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A stroll from the many historic attractions of the Winelands ‘capital’ of Stellenbosch, Oude Werf combines a centuries-old heritage as South Africa’s oldest continuously operating hotel with luxury contemporary comforts and intimate hospitality.


  • Rest in one of 58 beautifully designed, deluxe en suite accommodations
  • Relax in its cosy lounge and bar, or refresh in the poolside gardens.
  • Enjoy classic Cape flavours and vintages at a superb restaurant with vine-covered courtyard

You should know

  • Children under the age of three are accommodated free of charge when sharing with one or two paying adults.
  • Children over the age of three pay a children’s rate when sharing with adults.
  • A maximum of one child is allowed per room.
  • Superior rooms cannot accommodate children.

The detail

The historic Oude Werf Hotel was built in 1802 on the site of South Africa's first church which was destroyed by fire in 1710. The hotel is located in the heart of Stellenbosch which is well known for its vibrant shops, art galleries, stunning museums and beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture within walking distance. The luxurious landmark hotel is filled with antiques and decorated in soft tones, creating a warm and welcoming ambiance. Tasteful furnishings, attentive service, gourmet cuisine, and world-class amenities combine to give guests a memorable stay.

Oude Werf has 58 luxurious en-suite bedrooms in three different room types, set across the hotel property. Most are centered on the poolside gardens or in our historic inn-house. Most above-ground rooms have lift access, with some adjacent rooms interleading and family group-friendly.

All rooms have been extensively renovated or are newly built, incorporating latest interior fittings and standard room features which include a King or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with luxury bathroom amenities, high-speed internet access, tea and coffee making facilities, optional mini bar, air-conditioning, work desk, and satellite television.

23 contemporary styled Superior Rooms are located on all three floors of the Hotel, overlooking the shady central garden or quiet vine-covered courtyard. The open-plan style rooms spill with natural light and offer a bedroom, luxury en-suite with shower, vanity and toilet.

The 12 spacious high-ceilinged Deluxe Rooms are furnished in rich colors and comfortable modern Cape style and boast king or twin beds, large luxury en-suite with free-standing bath and separate shower, and Nespresso coffee machine.

23 spacious open-plan Luxury Rooms are located on the ground, first and second floors of the hotel. They enjoy airy views of the quiet central gardens or courtyard. Each room features a bedroom with a separate en-suite bath, shower, vanity and toilet, and step-out patio or balcony with chairs. These rooms are suited to families as they have two sets of interleading rooms available.

Oude Werf offers guests a tranquil space in the center of the vibrant town. The swimming pool sparkles by the manicured gardens, a perfect spot for relaxing or sipping sundowners.

The newly revamped bistro, Liefde, serves classic Cape cuisine, with a modern twist. The culinary delights are accompanied with wines from an extensive wine list from the world-famous wine region. Oude Werf offers conference packages in a well-equipped conference venue, for up to 40 delegates.

Guests have the opportunity to explore the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Established in 1971, it’s the oldest in the country. Today the Stellenbosch Wine Route comprises of more than 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification. Daily wine tasting, cellar tours, and sales are offered at most cellars, and many of these offer restaurant and picnic facilities. The Vine Hopper offers a convenient Hop on Hop off service in the Stellenbosch wine area. Guided cycle tours through the city and the vineyards are also available.

Price includes

  • Accommodation & breakfast
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What our guests say about Candis

May 13, 2024
Candis was lovely to work with and…
Candis was lovely to work with and super quick to respond. The entire process from when we first reached out to her to inquire about a trip to when we confirmed the quote and booking was under a week. We sincerely appreciated having all of these details taken care of for us and the all of the attention she took in answering our questions and adjusting our trip to work within our timeline.
L Marie
May 13, 2024
Candis was brilliant in assisting us to organise our safari. Highly recommended!
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May 6, 2024
I would like to thank all the staff at…
I would like to thank all the staff at Safari.com. I have just returned from a fabulous trip to South Africa organised with their help. Very helpful, efficient and kind people.
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Jun 13, 2024
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I made a reservation for a 7-night safari trip to two specific Private Game Reserves in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, for one of the busiest months in Kruger: August. This reservation was made at the last minute. (3 days ago). A reservation that had some special features, with choices from someone who has already done (my husband and I) several safaris in other African countries. The architecture and design of the lodges are important to us on a professional level. And the Private Game Reserves had to be the best. Anja Meyer, from Safari.com, started and completed the reservation process in 4 days, two of which were weekends. Very efficient, fast and understanding what we wanted for our week in the bush. We are "addicted" to safaris, wildlife, bush, landscapes, nature... and we love Africa and the Africans. We can't wait for August to arrive. Thank you!
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My first experience a number of months…
My first experience a number of months back wasn't as I wanted. I picked up with Dolan a little after this to find when the best time to Safari was with the chance of seeing the "big 5" and he was so helpful, guiding me to July-September. With the cooler winter months being the better chances to see more wildlife and the big five. This lead me on to deal with Jayson. Jayson has pulled out all the stops, working past 9pm Cape Town time( 8pm London UK) to help meet my needs. I travel out on 6th July and cannot wait, Thank you Dolan and Jayson. Julian Bingle, London, UK.
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Sara Van Coillie has been extremely…
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Alisha Strand
Jun 10, 2024
Pascal John extremely helpful,efficient and knowledgeable
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Leche was very responsive and really…
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Shann was very helpful and was always quick to respond to any questions that I had. She provided with multiple options for each stage of our trip, and overall provided a great service. Would highly recommend!
Jun 8, 2024
Thanks Pascal you are amazing!
From the moment we arrived in South Africa, our safari adventure was nothing short of extraordinary. Nestled in the heart of the African wilderness, we found ourselves surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Kruger National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Our accommodation was luxurious yet seamlessly integrated into the natural environment, offering us stunning views of the savannah from the comfort of our private deck. Each day began with an exhilarating sunrise game drive, where our expert guide shared his deep knowledge and passion for the local wildlife. Witnessing the "Big Five" was an awe-inspiring experience that left us in complete awe of nature's magnificence. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and made sure we felt safe while immersing ourselves in the wilderness. Evenings were equally enchanting, with sundowner drinks enjoyed against the backdrop of a fiery African sunset, followed by sumptuous dinners under the starlit sky. The cuisine was a delightful fusion of local flavors and gourmet dishes, perfectly complementing the day's adventures. The sense of community at the lodge was heartwarming. The staff were attentive, ensuring every need was met with a smile, and fellow travelers quickly became friends as we shared stories around the campfire. Our South African safari was more than just a holiday; it was a transformative journey that connected us with nature and left us with lasting memories. For anyone seeking an adventure that combines luxury, education, and unparalleled wildlife encounters, a safari in South Africa is an absolute must. We left with hearts full of gratitude and a profound appreciation for the natural world, eagerly planning our return to this magnificent land.
Jun 8, 2024
A great experience
Pascal was wonderful to work with! When one camp option fell through he quickly found an equal alternative for our group. He was always very responsive to my many emails and texts. I would highly recommend Safari.com.
Jun 7, 2024
Leché was fantastic - thank you!
Leché was fantastic - super helpful and so patient with me. Provided all the options and was so quick responding to any questions (of which I had many!). So grateful and I can't wait for our holiday!
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