About La Fontaine Hermanus
La Fontaine is a deluxe guest retreat perfect for a rejuvenating break, a golf vacation with a choice of courses, a perfect romantic getaway or whale viewing holiday in South Africa.
Health and wellness, paradise on earth, spiritual energy, rejuvenation, strength and even life itself have been symbolised by the fountain for thousands of years and here, at the southernmost tip of Africa, perched on the edge of the majestic Atlantic Ocean, you will find a guest house that is very aptly named. La Fontaine embodies the symbolism of the fountain. It is the perfect place to relax, and rejuvenate body, mind and soul.
Decorated in elegant colonial style, the stylish bedrooms offer shared satellite TV, hairdryers, heated towel rails, mini bars and tea and coffee making facilities. Three of the bedrooms are upstairs with private balconies, two of which overlook the sea and the third is mountain facing.
Luxury Sea Facing Suite
Large twin/double room with a lounge area, dressing room, full bathroom and large private balcony.
Two rooms, one room with double/twin beds and one room with two single beds, sharing an en-suite bathroom with shower. Sleeps four people and is suitable for a family with children, or elderly people. A cot can be provided upon request.
Mountain Facilng Twin / Double Room
Upstairs room with en-suite bathroom with shower and private balcony.
Garden Courtyard Twin / Double Room
Spacious room with full en-suite bathroom and private outdoor area.
Sea Facing Double Room
Queen size double room with en-suite bathroom and private sea facing balcony.
Weather permitting, breakfast is served on the patio with views across the bay, or in the privacy of your room. We have a cosy lounge with a fireplace in which to curl up and relax with a good book. Take a dip in the sparkling pool, stroll the famous 15km long cliff path, or walk to the village shops, galleries and restaurants.
We offer WiFi access, secure parking and reservation assistance for the many available activities or restaurants.
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 historic original fresh water fountain around which the village of Hermanus was founded over a hundred years ago when a school teacher from a farm over the mountain herded his sheep down to the sea during the summer holidays, searching for fresh grazing and discovered, to his delight, this paradise. For many years thereafter Hermanus was a place to which people came from far and wide, in search of the rejuvenating champagne air - for which it is now famous.
At La Fontaine you will find yourself immersed in comfortable luxury and surrounded by the uplifting sights and sounds of waves and Southern Right whales in season. Hermanus is the best land based whale watching spot in the world – and La Fontaine has pride of place.