Fern Hill has a reputation as one leading privately owned Hotels in South Africa. The owners, Gion and Karen Poltera, have an established reputation as restaurateurs and hoteliers. Gion is a graduate of Lausanne Hotel School and Karen is a graduate of the Cordon Bleu School in Sandton.
Delicious international cuisine in the Snooty Fox Restaurant. Fern Hill `s comfortable, elegant en - suite rooms will invite you back again and again. Relax in the Amarula Sunset Bar whilst viewing sporting events on the big screen.
Fern Hill is the gateway to the Midlands Meander, a scenic route of arts and crafts, tea gardens and country pubs. An hour from The Natal Drakensberg, the Barrier of Spears is rich in Bushman Heritage.
History was made near Fern Hill in 1962 when President Mandela was arrested here. In 1996 he was given the Freedom of Howick at a banquet held in his honour. Now we are close to the incredible Mandela Monument, which is definitely worth a visit.
Sporting facilities include swimming and tennis. A round of Golf at the nearby Boschhoek or a day sailing at Midmar Dam are additional entertainment options. Canopy tours can be arranged in the breath-taking tree tops of Karkloof.
The Fern Hill Theatre is the perfect conference, wedding reception, dinner and dance or party venue, seating up to 250 people.
Whether you visit, wine, dine or book in for the night, we `ll ensure you a comfortable and warm welcome.
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Pets only by Arrangement
- Babysitting Service
- Laundry Service
- Ironing Service
- Conference facilities
- Wedding facilities
- Dining room
- Bar on the Premises
- Internet Access
- Tourism Information Desk
- Fax & Photocopy Machine
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Xhosa / Zulu
- Communal Television
- Swimming Pool
- Communal Satellite TV
- Tennis Court
Fern Hill Hotel has thirty bedrooms, all en-suite with a bath, shower and toilet.
Each has a master bedroom with a double bed; a second bedroom with two single beds; a lounge area as well as a bathroom with a shower or bath. In addition to this, televisions, tea and coffee making facilities are also available.
Fern Hill Suites:
Luxurious suites with inviting beds, televisions, baths or showers, climate control, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
Was developed for the former President himself and enjoys a completely unique lounge. It also has two adjoining rooms with a bathroom/shower en-suite.
Fern Hill Hotel Activities:
Minutes away from some of the route’s biggest attractions (including the new Mandela Monument and Midmar Dam) Fern Hill Hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for anyone visiting the area. Perfectly situated for an adventure into the Midlands Meander!
Fern Hill Hotel Map:
Fern Hill Hotel Guest Review
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 1
Very good and conveniently situated for access to the Natal Midlands.
Rating: Reviewed by John Snalam over a year ago
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