Ferns Country House

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Fully refundable before Sat, 02 Mar
Breakfast included
R 1 800
Breakfast included
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R 1 800
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3.0
#4 of 10 guest houses in Mafikeng
3.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Mafikeng, Ferns Country House is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its luxury environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Ferns Country House makes it easy to enjoy the best of Mafikeng.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Ferns Country House offer air conditioning.

Guests of Ferns Country House are also welcome to enjoy an on-site restaurant. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Travellers looking for Mediterranean restaurants can head to Ocean Basket Mafikeng.

Mafikeng is also home to Mafikeng Museum, a popular military museum that is not too far from Ferns Country House.

Ferns Country House is sure to make your visit to Mafikeng one worth remembering.

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3.0 of 5 stars
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callie2018 wrote a review Jan 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The place needs a good spring clean and regular maintenance. It seems as though it was done up nicely a few years ago and nothing done to it since. I would also suggest new carpets or the current ones replaced with laminated or tile flooring. Bed was nice and firm, so we got a good night’s rest! Staff were friendly!!
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Date of stay: January 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dream34162905712 wrote a review Dec 2018
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable, clean, affordable and Johann was very helpful. I stayed here for a business trip and it was my first time to Mahikeng. The room had Wi-Fi which did not work early on Tuesday morning. The room had no hairdryer and only a fan. I knew it had no air conditioner beforehand as I had to pick accommodation which fell into the budget I was allowed as a contractor. Like I have found with most rooms the lighting (overhead and bedside lamps) was inadequate for reading.
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Date of stay: December 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Coastal49127780815 wrote a review Dec 2018
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There was no one at the reception and we had to for more than 10 minutes, the shower was not working properly and the aircon was not strong enough and the place is very hot. When we plugged the kettle electricity tripped and there was not phone in the room or someone working at the reception.
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Date of stay: December 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elaine V wrote a review Jul 2016
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place will make you pay for bed and breakfast and serve you oats, no DSTV, the bed is completely broken. You sleep on springs, the taps leak. It's just horrible. This area offers much better quality. I'm very disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Mikateko S wrote a review Nov 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Ferns is an old lodge that has lost owners. Reception not managed and you have to run around to get someone to assist you. The people are rude with no level of professionalism. Pools are dirty, trees not trimmed and the carpets are filthy. Restaurant tables are not cleaned and had to ask the kitchen staff to wipe the table on what looked like a week-long dirt. After 3 days, I've never seen the receptionist and it's the only way in or out. My colleagues had encounters with rats, the swimming pools are a health hazard (filthy). To top it all, I found my room as I left it and not cleaned (they did not have a spare key). The place is not even worth a single star. The pictures on the internet are not the reflection of the situation on the ground.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ronel Greyling wrote a review Aug 2019
Springs, South Africa15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
What a disappointment arriving at the Ferns
This guesthouse is neglected , bad maintained , a one star rating , will not recommend!
Unprofessional
No Bar fridge
Untidy outside
Pool is hazardous
Black water, leaves and beer cans floating
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MankweP wrote a review Jul 2019
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for 1 night in July 2019. On my arrival, there was a strong stinch of sewerage from the reception area.there was no blanket in the room & no phone so I couldn't contact the reception to ask for a blanket. The aircon wasn't working and the shower was dirty. I checked out first thing the next day as I couldn't handle the smell of sewerage. I WOULD never recommend this place to anyone or go back for a stay.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Daydream34912746316 wrote a review Dec 2018
Nelspruit, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was set in the back of the property with very little light and ventilation (good thing the air conditioner worked). After a thunder storm none of the plug points worked so I requested another room. The second room was very nice but there was no water from the shower that night. Best thing I can say is that the receptionist was very helpful and friendly.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2018
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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npooe859665 wrote a review Oct 2018
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful service always ready to help. Staff is friendly and wonderful. Rooms are neat and tidy. This was our second stay and just as wonderful. Staff also go out of their way to be considerate......
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Date of stay: September 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Beulah E wrote a review Sept 2018
Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent value for money. Friendly staff and good wifi even in the rooms. They had a lovely swimming pool which i didn't use but it was clean. The rooms are a bit dated and could do with a bit of modernising but all in all it was good enough.
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Date of stay: September 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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avpermits wrote a tip Jul 2018
West Coast National Park, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in Victorian and felt like a Princess, i highly recommend it."
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mwakaingrid wrote a tip Dec 2017
Mafikeng, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's got nice quiet rooms. Really nice environment to just have a relaxed time."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,787 - R 1,826 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMafikeng
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ferns Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Ferns Country House?
Nearby attractions include Mafikeng Game Reserve (1.3 km) and Mafikeng Museum (1.3 km).
What food & drink options are available at Ferns Country House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ferns Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocean Basket Mafikeng, Nando's, and Nando's.