La Fontaine Franschhoek

GUEST HOUSE

FRANSCHHOEK • CAPE WINELANDS SOUTH AFRICA

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LA FONTAINE AND THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT

Article about our Grey-water system update, Franschhoek Tatler Jan 2013

proudly certified by

GreenLinetouch Africa Lightly

 

January 2012 article on our GreenLine certification from the Franschhoek Tatler

 

Responsible Tourism Charter

HELP US REDUCE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT


Dear Valued Guest,

La Fontaine is endeavouring to maintain an Eco-friendly policy in order to save precious resources in line with South African Tourism initiatives.
This includes:


1. WATER SAVING:
• Water-saving shower heads have been installed to save water.
• A grey water system has been installed to recycle bath/shower water.

Please help us save this most precious resource by:
• Showering instead of bathing where possible,
• Using water sparingly in the Victorian baths,
• Re-using bath towels if you are staying more than one night
Hang towels up if you would like to re-use them
Place towels on the floor if you would like them to be washed


2. ELECTRICITY
• “Geyserwise” timer units have been installed on the geysers and are programmed to switch them on/off based on a time schedule.
• Please switch off lights, heaters and air-conditioners when leaving the room.


3. RECYCLE/REUSE
• Insulation in the roof of the guest house is made from re-cycled paper
• Bath and shower water is directed into a “grey water” underground storage tank and used to water our beautiful indigenous gardens.
• Kitchen waste (fruit and vegetable peelings etc) is composted for use in our indigenous garden. No chemical fertilizers are used.
• Supplies for La Fontaine are bought locally with re-usable carrier bags.
• Glass, paper, plastic bottles and tin cans are recycled.


Our thanks for your co-operation!
Richard & Kathie von Hoesslin

 
 

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

  • La Fontaine offers 14 spacious en-suite double rooms across our two heritage properties.
  • Five en-suite double rooms upstairs and one en-suite double room downstairs, in the main house.
  • Three garden suites, set in peaceful garden, pool and garden surroundings.
  • Two Family friendly garden suites.
  • Three Luxury rooms in Campbell House, our adjoining late 19th century home.
  • Children welcome, accommodated in our family garden suites, Orange + Stables .
  • Ground level rooms wheelchair accessible.
  • Buffet & English breakfast served under the vines & in the dining room .
  • Swimming pool (standard family size), beautiful mountain views, off street parking.
  • Free Wifi access, available in all the rooms.
  • Central location allows easy walking distance to restaurants, shops and galleries.
  • Golf, wine tasting, hiking, fly-fishing, horse riding and cycling all nearby.
  • Within 1 hour’s drive from Cape Town International airport.
 
BnB Insurance
Finalist and second place in
the National LILIZELA – IMVELO Sustainable Tourism Awards 2013 – Waste Management

 

La Fontaine was a finalist in the category “Sustainable Tourism “ through the Cape Winelands District Municipality, Mayoral Tourism Awards

 


 
 
Latitude: 33º54'36.9"S | Longitude: 19º7'13.6"E
 

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