…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!

Siki Coffee Connoiseur at Oude Werf Hotel

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.
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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!
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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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Winter Business special

A special accommodation rate for corporate travellers coming to Stellenbosch. Stay from now until 31 July 2017 and pay from R1 495 in a single, deluxe room. The rate includes breakfast. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi and valet parking.
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Milktart ingredients

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.
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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.
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“This is a lovely hotel with real character right in the centre of Stellenbosch. The staff are very helpful and organised transport for us at short notice for a day trip to the wine estates and the rooms, food and drink were excellent.”

TripAdvisor review
02 May 2017

“On our trip of the Garden Route we stayed in this fantastic hotel which has great history. We were welcomed by friendly staff, checked in and shown to our room which was beautiful. With spending time in the hotel you could feel the warmth around you. On walking around Stellenbosch (a university town) you could feel the buzz! Breakfast the next morning was just perfect and staff so friendly! We really enjoyed our 2 nights stay in the hotel and we definitely would return!”

Gerry and Ann
TripAdvisor review
9 May 2017

“Arriving at Oude Werf after fighting through Cape Town traffic on a Friday afternoon, we were met with smiles from our valet parking assistant and porter. All stress floated away immediately and the check in was seamless and friendly. Our room was stunning with a private balcony looking out onto a shady and peaceful courtyard. Modern fittings and touches contrasted the age of the building. The position of the hotel is one of its big draw cards, in the centre of the beautiful and famous Church Street, so we just walked everywhere. Breakfasts were amazing and my wife received a Mother’s Day rose on the Sunday which was a nice touch. Will definitely like to go back.”

Heath K from Cape Town
TripAdvisor review
17 May 2017

“We decided to stay over on Sunday night as we were off to go on honeymoon the next day and needed a place to settle for the evening. We were warmly welcomed at reception and we even dropped the line “we are on honeymoon” to that we were welcomed at our hotel room with MCC and a beautiful dessert platter in what felt like just a few minutes. We had a lovely evening and delicious buffet breakfast the next morning, which was included. We will definitely be back again!”

TripAdvisor review
30 May 2017