• A four-star guesthouse steeped in history

La Fontaine, a four-star guesthouse

La Fontaine, a four-star guesthouse, is a Colonial style family guesthouse in the centre of Hermanus and  famous for its prime whale watching position, across the way from the original fresh water fountain around which the village of Hermanus was founded.

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Perfect for whale watching

The guest house is located on a property famous for its prime whale watching position.

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Paradise on earth

La Fontaine is the perfect place to relax, and rejuvenate body, mind and soul.

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Explore the breathtaking surroundings of Hermanus

From contemporary art galleries to family-friendly beaches, gastronomic journeys and wine tastings to outdoor adventures, Hermanus offers a wide range of activities. We like to share our favorite activities with you.

An abundance of breath-taking hiking trails

With a host of mountain ranges and nature reserves, and such a diverse coastline, there is no shortage of hiking trails - each uniquely breathtaking. The 12 km Cliff Path in Hermanus has made the town famous for Land-based whale watching.

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Explore the water from the above or below

The waters in the Hermanus area provide for a range of boating and fishing excursions. There are several shark diving tour operators that offer shark cage diving for the brave and surface viewing for those who'd prefer not to get too close.

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"Hemel-en-Aarde" Wines

The Hemel-en-Aarde is home to more than 20 wine estates. Enjoy wine tastings or combine them with lunch in this beautiful wine region known for high-end wine estates whose are almost all family owned and operated, by the families that pioneered them from unplanted ground.


A selection of our finest rooms

Our rooms are equipped with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible, like a mini-bar, hairdryer and an electronic safe. Breakfast and WiFi are included. All of our rooms are non-smoking.

Sea-facing Luxury / Honeymoon Suite

Our luxury suite with a breathtaking sea view. Watch wales, sunsets and sunrises from the patio.

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Family Suite

Our family suite has 2 separate bedrooms and includes single beds. The suite is suitable for up to 4 people.

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Sea-facing Standard Room

Wake up to the soothing sounds of the ocean in this beautiful room that is suitable for up to 4 people.

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