A South African historical treasure, Oude Werf has defined hospitality and fine dining since its establishment in 1802. Guests can enjoy the splendors of the famous Cape Winelands from the tranquility of South Africa’s oldest hotel, perfectly situated in the historical core of the university town of Stellenbosch, only 50 km from Cape Town, 25 km from the sea. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and located on vibrant Church Street, Oude Werf retains the graceful ambience of Georgian style throughout.
Located on all three floors of the hotel and overlooking the shady central garden, or quiet, vine-covered courtyard, these light, open-plan style rooms offer a bedroom and luxury en suite with shower, vanity and toilet. Contemporary styling and ultra-modern fixtures are combined with subtle period-inspired details.
The hotel’s signature accommodations, on both the ground and first floor levels in the original inn-house building are generously spacious interiors that include large, deluxe en suites with free-standing baths and separate showers. These roomy, high-ceiling interiors are favoured for their rich colouring and period-styled furnishings that echo some of the hotel’s early history.
These more spacious rooms on the ground, first and second floors enjoy airy views of our quiet central gardens or courtyard. Open-plan style layouts feature bedrooms with separate en suite bath, shower, vanity, and toilet. 21st century comforts are beautifully blended with soft tones, textures, and unique historic styling inspirations.
Liefde's exciting new menus cater to a variety of palates, from lunchy light meals under the vines of the courtyard patio, to robust country a la carte dinner specialities - served alfresco or indoors around the fireplace. Here you can taste the most quaffable vintages native to some of the most beautiful valley estates in the South of Africa.
The tranquility of the lovely verdant garden and swimming pool creates a calm haven from which to base your exploration of Stellenbosch. For those who feel like relaxing close to their rooms for the day, the poolside patio is the perfect place to bask in the warm sunlight.