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…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!

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  • Plougmans Platter Ploughman’s platter special - You don’t have to be a ploughman to love this selection of charcuterie, pâté, pickles, bread, cheeses and preserves, just a lover of real, authentic goodness. At R195, it serves two and includes a glass of House MCC sparkling wine per person.
  • stellenbosch soul food oude werf hotel Stellenbosch Summer Soul Food evenings - After the success of our Winter Soul Food menus, Oude Werf introduces Summer Soul Food Thursdays. Taking the saying “Whatever’s good for your soul… do that”, Chef Jeromy selects the best-loved flavours of the past, adds his gourmet flair, and every Thursday serves a three-course selection of dishes with their roots in our diverse culinary heritage and their presentation firmly in the contemporary world.

Always exceeds expectations

This is truly a remarkable boutique hotel. I stay here twice yearly and have enjoyed every visit. The staff are excellent, the architecture is picturesque, and the rooms are very comfortable. The restaurant is very good and the wine list decent. There are many other options in Stellenbosch, but none better.

 Thomas L
15 December 2016

Perfect hotel to explore Stellenbosch region

Convenient location. Big room with a lovely honeymoon surprise gift. Excellent courtyard swimming pool. Convenient valet parking. Very helpful and attentive staff. Nice lounge to relax in after dinner. Great breakfast spread.

 Jess from the UK
31 December 2016

Perfect location

This was our fifth stay at the Oude Werf Hotel and it just continues to delight us. It is the epitome of where old meets new, with modern glass and aluminium used to offset the Cape dutch antiques and yellow-wood finishes. Valet parking and friendly staff make your stay memorable. Even though you are in the heart of Stellenbosch, it is quiet (rooms at the back, we stayed in 216). There is a courtyard with swimming pool, not heated. The breakfast buffet is excellent. We will be back.

KobieMarie from Pretoria, South Africa
27 December 2016


Practically faultless. Historic hotel right in the centre of Stellenbosch. We had one of the older rooms (no ghost though) nicely appointed. Modern bathroom. Imperial size bed. Nespresso machine in the room. Breakfast ample in a beautiful setting under vines. Undercover parking.

106leslief from Johannesburg, South Africa
22 December 2016

Oldest but finest

One of the oldest hotels in South Africa, located in the heart of Stellenbosh, surrounded by shops, restaurants and Eikestad mall is not far. The staff is very welcoming, friendly, they have proposed on our last day a take-away breakfast box because we were leaving early. Choose a Modern room that is renovated. They have a free parking service. You can forget your car for 2 days because walking around the hotel is simply amazing.

21 December 2016