Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hartford House In The Natal Midlands, South Africa

























I love nature, open spaces, delicious food and gorgeous interiors! All this can be found at Hartford House in the Natal Midlands in South Africa.



At the foothills of the Kwazulu-Natal Drakensberg mountains lies Hartford Country House on Summerhill farm. It is a four and a half hour drive from Johannesburg International Airport and an hour and a half drive from Durban International Airport. The closest town to this beautiful estate is Mooi River.


























The estate is the largest thoroughbred horse stud in the region.








































































Activities at Hartford House include walking, fishing, horse riding, photography, swimming, birding, wildlife, cuisine, spa, sport, etc.


























Hartford House has fourteen incomparably-styled luxury suites which are beautifully decorated with color, style and texture!
















































































































































































The Ezulweni Lake Suites are situated on a picturesque trout lake.

































































































The pool area and Wellness Center.



















































The restaurant has received many awards as one of the "Best Restaurants". Head chef is talented Jackie Cameron and the team is one of culinary excellence!





























Hartford House is also the perfect venue for a romantic wedding. Their services include the complete co-ordination and arrangement of your wedding, the accompanying banquet, floral, photographic and make-up arrangements, the supply of marquees, etc. They have a large selection of the most beautiful and delicious wedding cakes created in their own kitchen.






































...........and for those magical winter wonderland days they offer a romantic crackling log fire with some sherry to warm you up!












































































For more information contact the friendly staff of Hartford House at http://www.hartford.co.za/?contact_us

All images by Hartford House - Tarryn Liebenberg and Annet Becker


I WILL NOT BE BLOGGING FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS SEEING THAT I AM GOING TO THE FRENCH COUNTRY SIDE AND HOLLAND TO VISIT SOME FRIENDS!!
BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!
LOVE INGRIDXX

24 comments:

  1. WOW...what a place this is...I thought you were for sure going to say..and we are going there! I know I would like to...we must have travel lust today! LOL :D

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  2. Hi Julie! I wish I could say that we are going there soon!!!! Maybe one day....!! Yes...I think we have travel lust today but with a place like Hartford House I will have travel lust every day!!!
    Blessings!
    Ixx

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  3. Each picture i said wauwwwwww.......this is amazing !!!! so beautiful place to be...............happy summerdays..........love Ria......

    Beautiful new banner!!!!!!

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  4. Oh my!!! Loved this tour - thank you so much for inviting us along!

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  5. Carissima Ingrid.........ohh; so I will have already a magnificient place where to stay when we would plan to fly to South Africa......mmmhhh; I guess though we still have to wait a little while..!!!

    WONDERFUL magic place.....the colours....the styling...( the "copper" bathtop in the middle of the room is just fantastic..!!!!! I love it!!)

    The Nature; the horses.....FABULOUS!!!!!!!

    Sooo inviting.........!!

    I wish you a wonderful and happy weekend; cara Ingrid!
    ciao ciao elvira

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  6. Oh! Darling Hartford House like marvellous. I can use a week or R & R at this gorgeous place. Truth be told, I had never heard of Hartford house before, truly a heavenly place.

    Ingrid darling, I thank you my lovely friend for your support during a time when I need it the most. Your genuinely loving and caring comments always lift my spirits. I am especially grateful for your friendship, you are priceless, a rare gem of a friend.

    I am delighted to be back blogging again and look forward to our daily visits. Take care my friend. I wish you a sunny and happy summer full of blessings.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  7. Dearest Julie, Ria, Zuzu, Elvira and Duchess of Tea....you are all such precious friends!! I really, really appreciate you all and thank you for all your kind words! I so wish us girlfriends could all spend a week-end at Hartford House together....won't that be wonderful!!!
    Love
    Ingridxx

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  8. Hi Ingrid,

    Now that I have seen your pictures I understand why you like it so much! At first I thought it was a mansion somewhere in England. What a beautiful place. I love the picture of the house in winter. It looks so serene!

    You must be going on holiday soon? We will be going to England in a weeks time. Wish you a good time in Amsterdam and Groesbeek!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  9. Dear Madelief
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments.....I really appreciate it! I love England....enjoy it!!! I know you are going to take lots of beautiful pictures!
    Yes, I am leaving for France and the Netherlands in little over a weeks time....I can't wait!
    Liefde groete
    Ingridxx

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  10. So much eye candy, ADORABLE. You are making me daydreaming of the holidays even more, Ingrid!
    Sending some Summer sprinkles your way for a sunny super Sunday! xx

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  11. Sign me up, Ingrid!! BEAUTIFUL! I learn stuff on your blog every time I visit!

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  12. Thanks Renee.....you are so sweet!! Ixx

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  13. What a wonderful place Ingrid - in all seasons!

    We are rivalling Florida in the temp stakes. It has been touching 90c for three days now. My agapanthus will be blooming soon I'm sure.

    Jeanne
    x

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  14. Thanks Jeanne! I hope your lovely garden doesn't get any damage because of the high temperatures.....please take pictures of your agapanthus, I would love to see it!
    Ixx

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  15. Oh...this is a marvelous place..so lush and serene too! Thank you for making me dream !
    :-)

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  16. :-).....glad you liked it Lala!! Ixx

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  17. So beautiful..inside and out! All those pillows...goodness! I love it being truly south African too...far too many places in SA now being "french" or "provencal" or "tuscan" or whatever.
    Ronelle

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  18. I agree with you Ronell, it is truly South African and beautiful!!
    Ixx

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  19. Safe travels, Ingrid! Cannot wait to see what photos you come back with! :)

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  20. Thanks Renee! I still have so much to learn about photography!!! But luckily the French countryside and Holland is so beautiful that I trust my photos will be beautiful as well!
    Ixx

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  21. Ingrid...What an amazing place. And all the horses.
    Everything about it was done with such taste. Thanks for the tour.

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  22. It was the name that first caught my attention... aangename kennis! ;)
    Jack Holloway, Sequoia Gardens, Haenertsburg, RSA

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  23. I just wanted to comment your blog and say that I really enjoyed reading your blog post here. It was very informative and I also digg the way you write! Keep it up and I’ll be back to read more soon mate.

    Natal Midlands

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