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.

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.

How to get to Oude Werf Hotel

Approximately a 30 minute drive from Cape Town International.

Activities at Oude Werf Hotel

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

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Nice location and hotel. Our room was a bit unnecessary as we couldn't use the outdoor space of our room (climate). The staff were very friendly, but maybe a bit unorganised. e.g. offering us a take-away breakfast for our early morning start (which was unexpected and very kind), but then it not being communicated to morning staff/ready.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Oude Werf Hotel

The Best of the Cape Self Drive and Safari Holiday

Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,280 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Winelands, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Amakhala Game Reserve