Welcome to La Fontaine

A place for those who appreciate authenticity and luxurious hospitality.

La Fontaine is a high-end guesthouse perfect for a family holiday, golf vacation, romantic getaway or whale viewing in Hermanus, South-Africa. All our rooms are well-designed, fully equipped, bright, clean and comfortable with high quality beds. 

Experience the luxury of one of our two accommodations: La Fontaine Guesthouse or La Fontaine Lodge.

What makes La Fontaine unique?

✔️ Prime Location: Situated just a 2-minute walk from many restaurants, cafes, shops, and art galleries.

✔️ Spectacular Views: Enjoy unparalleled views of the sea and whales from our premises.

✔️ Historic Charm: Our buildings boast monumental architecture beautifully adorned with high-end materials.

✔️ Five-Star Service: Praised for our exceptional service in numerous reviews.

✔️ Complimentary Parking: Park hassle-free on our private premises at no extra cost.

✔️ Reliable Electricity: Our property is equipped with solar panels, ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply during African's power cuts.

✔️ Luxurious Amenities: Indulge in our two heated swimming pools with jet streams, treat yourself to in-room massages, and partake in yoga sessions upon request.


La Fontaine Lodge

La Fontaine Lodge opened in 2024 and stands as an epitome of refined elegance and charm. This luxurious guesthouse unveils a new chapter in hospitality with its premium accommodation, comfort, and sophistication.

The Lodge is a fully renovated heritage house equipped with the most premium materials, locally sourced and adorned with exquisite art pieces from Africa and Europe.  Entering the Lodge, you will be dazzled by the bright hall paved with antique black and white marble, furnished with authentic furniture mixed with modern African art. 

When you enter the living room you will feel like coming home. The impressive fireplace, the grand dining area, and the comfortable sitting area with the magnificent view over the ocean will make want to slow down and relax.The Lodge consist of luxury suites and spacious rooms. All rooms have their private outdoor patio with a comfortable seating area, to enjoy the tranquility with a nice glass of wine, from your private minibar.

La Fontaine Guesthouse

La Fontaine Guesthouse 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 the way 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.

Le Fontaine Hermanus 2023 Travellers’ Choice

Travellers’ Choice Award

We are thrilled to announce that Guesthouse La Fontaine has been honored with the prestigious Travelers' Choice award by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel platform. This accolade recognizes our commitment to providing exceptional hospitality and memorable experiences for our valued guests. We are incredibly proud of this achievement and would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the travelers who have shared their positive reviews and feedback.


Timeless Elegance

Both houses are tastefully decorated, blending classic elements with modern flair.

Warm colors and patterns, along with a fusion of contemporary art and traditional furniture, define the ambiance at La Fontaine. Antiques and art pieces adorn the interiors, crafting a unique and tasteful atmosphere in each house.


We offer a spectacular complementary breakfast menu, which can be enjoyed on the patio as you take in the panoramic views across the bay. We are happy to take allergens into account.

A refreshing dip or exercise in the pool

Take a revitalizing plunge into the heated pools during warm days. The jet streams enable you to swim extended distances, providing an excellent opportunity for athletic exercise. Or, luxuriate in the breathtaking views from our plush sunbeds alongside the pool, offering you the ultimate relaxation and enjoyment.

African flowers in the garden

The garden is a lovely place to enjoy the sun, or to start the day with a cup of coffee. Surrounded by typical African flowers such as Agapanthus and Aloe Vera, you can enjoy greenery here.

Renewable Energy

We reduce our impact by using Renewable Energy. Our solar panels provide both our guesthouses from electricity. This is not only sustainable and has a positive impact on the environment, it also provides certainty that electricity is available at all times. Africa regularly has to deal with power cuts, in this way we ensure that we are not affected by this.



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.

View rooms


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.

View rooms


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.

View rooms

General information

What are the check-in and check-out times? What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-in 14:00 / 2 PM

Check-out 11:00 / 11 AM

Is parking available at the hotel? Is parking available at the hotel?

Yes, the guesthouse does offer complimentary parking bays to guesthouse residents.

Is breakfast included? Is breakfast included?

Yes, breakfast is included. We offer a spectacular breakfast menu, which can be enjoyed on the patio as you take in the panoramic views across the bay.

Do you have any smoking rooms? Do you have any smoking rooms?

We operate a no-smoking policy throughout. Using electronic cigarettes is not permitted inside the guest house.

Are children welcome? Are children welcome?

Children of any age are welcome. Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.