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Oude Werf (the old Churchyard) is South Africas oldest hotel, built on the site of its first church in the Wine capital and university town of Stellenbosch. Since 1802, this country inn has been extensively rebuilt, with most recent renovations turning this national monument into a deluxe modern hotel that still retains its historic ambiance and easy, personal hospitality.

Modern meets Vintage throughout the Hotel, which steps past a Georgian-style facade into its inn-house, and beyond, to the vine-covered courtyard and interior of a newly-designed restaurant. An adjoining vintage-styled bar and lounge spills out into a shady central garden and pool deck.

The Hotel has 58 rooms of various sizes overlooking the garden, restaurant and Church Street. These are decorated in an easy, contemporary style, subtly combined with period-inspired details and offer king, twin or double beds and en suite bath + shower or shower-only layouts. Standard deluxe features include satellite TV, high-speed internet access, wall safe, tea/coffee-making facilities and mini bar stocked on request.

Dining at Oude Werf has been a Stellenbosch must for 2 centuries. Chef Albert van der Loo continues a tradition exploring the many flavours of the area, and its top wines. Country-style breakfasts, casual lunches, hearty dinners or high tea can be enjoyed indoors or out in a unique new eatery that features an in-situ kitchen, running water and a shady vine-covered courtyard..

Centrally located, the hotel is a stroll from many leisure experiences - the cafs of Church Street, museums, galleries, architectural and heritage sights. Board a shuttle to one of 150 wine estates outside the town. Book a wine-drive safari. Hike or peddle through a mountain reserve, or golf at a premier course. Explore beyond to towns like the gourmet capital of Franschoek, the beaches of Gordons Bay or to Cape Towns city and Peninsula, 45 km away - excursions which can all be arranged by the Hotel.

Rooms and Units Available:

Deluxe Rooms
Amount of similar units: 12
Sleeps 2 Adults

Oak Apartments
Luxurious apartments, perfect for long stays, each with their own kitchenette, dining room table and lounge.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Superior Plus Rooms
Amount of similar units: 23
Sleeps 2 Adults

Superior Rooms
Our new superior rooms were completed in December 2011. Inspired by Stellenbosch and its history these rooms reflect the art and style of this vibrant town. Overlooking a stunning pool area, these rooms provide a superior experience!
Amount of similar units: 21
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Conference facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Xhosa / Zulu
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made within 14 to 8 days prior to the arrival date will be charged 50% of the contracted cost of
the accommodation for the full period.
Cancellations made within 7 to 1 days prior to the arrival date will be charged 80% of the contracted cost of
the accommodation for the full period.
Cancellations made on the day of arrival will be charged 90% of the contracted cost of the accommodation for the full period.
All no show charges will be charged at 90% of the contracted cost of the accommodation for the full period.


From the Airport (38km 35 minutes)
1. Continue onto Airport Approach Rd for 1.4 km
2. Keep left and take the ramp onto Settlers Way and continue for 12.4 km
3. Continue straight on N2 for a further 3.4 km
4. Take exit 33-Macassar for R310 toward Baden Powell Dr/Stellenbosch for 0.5 km
5. Turn left at Baden Powell Dr/R310 (signs for R310/Baden Powell Dr/Stellenbosch)
6. Continue for 12.9 km
7. Turn right at Adam Tas Street and continue 4.3 km
8. Turn right at Strand and continue 0.4 km
9. Take the 1st left onto Dorp Street and continue 1.1 km
10. Turn left at Drostdy and continue 81 m
11. Take the 1st left onto Church
12. The dOuwe Werf hotel is on the right at number 30

From the City Centre (37km 35 minutes)
1. Head west on Church toward Andringa for 0.2 km
2. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Bird St and continue for 80 m
3. Turn right at Dorp St and continue for 1.1 km
4. Turn left at Adam Tas St and continue for 3.8 km
5. Slight left at Baden Powell Dr and continue for 13.1 km
6. Turn right to merge onto N2 and then continue for 16.2 km
7. Take exit 16 to merge onto Settlers Way and continue for 0.9 km
8. Continue onto Airport Approach Rd for 1.2 km

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