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About La Fontaine

La Fontaine is a deluxe guest retreat, perfect for a rejuvenating break, golf vacation, romantic getaway, or whale-viewing holiday in Southern Africa. The guest house is steeped in history, situated in one of the oldest buildings in the whale haven of Hermanus. It is located on a property famous for its prime whale watching position, across from the original fresh water fountain around which the village of Hermanus was founded.

At La Fontaine you will find yourself immersed in comfortable luxury and surrounded by the uplifting sights and sounds of waves and whales in season. La Fontaine is not a hotel, it is a home away from home with a warm ambience that offers gracious living and all the comforts conducive to a serene, restorative getaway.

Our five en-suite bedrooms are all individually decorated and vary in size and rates. In addition we offer a spectacular breakfast menu which can be enjoyed on the patio as you take in the panoramic views across the bay.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Swimming Pool


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

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  • Luxury/Honeymoon suite sea-facing Luxury/Honeymoon suite sea-facing Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Full suite complete with private sea-facing balcony, TV, full bathroom, dressing room, twin/kingsize bed and bar fridge. Features:  Twin beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio
    • Adults
      • FAMILY SUITE FAMILY SUITE Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Family unit offering adults and children of any age. Cot facility, two separate rooms with en-suite bathroom and separat... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite
        • Adults
          • Standard double room Standard double room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Double or twin/bedded room with mountain facing deck. En-suite shower, bar fridge, TV and DSTV channel. Features:  Balcony/patio, Upstairs
            • Adults
              • Double room with garden patio Double room with garden patio Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Large double room with full bathroom . TV & DSTV, private garden patio and Bar fridge. Twin beds available. Features:  En-suite
                • Adults
                  • Standar sea-facing room Standar sea-facing room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Double sea-facing room with private balcony, en-suite shower, TV/DSTV, bar fridge, hair drier etc. Features:  En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for La Fontaine

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                      Thomas Richter, Germany
                      03 November 2014

                      Very close to the center of Hermanus. Breakfast at the balcony and watching from there a whale very close. Wow. I can recommend a stay at La Fontaine.

                      Birgit Blum, Germany
                      24 October 2008

                      Quiet and still very close to the center of Hermanus. We were watching the whales right from our balcony - absolutely fantastic. Great breakfast on the veranda with a view of the sea (and the whales).

                      Lynda Swift, United Kingdom
                      12 October 2008

                      We stayed for one night in a ocean view bedroom.We had visited Hermanus on a previous visit to the Western Cape, but this trip we wanted to see the whales and we were not disappointed. We had breakfast overlooking the bay and watching two whales swimming.

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                      La Fontaine is 0.3km from the centre of Hermanus , the nearest airport 87km (Cape Town International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling