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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.


Minutes away from some of the routes 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!

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations effected from 30 days or less before date of arrival will attract a charge of 100% of the total fee.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Fern Hill Hotel is a Hotel in Howick KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Fern Hill Hotel is the gateway to the Midlands Meander, an hour from Durban International Airport and the Drakensburg Mountains. Set in the heart of Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa. Fern Hill Hotel is situated just off the N3 highway and has two sets of offramps within 3 kilometeres. Take the Tweedie/Howick turnoff from Johannesburg and The Midmar/Howick turnoff from Durban. Follow the signs from the turnoffs to the Hotel.

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Rooms and Units Available at Fern Hill Hotel

Fern Hill Hotel has thirty bedrooms, all en-suite with a bath, shower and toilet.

Family Suites:
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.

Mandela Suite:
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.

Entry Level Rooms
Amount of similar units: 9
Sleeps 2 Adults
Fern Hill Suites
All rooms are en-suite with a bath, shower and toilet. The hotel has both double and twin rooms as well as family suites that comfortably sleep up to four people. Air conditioning, DSTV, couches, digital safes, tea/coffee and hair dryers.
Amount of similar units: 14
Sleeps 2 Adults
Mandela Suite
Fern Hill’s Presidential Suite is known as the Mandela Suite. Originally built to accommodate former President Nelson Mandela on 16 December 1996, the suite has since been upgraded and redesigned with a mixture of African and modern aesthetics.
Sleeps 2 Adults
Room Only Rates
Very limited availability.
Amount of similar units: 26
Sleeps 2 Adults
Latest Reviews
Very good and conveniently situated for access to the Natal Midlands.
John Snalam Jun 2011