…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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Superior Room

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

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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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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Extend your stay

Extend your stay in Stellenbosch and Oude Werf Hotel will give you discounted rates on your accommodation.
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“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

“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

Gem in the heart of Stellenbosch

“Absolutely loved everything about our stay in Oude Werf. The location is fantastic (right in the centre of Stellenbosch old town). A huge selection of bars and restaurants are only a few steps away! Fabulous decor throughout the hotel and the rooms are extremely generous in size!”

Niamh114 from Dublin, Ireland
TripAdvisor review, 21 April 2017

Great boutique hotel

“What a great hotel. The location is perfect in the heart of Stellenbosch, the room we had (124) was really special and the service was excellent. In a town as busy as Stellenbosch, it’s tricky to find parking but the Oude Werf provides onsite valet parking – what a bonus.    Our room was tastefully furnished and really had the “boutique” vibe without having to try too hard. Breakfast was good but we really didn’t do it justice and the bar was a comfortable and relaxing place to wind down after a long day wine tasting. Would recommend this hotel highly.”

The Don UK from Chepstow, United Kingdom
TripAdvisor review, 24 April 2017