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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: 24 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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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.

La Fontaine Map

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

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Rotary Way Scenic Drive and Lookout

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Hermanuspietersfontein Food and Wine Market

(4.9 km from Hermanus)

1 review

Every Saturday the Food and Wine Market is hosted at the Hermanuspietersfontein wine cellar. Come and browse the many food and drink tables. Wine tasting is for free, and there really is something for everyone.