• A four-star guesthouse steeped in history

Welcome at La Fontaine

La Fontaine is a four-star guesthouse with a five-star appearance situated in Hermanus. It is a premium family-owned guesthouse right in the center of Hermanus, walking distance to all shops and restaurants, and most famous for its prime whale watching position. You can see the whales, dolphins and seals passing by from the terrace while enjoying your homemade breakfast, or while lounging at the heated swimming pool with jet-stream.

At La Fontaine we believe in quality, character and the magic of genuine hospitality and aim to provide you with a place that instantly feels like home.

Spend a night at La Fontaine Guesthouse or La Fontaine Lodge to make your trip through Africa and Hermanus an unforgettable experience.

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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.


Our luxury suite with a breathtaking sea view offers a relaxing stay. Watch the African sunset from the private balcony or enjoy the view of the whales.

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An elegant suite at La Fontaine Lodge facing the ocean with a large inside sitting area and a workstation. Enjoy the African sunset or savor the view of whales from your own room.

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This elegant room at La Fontaine Lodge offers a breathtaking view over the Atlantic Ocean and features a comfortable king-size bed, an ensuite bathroom, and a private outdoor sitting area next to the pool.

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Read what our guests say

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    Chantel, May 23rd 2024
  • "eception from the host was fantastic. Easy check in.Very accomodating. Great little touches"

    Ken, May 20th 2024
  • "Lovely property in top location, with a glorious sea views, and informative, friendly host. We were welcomed and made to feel at home as soon as we arrived."

    alibutts1 , May 16th 2024
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    Paul, May 15th 2024
  • "Beautiful location. Stunning views. Excellent breakfast. The most comfortable bed we've ever slept in! An easy walk to all the nearby places you would like to see during your visit to the town of Hermanus. Natasha was very friendly and accommodating. She went out of her way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible."

    Yvan, May 15th 2024