness Centre

General Facilities

General Facilities

  • Laundry service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Restaurant


  • Award-winning restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Overlooking the magnificent gardens from the veranda
  • Candle-lit dining hall
  • Decadent 5-course affairs dinners
  • Traditional Zulu dancers and singers performing on the specific evenings


Gosling Suite

  • Accommodation in 14 luxury suites in the main manor house,
  • Clear view of the garden overlooking the trout lake,
  • Unique style, decor, and design,
  • Bedrooms with under-floor heating,
  • Heated towel rails,
  • Fireplaces

Mbulelo Lake Suite

  • Located off the right side on the lake,
  • Great views of the trout lake,
  • Your private splash pool

Room Amenities

Gosling Suite AMENITIES

  • DVD player
  • En-suite bath only
  • Heated towel rail
  • Mini bar
  • Safe in room
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Television

Other Room Types

The four Lakeside Suites are positioned right on the lake, allowing great views of the trout lake from the rooms.

These suites each have their own private splash pool for hot, lazy country afternoons.


  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical tours
  • Horse riding
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Tennis
  • Guided walks

Tour Rates

DatesBoard BasisRates From
01 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2018Bed & Breakfast R845
01 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018Bed & Breakfast R720
01 Sep 2018 - 30 Apr 2019Bed & Breakfast R910

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.