Hartford House sits in the heart of the rolling Midlands landscape, on the Summerwood Estate, famous for its racehorse stud including the stallions of the rulers of Dubai, the Maktoum family. Steeped in Colonial history, the residence of an early Prime Minister of the colony of Natal, the architecture is grand. Rich colours, opulent patterns and finely carved wooden furnishings convey a feeling of luxurious country living. The grounds are stunning and idyllic, ideal for a stroll or to pop out and see the horses, whilst the restaurant is the jewel in Hartford’s crown. Decadent food using local ingredients and many vegetables and herbs grown at Hartford, it has won accolade after accolade. Dinner is a five course set piece that will leave you feeling indulged and spoilt, truly one of the best gourmet experiences in South Africa.