A warm welcome to La Fontaine

Welcome to Guesthouse La Fontaine, a four-star guesthouse in the centre of Hermanus. 

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


The Guesthouse

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 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.

Colonial style

The house is tastefully decorated in a classic yet modern colonial style. 

Warm colours and patterns combined with contemporary art and classic furniture characterize La Fontaine. Antiques and art objects create a unique and tasteful interior.

Award winning Guesthouse

Hospitality and quality are important to us. We are therefore very happy with the awards and certificates we have received for this.


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 refreshing dip in the pool on hot days. The jet stream in the pool allows you to swim long distances, an ideal sporting exercise.
Or enjoy the spectacular view on the sunbeds with soft cushions next to the pool.

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.


Sea-facing Luxury / Honeymoon Suite

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

View room


Situated right next to the garden patio, this room welcomes you home with a private ensuite living room.

View room

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.

View room

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.