Welcome

…to Oude Werf in the historic heart of the Cape Winelands’ capital of Stellenbosch. Here, on the site of our country’s first church – which coined our name: ‘the old churchyard’ – our intimate 58-room hotel blends contemporary comfort and period-inspired ambiance with the same easy, personal care we’ve offered guests for two centuries as South Africa’s oldest continuously-operating hotel. Welcome to our Stellenbosch landmark. Please come in!

Oude Werf Hotel, the oldest continuously running hotel in South Africa

Oude Werf Hotel, the oldest continuously running hotel in South Africa

Oude Werf Restaurant is the spot where the congregation of South Africa’s first church worshipped. Find out more about the fascinating history of Oude Werf.
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Mother's Day at Oude Werf Hotel

Mother’s Day at Oude Werf

Book now for our Mother’s Day lunch, specifically designed to spoil and pamper, whether you book just for the two of you, or bring the whole family along.
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Olive oil tasting with Tokara

Tokara Olive Oil Tasting with Tapas at Oude Werf

Taste the liquid gold of Tokara’s award-winning extra-virgin olive oils, followed by tapas under the vines in the Oude Werf’s courtyard. Join us at 11h30 on Saturday, 6 May. R65 per person includes tapas.
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stellenbosch soul food oude werf hotel

Stellenbosch Summer Soul Food evenings

After the success of our Winter Soul Food menus, Oude Werf introduces Summer Soul Food Thursdays. Taking the saying “Whatever’s good for your soul… do that”, Chef Jeromy selects the best-loved flavours of the past, adds his gourmet flair, and every Thursday serves a three-course selection of dishes with their roots in our diverse culinary heritage and their presentation firmly in the contemporary world.
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Duck Parade Stellenbosch

what to do in Stellenbosch

From street parties and markets to walks, duck parades and a celebration of Afrikaans literature, plan your visit to Stellenbosch now.
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Conference and Overnight Stay packages

Oude Werf Hotel offers conference and overnight stay packages with attractive discounts for off-season, group, multiple-overnight or weekend stays.
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“My wife and I had an hour to ‘kill’ in Stellenbosch while waiting for our return shuttle to out of town hotel so we entered hotel foyer to request a coffee. We were greeted by a pleasant and helpful concierge who escorted us to lounge and arranged our refreshment. On explaining that we were returning to U.K. the following day, he told us about the history of the hotel, gave us a 4-page leaflet and took us on a brief tour of the hotel ground floor and the remains of the original church building.  We were delighted by his attention, loved the look and feel of this place and will definitely book to stay here should we return to Stellenbosch again. An excellent ‘promotional’ response to an elderly couple in need!”

Baronscroft from Bournemouth, United Kingdom
9 March 2017

“Nice food and very good service with an amazing three-course meal special they run; I highly recommend it for dinner as it is the oldest running inn in South Africa with old remains of the church an integral part of the history.”

ParvCh from Stellenbosch, South Africa
29 March 2017

“This was our third return visit, so expectations were high. As always we were given a very warm welcome.  Rooms are spacious with incredibly comfortable beds.  We had a delicious dinner in the restaurant. One is spoilt for choice at the extensive breakfast buffet.”

Tanner321 from Truro, United Kingdom
29 March 2017

“Wonderful. Lovely traditional style hotel but modernised in a way that really works. Our room was great and very spacious – the bathroom alone was bigger than some hotels I’ve stayed in! Great location in the heart of Stellenbosch.”

Tom from the United Kingdom
26 March 2017