Oude Werf Hotel

Exhibiting elegant colonial charm, D'Ouwe Werf is rich with the past and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. The oldest hotel in South Africa, D'Ouwe Werf was built in 1802 and carries with it the spirit of over two centuries of history. Found in the heart of Stellenbosch on Church Street, guests can enjoy some of the country's finest restaurants, with award winning status, and seemingly endless vineyards. Relax in the comfort of the hotel grounds with a sundowner in the garden or with a cooling dip in the pool. The restaurant at D'Ouwe Werf is also well worth a visit, serving delicious African cuisine.

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The hotel expertly juxtaposes Georgian panache with modern refinement and amenities. The property's 5 apartments and 44 rooms are all beautifully appointed with vintage styling and dotted with antiques amassed over time. For guests simply wishing for a place to stay, the apartments are an excellent choice, being the hotel's self-catering options. All accommodation types feature air conditioning, satellite TV, high speed internet, quaint furnishings and a mini bar. Rooms also feature en-suite bathrooms.

The surrounds are waiting to be explored with fantastic golf courses and guided historical tours nearby. Wine tours are naturally a huge attraction, with the chance to sample one of South Africa's most celebrated exports; ideal for the budding wine connoisseur.

Getting There

Approximately a 30 minute drive from Cape Town International.


An array of award winning restaurants, historic tours, golf, wine tours and much more.

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Emily Twigg and Ryan Shields

Lovely hotel, very kind and helpful staff, great location. Food was delicious and their recommendations for places to eat for dinner were excellent - we ate the best steaks we'd ever tasted in Stellenbosch at Fat Butcher through a reservation they made for us.

23/07/2019 Read full trip review

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Connor Scanlon & Caitlin Veilleux

This hotel was fine. It was in a good part of town and we liked the old parts of the hotel. The room was just okay. A little dated but the breakfast was a good mix of food.

22/03/2019 Read full trip review

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