…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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Oude Werf Winter pamper package

Winter Pamper Package

A warm welcome. A cosy room. Crisp sheets. A soothing full body massage …all this on our Winter Pamper Package!
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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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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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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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Winter Business special

A special accommodation rate for corporate travellers coming to Stellenbosch. Stay from now until 31 August 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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“This is a quaint old homestead but the facilities are superb along with friendly efficient staff. Its in a beautiful location in Stellenbosch and to be honest you could not wish for anything better in my opinion. Shame this was a business trip though as it would be a great base for a vacation”

Martinwsydney from North Sydney, Australia
review on TripAdvisor
8 June 2017

“We stayed for a week & had a lovely poolside room. This is our 2nd visit to this hotel & would visit it again & again. The staff are all delightful, so friendly & helpful. The hotel is smack in the middle of Stellenbosch & they have great valet parking so you can wander round all the sites & restaurants without having to touch the car. We love the buzz not only in the hotel but in Stellenbosch & so convenient for all the wineries in creation.. There is only 1 little problem when they are busy, breakfast can be a bit chaotic but hey if you’re on holiday what does it matter as the choices are vast.

O2577ZEcaroll from Jerez De La Frontera
review on TripAdvisor
11 June 2017


“Been hesitant to write this as I quite enjoy people not knowing that much about this hidden gem – I use this for business travel and it really ticks all boxes – must say that I would also use it as a tourist to Stellenbosch as it is so centrally situated that it is walking distance to many locations in town. What really appeals to me is the level of service that extends from security to porters to front desk to waiters – its all consistently great – a tip though – get the staff to valet park your car as the parking garage is really tight!!! Have now stayed 3 times and is my choice of hotel in Stellies”

Fingus from Johannesburg
review on TripAdvisor
12 June 2017


“Wow what an amazing experience – rooms were amazing, service was great, staff all had smiles and everything was perfect. The attention to detail!!! Well done Nina Daniels and team!! Will def be back!!”

Melony Jacoby
review on Facebook
20 June 2017