…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!

save water Oude Werf Hotel

Choose not to use! Every drop counts

Find out about our water saving initiatives and how you can save water when visiting the Western Cape.
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Sunday Lunch Stellenbosch

Long and lazy Sunday buffet lunch

Book now for our long and lazy Sunday buffet lunch with family favourites such as fall-off-the-bone roast lamb, perfect chicken pie and roast potatoes.
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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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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.
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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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New Year Oude Werf Hotel

New Year’s Eve at Oude Werf Hotel

Let the last memories you make in 2017 be made at Oude Werf. You will love the menu we’ve planned for our New Year’s Eve feast! Five festive courses for R535 per person, including a glass of Methode Cap Classique. Come and celebrate with us. Book your table now!
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“Great Breakfast – quiet rooms – fantastic service”

Review by James from Australia
9 October 2017

“First stop on our Garden Route Tour and Oude Werf Hotel was a very nice way to start. Hotel is clean, excellent room amenities and a full-service buffet breakfast. Check-in was easy, reception friendly and informative with lots of suggestions. Hotel is centrally located to many restaurants, shopping and points of interest. Valet parking”

review by Paulowlcourt from North Vancouver, BC
18 October 2017

“Stayed 2 days at this lovely hotel which is located in the heart of Stellenbosch and within a stone’s throw to all restaurants, galleries and Village Museum. There is also a mall within 2 blocks. To me, the Oude Werf is like a boutique hotel…very unique…the outside is like a historic mansion but the inside is modern and contemporary. Unlike other big and branded hotels, the Reception area exudes warmth and very welcoming manned by smiling and accommodating staffs. Off to the right, past the Reception is a great room with nice comfortable furniture. It is also where the bar is located. If memory serves me right, I think all the guest rooms are located in the 2nd and 3rd floors serviced with an all-glass elevator that provides an unobstructed view of the outside and inside of the hotel. My room has a sliding glass door that leads to a balcony that looks out to the swimming pool and garden and a view of the Dutch Reform Church’ steeple. The bathroom is modern with smoke glass as dividing wall between bedroom and bathroom. Bespoke amenities like soft pillows, plush comforter, and bathroom toiletries contributed to the atmosphere of comfort and luxury. This hotel has a nice restaurant where I had a breakfast that offers a buffet of international cuisine. From the Reception, bellhops, dining, bar, and housekeeping staffs, I definitely had a wonderful and comfortable stay albeit short at this hotel. This is definitely a 5-Star boutique hotel in my book!”

review by rhodora56 from San Jose
21 October 2017


“We came to Stellenbosch to visit family and, again, stayed at this wonderful hotel. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel so very welcome that it really did feel like our ‘home away from home’. We were very happy to have the same room as our last visit (Room 201 – to the side of the original building) which is spacious and comfortable and has a super, contemporary bathroom! The breakfast caters to everyone and on the two occasions when we had dinner the food was excellent. All the hotel’s staff, without exception, were so friendly and took great pains to ensure that we enjoyed our stay with them so, to all of you, a warm and heartfelt “Thank You”. We will look forward to our next visit and hope that it won’t be too long coming. Thank you all once again.”

review by hugedxb from Muscat, Oman
24 October 2017

“We stayed for 3 days with friends, and couldn’t fault how well we were looked after. Breakfast was plentiful and varied, the rooms were stunning and the location can’t be faulted. We’ll definitely stay here again when next in Stellenbosch.”

review by Billyboblincs
27 October 2017