Oude Werf (or “the old Churchyard”) is South Africa’s oldest hotel, built on the site of its first church of 1680 in the historic Wine ‘capital’ and university town of Stellenbosch. Since 1802, this legendary landmark has been extensively rebuilt, with most recent renovations turning a once-small country inn into a deluxe modern hotel that still retains its historic ambiance and easy, personal hospitality.
‘Modern’ meets ‘Vintage’ throughout the Hotel, which steps past a Georgian-style facade into its inn-house, and beyond, to the vine-covered courtyard and interior of a newly-designed restaurant, with a vintage-styled bar and lounge, overlooking our central garden and pool deck.
The Hotel has 58 en suite rooms of various sizes overlooking the garden, restaurant and Church Street. Decorated in contemporary style, with deluxe comforts subtly combined with period-inspired details, they include standard features like satellite TV, high-speed internet access, wall safe, tea/coffee-making facilities and mini bar.
Centrally located, the hotel is a stroll from many leisure experiences - the cafés of Church Street, museums, galleries, architectural and heritage sights. Board a shuttle to one of 150 wine estates outside the town. Book a wine-drive safari. Hike or peddle through a mountain reserve, or golf at a premier course. Explore beyond to towns like the ‘gourmet capital’ of Franschoek, the beaches of Gordon’s Bay or to Cape Town’s city and Peninsula, 45 km away
PLEASE NOTE: While the Hotel is open and all of its facilities are available to guests, our national monument is still undergoing some sensitive final finishing touches until the New Year. Our apologies for any inconvenience or omission temporarily caused by our restoration. Our team will endeavour to deal with anything that may potentially disrupt your comfort and enjoyment as speedily as possible