Established in 1802, the Oude Werf Hotel Stellenbosch is South Africa’s oldest and most historic hotel, famed for centuries for fine-dining and luxurious accommodation.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, on Church Street, in the Cape Winelands of South Africa. In the centre of the Cape Winelands, the premier wine region of South Africa with a multitude of beautiful wine-farms calling to be visited, this boutique hotel is positioned in the historic core of the university town of Stellenbosch.
Oude Werf Hotel, lies within 45 km from Cape Town, and 20km from the ocean and is surrounded by picturesque mountains. The hotel is positioned on the site of South Africa’s first church built-in 1687.
Later fires destroyed the first two buildings resulting in the Oude Werf Hotel being built. The location is perfect for strolls around the quaint town, where you can walk to several boutique shops, museums, art galleries, cafés and chocolate shops designed to suit everyone’s taste buds.
Relax in tree sheltered yard, chill out in the coffee-lounge or pamper yourself with in-room massages while enjoying room service. Enjoy breakfast under the vines of the hotel famed for exceptional food, afternoon teas and the delightful wines of the Cape.
The period-inspired architecture blends with contemporary South African art and culture, as ornate furniture from bygone eras is carefully fused with modern touches throughout the hotel.
- Bar Fridges in Room
- Bedside table
- Ensuite private bathroom
- In-room safe
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Writing desk
Facilities Available at Oude Werf Hotel
- Curio Shop
- Hotel Bar
- Swimming Pool
Oude Werf’s dining history dates back the 19th century when Tant Betje Wium created her hearty country dishes for grateful guests. Today the hotel’s restaurant has an in-situ kitchen, a roaring fireplace for winter evenings and a delightful courtyard as well as a streetside patio for alfresco meals.
Breakfast includes everything from a classic buffet of seasonal fruit, local cheese and pastries to a cooked breakfast like smoked salmon crumpets or eggs benedict and freshly brewed barista coffee.
For lunch, try something that takes its influences from traditional South African cuisine like Cape snoek fishcakes, a ‘bunny chow’ (curry served in a hollowed-out loaf of soft white bread) or boerewors, a sausage served with a type of polenta known as ‘krummel pap’.
Afternoon nibbles also reference South Africa with delicate pastries known as ‘hertzoggies’ and mini milktarts, along with cookies, cakes and savoury snacks for high tea.
Dinner sees traditional Cape flavours being given a modern twist, all using superb local ingredients. Consider starting with a soup made with Karoo venison biltong (a traditional dried meat) topped with a delicious vetkoek. Or tuck into Atlantic salmon accompanied by excellent South African wine.