The first ever Business of Wine and Food Tourism to be held at Spier Estate, near Stellenbosch and our own Karl Parkinson, Group Sales Manager will be participating.

Don’t worry if you left preparing for spring a little late – there’s still a lot you can do to ensure your garden is a blooming success. Here are seven gardening tips from our group environmental manager, Chris van Zyl, on what to focus on in spring.

Learn more about Nina Daniels, our dynamic new General Manager.

We would like to acknowledge our dear Oom Cyril, who has been working at Oude Werf for 12 years. His smile is legendary and we are so grateful to have his warm and friendly self on our stoep every day helping guests with luggage, welcoming international travellers and greeting regulars like old friends. Oom Cyril […]

Stellenbosch is a city of oaks and vines, but we love our indigenous flora too. Threatened in its natural habitat and thought to have been extinct at one point, Blushing Bride (Serruria florida) is one of South Africa’s most-loved and most beautiful protea species. Its attractive flowers at this time of the year are a […]

Spring is for spontaneity with HA! and Oude Werf Hotel. Join us on a spontaneous journey of musical improvisation, poetry, story-telling and song. Friday, 2 September at 18h30. Tickets include a 3-course Spring-themed dinner.

Our Superior Plus room category has been renamed to Luxury and given pride of place, at the top of our beautiful room line-up. The next time you make a reservation at Oude Werf look out for the following room categories: Luxury, Deluxe and Superior.

We’re delighted to introduce our new chef, Jeromy Joubert, who joined the Oude Werf team this month. Having spent seven years working at Oude Werf’s sister hotel, the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Jeromy Joubert says the company’s ‘ethos’ and vision resonated  with him and drew him back. “My years at the Vineyard Hotel were the […]

Oude Werf we are excited to be working alongside Bergzicht Training; a facility where they offer basic skills training that will enable them to work in the many hotels and restaurants in the area.

Our GM Elanie Fourie is back at the helm after giving birth to her son, Paul. Here we speak to her about what she’s most looking forward to this year and the big plans she has for Oude Werf. How does it feel to be back? EF: From a work point of view it’s wonderful […]

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we bid farewell to our much-loved and esteemed matriarch, Kitty Petousis. At the age of 92, Kitty passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Kitty was a doyenne of the South African hotel industry and earned the reputation of being a passionate and savvy business woman in the […]

Fair Trade Tourism certification distinguishes our landmark hotel! In October 2015, Oude Werf Hotel received official certification from Fair Trade Tourism – an organisation that recognises and promotes sustainable and responsible tourism and hoteling on our continent. For us it is a well deserved ‘cherry on top’ after many years of major improvements and additions […]