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Established in 1802, Oude Werf is South Africa's oldest and
most historic hotel and has defined hospitality and fine dining
for centuries. Our guests enjoy the wonders of the Cape Winelands
from the repose of our luxurious accommodation, situated in
the historical core of the university town of Stellenbosch,
only 50km from Cape Town, 25km from the sea and surrounded by
beautiful mountains. Stellenbosch is famous as the premier wine
region of South Africa.
Located on vibrant Church Street, Oude Werf retains the
graceful ambience of Georgian style throughout. Soft hues and
antique furniture have been tastefully aligned with the comforts
of modern living to create a calm haven from which to base your
exploration of Stellenbosch.
The hotel consists of 44 en suite bedrooms and 5 apartments (self catering,optional) which are individually
styled with antiques collected over the years. Modern facilities,
and staff who pride themselves on their friendly, personal and
professional service, make each visit an enjoyable and memorable
Our landmark 1802 Restaurant - now a beautifully redesigned 'modern-meets-vintage' bistro, with vine- covered courtyard and indoor fireside - is called "Liefde" ("Love", in Afrikaans). It serves homey, Cape classics, made with love…and a contemporary gourmet twist from chef, Albert van der Loo, matched with vintages from our world-famous wine region.
Sit back and sip sundowners in the tranquility
of a lovely verdant garden, or bask in the sun besides the pool. For those who feel a bit more energetic, there are signature
golf courses in close proximity to the town, guided historical
village walks, wine tours and a variety of other activities
that can be arranged from the hotel. A myriad shops, museums,
art galleries and beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture
are within easy walking distance of the hotel.