For more than twenty years, Fern Hill Hotel has been one of the most cherished places on the Midlands Meander. The three star, family run country hotel is practically synonymous with hospitality on the Meander. Boasting 27 fully appointed bedrooms, an award winning restaurant, conference venues, wedding venues and a fully accredited hotel school, Fern Hill Hotel has become a major hub in the Natal Midlands.

Fern Hill Hotel is owned by established restaurateurs and hoteliers Gion and Karen Poltera. Together with their team of dedicated staff, they will ensure your stay is an unforgettable one. Furthermore, Gion Poltera speaks several languages assuring that you may be greeted in your home tongue.

Fern Hill has played host to numerous prominent guests including past President Nelson Mandela when he was awarded the freedom of Howick.

Whether you are wanting to unwind in the Midlands, host a wedding, begin a career in hospitality or simply dine out in our Snooty Fox à la carte restaurant, we look forward to welcoming you to Fern Hill Hotel.

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  • Country Accommodation

    Fern Hill Hotel is one of the finest hotels in the KZN Midlands. 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 Midlands.

  • À la Carte Fine Dining

    Fern Hill’s award-winning restaurant, The Snooty Fox, is a Midlands favourite. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Snooty Fox is open to the public as well as in-house guests. Our famous Sunday Carvery lunches are guaranteed to please.

  • Professional Functions

    Conferences, weddings, year-end functions and parties are all part of Fern Hill Hotel’s repertoire. Whether it’s an intimate, 10 delegate conference, or a multi-venue symposium for hundreds of guests, Fern Hill Hotel has the expertise to exceed your expectations.

  • Accredited Hotel School

    For aspiring hoteliers and chefs, the Fern Hill Hotel Training College is a small, privately run but fully accredited Hotel School for students wanting to begin a career in the hospitality industry. Courses include full board and lodging for the duration of the course.

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Fern Hill Hotel is perfectly situated just off the N3 highway from Durban to Johannesburg. It is an ideal stop-over destination well within an hour from the beach, the Drakensberg mountains, a game reserve, bushman paintings and the historical battlefields. It is ideally situated for a tourist visiting South Africa.

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