Oude Werf Hotel - Stellenbosch

With a history dating back to 1802, the Oude Werf Hotel blends contemporary comfort with a period-inspired ambience - it is considered by many to be South Africa’s oldest continuously-operating hotel. This graceful Georgian building is located in the heart of historic Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, in tranquil, oak-lined Church Street, within easy walking distance of many Stellenbosch attractions.

The Rooms

Oude Werf has 58 recently renovated or newly built rooms, in three categories, all incorporating latest interior fittings and standard room features. Most are centred on the poolside gardens or in the historic main house (Inn). Some adjacent rooms are inter-leading and therefore family friendly. The rooms have been tastefully aligned with all the comforts of modern day living and present a calm haven with soft hues and antique furniture. All rooms are en-suite with bath and showers; include air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite television and WiFi.

The Hotel

The hotel is also well known for their restaurant, where Chef Albert van der Loo explores the region’s many flavours and vintages with the in-situ kitchen, fireside interior and vine-covered courtyard. A full English breakfast, a la carte lunch menu and dinner menu is offered. The hotel has a vine covered coffee courtyard, a tranquil lush garden and a swimming pool.

The Area

A historical town, Stellenbosch is part of the Cape Wine Route and from Oude Werf Hotel you can enjoy a myriad of shops, museums, art galleries and beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture, as well as world class vineyards. Stellenbosch and the Cape Winelands offer leisure, sightseeing, shopping, sporting and adventure experiences of every kind.

No matter how long or short your Stellenbosch stay, there are ample leisure and sightseeing experiences within a few minutes of Oude Werf, with various guided tours available.

our opinion:

A small comfortable boutique hotel with plenty of character in a great central location in Stellenbosch, with undoubtedly some of the best cheesecake you will ever taste!