Oude Werf

Stellenbosch, Winelands

The hotel

This 4-star deluxe luxury landmark hotel, the oldest hotel in South Africa located in the heart of the university town of Stellenbosch, sets the tone for your Winelands discovery. Located just steps away from the town’s many boutiques, cafes, museums and galleries, right in the centre of Stellenbosch, Oude Werf blends Georgian origins with 21st century comfort. There are 58 styled rooms, consisting of modern Superior & Luxury rooms, and the hotel’s signature spacious Deluxe Rooms, surrounding an enclosed garden and pool area. The Restaurant has a private vine-covered courtyard and offers gourmet dining with a traditional Cape flavour and a fantastic selection of local wines. Make the most of the 200 wine estates in the area by using the convenient Vine Hopper shuttle service.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated right in the centre of the historic university town of Stellenbosch, only 45 km from Cape Town, 20 km from the sea and surrounded by beautiful mountains and vineyards. Stellenbosch is famous as the premier wine region of South Africa. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

58 rooms in 5 buildings. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms are contemporary in style and are located on all 3 floors and overlook the shady central garden or quiet, vine-covered courtyard. Rooms with either twin beds and bath and shower or 1 king-size bed and luxury shower only, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are the hotel’s signature accommodation. Rooms are very spacious and decorated in a traditional Cape style, located on the ground and 1st floor in the original inn-house building with large bathroom, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Luxury Rooms are more spacious and are located on the ground, 1st and 2nd floors with views of the central gardens or courtyard with either twin beds and bath and shower or 1 king-size bed and luxury shower only, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Restaurant with outdoor courtyard area. Poolside bar/coffee lounge. Garden with swimming pool and wooden deck. Wine tours available*. Excellent golf courses nearby*. Mountain bikes*. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary valet parking. Room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful stay in wine country

Aug 1, 2019 signal63 st laurent

This is a very charming hotel. Staff is dedicated to serve you at the best, with smile, and timely efficient. Rooms are very comfortable, luxury. Food is unbelievable from breakfast to dinner. Well located in Stellenbosch. Walking distance of major interest touristic areas. Safe environment. Highly recommended
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Jul 21, 2019 maihh

Everything about this hotel was excellent. Checking in (we arrived early) was straightforward and the reception staff were most helpful. Our rooms were beautiful, stylish and comfortable. Breakfasts were the best we experienced in our time in South Africa. The hotel location is central and it is easy walking to a wide range of restaurants and… Read more
Everything about this hotel was excellent. Checking in (we arrived early) was straightforward and the reception staff were most helpful. Our rooms were beautiful, stylish and comfortable. Breakfasts were the best we experienced in our time in South Africa. The hotel location is central and it is easy walking to a wide range of restaurants and shops. Overall nothing negative to say about this hotel. Read less
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Jul 1, 2019 WarrenS1144

Oude Werf is a perfect place to stay - great rooms, brilliant food and very helpful staff. I stay periodically and have never had anything less than an excellent experience. I look forward to my return each time.
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Jun 29, 2019 robmE2668EA

Stellenbosch is such a beautiful town and this hotel is literally in the centre. Just walk in any direction and enjoy the Dutch architecture. Art and craft abound closeby. Food, wine, coffee etc choices are abundant. Oh, yes this is about the hotel. Room is exceptional, staff great. Enjoy
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Jun 15, 2019 213daveg East Farleigh, United Kingdom

What a great find, a really classy hotel in Stellenbosch slap bang in the middle of the beat part of town. Great bars and restaurants in short walking distance, lots of good if expensive shopping on the doorstep too. Will return for a holiday at some stage and a few days here will be a pleasure I’m sure. Excellent value, beautifully designed with… Read more
What a great find, a really classy hotel in Stellenbosch slap bang in the middle of the beat part of town. Great bars and restaurants in short walking distance, lots of good if expensive shopping on the doorstep too. Will return for a holiday at some stage and a few days here will be a pleasure I’m sure. Excellent value, beautifully designed with an eclectic mix of furniture and art, very much my kind of place Read less