North West police have confirmed that there’s a fire at the Mmabatho Palms Hotel in Mahikeng. The blaze at the 45-year-old hotel started on Wednesday morning.

The extend of the damage to the hotel has not yet been established but it is reported that some guests are being sent to a nearby hotel.

Provincial police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwebone says, “We can confirm that our members together with firefighters are at Mmabatho Palms Hotel that caught fire earlier this morning. At this stage, the cause of the fire and other details are still unknown.”

Mmabatho Palms gutted by fire