La Fontaine is a deluxe guest retreat perfect for a rejuvenating break, golf vacation, romantic getaway or whale viewing holiday in southern 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.
Right at the bottom of Africa, perched on the edge of the 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.
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. Hermanus is conveniently situated in terms of easy access to a national airport, day trips and tours, and the N2 highway leading to the Garden Route.
The aura of rejuvenation and relaxation that the town exudes is in fact the reason for its existence. Years ago a shepherd found himself at a fresh water spring on the cliffs at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by perfect summer grazing.
He sent word to other farmers to bring their livestock, their wives and children to enjoy the summer months in this perfect spot. The man was Hermanus Pieters.
During summer, relax by the pool or stroll along the cliff path and in winter, enjoy world famous wines from this region in front of the crackling fireplace in our cosy lounge.
Were only a short walk to the quaint village centre with bustling galleries, shops and restaurants. We offer all the services and comforts you may need, including satellite television, hairdryers, heated towel rails, tea trays and more.
- From Cape Town on the N2 come in to the centre of town. There will be a Pick-'n-Pay supermarket on the left and a Shell Garage on the right.
- Turn right at the garage and follow the road towards the sea it's a very short distance to the stop sign.
- At the stop sign turn right again. 300m on your right is La Fontaine Guesthouse.
Our five en-suite bedrooms are all individually decorated and vary in size and rates. We offer a spectacular breakfast menu, which can be enjoyed on the patio as you take in the panoramic views across the bay.