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 and surrounded by beautiful mountains.
Located on vibrant Church Street, Oude Werf retains the graceful ambience of Georgian style throughout. The hotel consists of 44 en suite bedrooms and 5 self-catering (optional) apartments which are individually styled with antiques collected over the years. The landmark 1802 Restaurant - now a beautifully redesigned 'modern-meets-vintage' bistro is called "Liefde" ("Love", in Afrikaans). It serves homey, Cape classics made with a contemporary gourmet twist from chef Albert van der Loo, paired with vintages from our world-famous wine region.
The hotel has 11 Classic Rooms that have a bath/shower combination each with its own personal character. Available in 3 double and 8 twin rooms, each with air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite television and WiFi.
Oude Werf features 21 beautiful new Superior Rooms which were inspired by Stellenbosch and its history. These rooms reflect the art and style of this vibrant town in the heart of the winelands. Each overlooking a stunning pool area, these rooms indeed provide a superior experience! The 14 twin rooms have bath and shower, and the 7 king rooms have a luxury shower only.
These deluxe spacious rooms are all furnished in comfortable modern Cape style. They boast walk-in dressing rooms, large bathrooms and under floor heating. Available in 2 king rooms and 10 twin rooms.
These apartments are perfect for long stays, each with their own kitchenette, dining room table and lounge. All apartments are equipped with air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite television and WiFi.
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.
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