…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!

Milk tart, our favourite comfort food! Try this recipe.

Milk tart is one of our favourite afternoon treats, but our version is made with puff-pastry to create a delicious taste sensation. Come taste it at the restaurant and then try it at home with our recipe.
Read More

Christmas lunch in Stellenbosch

No one does tradition with a twist like Oude Werf, South Africa’s oldest continuously running hotel. Gather your friends and family and join us for the merriest traditional Christmas lunch in Stellenbosch. Phone now to book – seats fill fast for our Christmas lunches.
Read More

Meet the Oude Werf coffee connoiseur

Read about our journey with Sikilela Dibela, from SIKIS KOFEE KAFE, which started a few months ago. Meet our Mr Coffee.
Read More
tea party stellenbosch

tea parties in Stellenbosch

Host a traditional tea party at Oude Werf! Celebrate birthdays, kitchen teas and baby showers or bring your book club. Our tea party menu offers you a selection of savoury and sweet treats, including our famous baked cheesecake!
Read More
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.
Read More

Weekend special (save 30%)

A weekend in the ‘Bosch’ is the perfect break and our 2-night package allows you to enjoy some Oude Werf luxury and explore the Winelands.
Read More

“We had a lovely room facing the street, but very silent. The breakfast was delicious and the bar a lovely area to chill. It is location is great and you are able to go for lovely walks from there in the quaint area of Stellembosch town centre.”

review by Dalia from South Africa
1 August 2017

“Our 6th time since 1991…the new part is a very successful modernization, we always feel secure in the middle of Stellenbosch with restaurants and shops to visit even in the evenings. The hotel has an excellent service, valet parking, washing service within one day, good breakfast, very nice rooms and is worth its price. We’ll be back, that is for sure!”

review by Holger B
11 August 2017


“This hotel is a gem. A beautiful mixture of historic monument and sleek but cost contemporary styling. It reflects Stellenbosch’s cool but laid back North European vibe. Amazingly helpful and friendly staff and delicious top quality ( and reasonably priced -in U.K. terms) dining. Car parking is taken care of for you. Our room was just beautiful, and the bed one of the most comfortable (and biggest) I have ever slept in. The only slight, tiny complaint was that the hot water took a while to come through into the sink taps (the shower was great). We were on honeymoon and received bubbly, chocolates and a bed decorated with petals! It was very special.”

review by Jane M from London, United Kingdom
12 August 2017


“Very good hotel with great staff Breakfast is one of the best and rooms are excellent. The second time I have stayed and yes I recommend it I will come again Good advice from front desk -Andre.”

review by Andy W from Tauranga, New Zealand
13 August 2017

This hotel is a real treat. Beautiful decor, breakfast was amazing and the staff was so helpful. Nothing was too much to ask. The free secure parking was excellent too. This is a great base to visit Stellenbosch, using it as a base for wine tours and local restaurants Would go again!

Review by L S from Belfast, United Kingdom
16 August 2017