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
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

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Nov 27, 2019 473barrys St. Neots, United Kingdom

8 Guys on a golfing trip, we spent 5 nights here and we all thought the hotel was great, the location is fantastic, the rooms were spacious clean and very tidy, but in all honestly this is a couples hotel, but the staff and management looked after us very well We had breakfast every morning, there was a good selection of hot and cold food but they… Read more
8 Guys on a golfing trip, we spent 5 nights here and we all thought the hotel was great, the location is fantastic, the rooms were spacious clean and very tidy, but in all honestly this is a couples hotel, but the staff and management looked after us very well We had breakfast every morning, there was a good selection of hot and cold food but they would freshly cook it for you if required, Decor may not be to everyones taste but I will return in 2020 with my wife. Read less
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Nov 25, 2019 Rosemoon90

The buffet is so so nice for 110R you get a variety of chooses, the stuff are always friendly, I just love this place, I unfortunately don't like lunch there as it was pricy and not so good (but perhaps they changed the menu).
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Nov 23, 2019 kellygrimm coventry

Just stayed for 2 nights at Oude werf and was very impressed! Located right in the heart of the town, the building is beautiful and the staff were professional and friendly. The breakfasts were amazing and the staff organised a little pack up box and coffee for our early morning trek to the airport. Our only regret is that we could not stay… Read more
Just stayed for 2 nights at Oude werf and was very impressed! Located right in the heart of the town, the building is beautiful and the staff were professional and friendly. The breakfasts were amazing and the staff organised a little pack up box and coffee for our early morning trek to the airport. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. Would definitely book here again if we are lucky enough to come back! Read less
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Nov 19, 2019 Bunkercellar Brighton

By far the best location, but what really makes this place is the staff, without exception they were all excellent! The room was well appointed overlooking the street, but was not noisy! Breakfast was included and was very good every morning.
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Nov 18, 2019 Andrew M Oxford, United Kingdom

Stayed here for two fantastic nights. The room was lovely, breakfast excellent, but best of all the lovely staff. The bed was the biggest I have ever slept in! We asked for a recommendation for a wine tour and what they arranged for us was exceptional (tried 14 wines!). Would highly, highly recommend.